Telecommunication in Greenland

Compared to the European Union, Greenland has a slight downturn in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +299, there were a total of 70,597 connections in 2018. Among them were 62,537 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.1 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Greenland is back. Around 69% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 24% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 15,645 webhosts, Greenland is below the world's average by population.


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Development of telephone and internet connections

The following diagrams show the development of the different telephone and Internet connections as a percentage of the country's population. Values above 100% mean that on average every inhabitant has more than one subscription.


Spread of internet connections in Greenland 1990 - 2017




Broadband internet in Greenland 2003 - 2018




Landlines in the years 1990 - 2018




Mobile phones in Greenland 1990 - 2018




Spreading in 2018 Greenland
Total
Greenland
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Broadband users 13,192.00 23.55 % 179.62 m 35.00 %
Landlines 8,060.00 14.39 % 197.06 m 38.40 %
Mobile cellulars 62,537.00 111.62 % 624.52 m 121.69 %