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Belize
Internet usage, broadband and telecommunications reports

Internet Usage Statistics:
108,048 Internet users as of Dec 31, 2013;
31.7% of the population, according to IWS.




Belize has more in common with the Caribbean island-states than with its Central American neighbours. This is reflected in its major languages, English and Creole, and in its mainly Anglo-Caribbean architecture and its relatively peaceful political culture.



Latest Population Estimate:
340,844 population estimate for 2014, according to US Census Bureau.

Latest Country GNI Estimate:
GNI per capita was US$ 4,180 for 2012, according to the World Bank.

Country Area:
22,966 sq km

Internet Usage and Population Growth:

YEAR

Population

Users

% Penet.

Usage Source

2000

245,800

15,000

6.1 %

ITU

2005

291,904

35,000

12.0 %

ITU

2008

301,270

32,000

10.6 %

ITU

2012

327,719

74,700

22.8 %

ITU

2013

340,844

108,048

31.7 %

ITU


Belize Search Engines:

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Belize Profile Reports:

BBC Profile for Belize

CIA Profile for Belize

Belize World Bank Report

Belize Wikipedia Profile

Belize Radio and TV Stations

Broadband and Telecommunications in Belize

Belize was among the first Latin American countries to privatise its national telecom company in 1988, but gave the incumbent, Belize Telecommunications Ltd (BTL), a 15-year monopoly concession until end-2002 for all fixed-line and mobile phone services. Now, despite theoretical liberalisation, BTL still holds a de facto monopoly. International Telecommunications (Intelco) became BTL’s first competitor in October 2003, but was bankrupt by November 2004. A third company now has the task of breaking BTL’s monopoly: SpeedNet Communications (SpeedNet), which began to build a CDMA2000 1X network in September 2004. SpeedNet plans to offer Internet access, wireless broadband and various corporate services as well as mobile telephony.


Recommended Market Reports on Belize:

Belize - Telecommunications Market Overview and Statistics
Belize is one the smaller countries in the region, with fewer than 350,000 inhabitants. It is the only English-speaking nation in Central America, having closer affinities with the Caribbean region than with its immediate neighbours. The Belizean telecom market was officially liberalised in 2003, yet the incumbent, Belize Telemedia Limited, continues to hold a monopoly in fixed-line services and is the dominant provider of mobile and broadband services. In 2009, the state renationalised Belize Telemedia Limited, after a change of government brought to light a questionable Accommodation Agreement between the previous administration and Belize Telemedia Limited.
Get the report here.



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