Telecommunication in GreenlandCompared to the European Union, Greenland has a slight downturn in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +299, there were a total of 72,310 connections in 2020. Among them were 65,958 mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.2 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.
With about 15,645 webhosts, Greenland is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, 232 million of these, or about 1 percent, were secured with SSL or comparable encryption.
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Development of telephone and internet connectionsThe following diagrams show the development of the various 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 connection.
Access to the Internet in Greenland from 1990 - 2019
Broadband internet in Greenland 2003 - 2020Greenland is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband Internet connections. Around 69% of all residents have access to the Internet. Around 28% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the former ISDN (more than 256 kbit/s). All fixed connections via DSL, cable or satellite were counted here, but not those connected to the Internet via mobile communications.
Landlines 1990 - 2020
Mobile phones 1990 - 2020
|Distribution in 2020||Greenland|
|Broadband users||15,649.00||27.76 %||163.72 m||36.59 %|
|Landlines||6,352.00||11.27 %||160.15 m||35.79 %|
|Mobile cellulars||65,958.00||117.02 %||540.56 m||120.80 %|