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Communications in Anguilla
 
 
 

General

Anguilla has communications systems that are up to date with modern standards. Cable & Wireless (WI) Ltd is a domestic and international franchise carrier in Anguilla, operating since 1971. The provision of data and internet services, telephone, cellular, voice-mail, paging, internet access, facsimile, leased circuit and toll free services are available, as well as Cable & Wireless Caribbean phone cards, PBX and other equipment. Public card and coin phones are located island-wide. The telecommunications monopoly by Cable and Wireless in Anguilla was ended in 2004. Digicel Group was given clearance to launch a GSM network in Anguilla in 2005. Digicel is the fastest growing mobile telecommunications operator in the Caribbean. In 2009, there were 6,300 land lines and 27,700 mobile cellular users on the island.

Also in the same year, there were 3,700 internet users, where internet services were provided by Cable & Wireless, Weblinks and Caribbean Cable Communications.

Overview

Telephones - main lines in use :
6,300 (2009)

Telephones - mobile cellular :
27,000 (2009)

Telephone system :
general assessment: modern internal telephone system
domestic: fixed-line teledensity is roughly 40 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular teledensity is roughly 180 per 100 persons
international: country code - 1-264; landing point for the East Caribbean Fibre System (ECFS) submarine cable with links to 13 other islands in the eastern Caribbean extending from the British Virgin Islands to Trinidad; microwave radio relay to island of
Saint Martin/Sint Maarten (2009)

Broadcast media :
1 private television station; multi-channel cable TV subscription services are available; about 10 radio stations, one of which is government-owned (2007)

Internet country code :
.ai

Internet hosts :
271 (2010)

Internet users :
3,700 (2009)

 

 
 

 



 


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