This page was last updated on 22 Feb 2019.
The Internet had, until recently, not had much direct impact on the conduct of offshore business from Aruba. However, the market for telecommunications in Aruba has been opened up. SETAR NV (Servicio di Telecomunicación di Aruba) was the first provider of telecommunications; in addition are two private companies operate a mobile phone network. SETAR NV provides most of the telecommunications services.
There are also additional internet service providers and high speed internet is available. Broadband is cheaper than most other Caribbean countries, though these tend to be pricey on average. With respect to broadband speed, Aruba currently ranks 49th fastest out of 200 territories.
The telecommunication infrastructure of Aruba has advanced in recent years and the island has both a fibre-optic and digital microwave network. Aruba is also a landing point of the Pan American Submarine Cable System, and is connected with the world fibre-optic network. International calls can be made to all countries in the world directly or via international operator service.
SETAR NV has a packet switching node for credit card validation purposes and additional data communication services. In addition SETAR NV offers a mobile communication infrastructure and a city-paging system for tone, voice (mail), numeric and alphanumeric options. A mobile telephone and trunking system (public mobile radio system) is also available.