Honduras Communications - 2023


Telephones - fixed lines

total subscriptions: 465,521 (2021 est.)

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 5 (2021 est.)

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Telephones - mobile cellular

total subscriptions: 7,560,710 (2021 est.)

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 74 (2021 est.)

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Telecommunication systems

general assessment:

Honduras is among the poorest countries in Central America and has long been plagued by an unstable political framework which has rendered telecom sector reform difficult; this has created real difficulties for telcos as well as consumers; fixed-line teledensity, at only 4.9%, is significantly lower than the Latin American and Caribbean average; poor fixed-line infrastructure has been exacerbated by low investment and topographical difficulties which have made investment in rural areas unattractive or uneconomical; the internet has been slow to develop; DSL and cable modem technologies are available but are relatively expensive, while higher speed services are largely restricted to the major urban centers; the demand for broadband is steadily increasing and there has been some investment in network upgrades to fiber-based infrastructure



domestic: fixed-line teledensity of 5 per 100; mobile-cellular subscribership is roughly 74 per 100 persons (2021)

international: country code - 504; landing points for both the ARCOS and the MAYA-1 fiber-optic submarine cable systems that together provide connectivity to South and Central America, parts of the Caribbean, and the US; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean); connected to Central American Microwave System (2019)

Broadcast media

multiple privately owned terrestrial TV networks, supplemented by multiple cable TV networks; Radio Honduras is the lone government-owned radio network; roughly 300 privately owned radio stations (2019)

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Internet users

total: 4.8 million (2021 est.)

percent of population: 48% (2021 est.)

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Broadband - fixed subscriptions

total: 396,916 (2020)

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 4 (2020 est.)

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NOTE: The information regarding Honduras on this page is re-published from the 2023 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Honduras 2023 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Honduras 2023 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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