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Telecommunication in Denmark

The development of telecommunications in Denmark is roughly equivalent to the United States. Under the country code +45, there were a total of 7.99 million connections in 2021. Among them were 7.29 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.2 per person. In the US, this figure is 1.1 mobile phones per person.

With about 4.30 million webhosts, Denmark is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, 1.62 million of these, or about 38 percent, were secured with SSL or comparable encryption.


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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 192.23 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Denmark ranks 8th in an international comparison. The upload rate was only 104.86 Mbit/second (9th place).
In mobile internet, i.e., on tablets and smartphones, Denmark comes 5th with a download speed of 119.55 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 19 Mbit was only enough for 8th place.

The Speedtest Global Index published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in December 2022 from 178 countries.

The following diagrams show the development of the various telephone and internet connections as a percentage of the country's population. Values above 100 percent mean that, on average, every inhabitant has more than one connection.


Access to the internet in Denmark from 1990 - 2021

Broadband internet in Denmark 2000 - 2021

Symbol image: cell towerDenmark is doing very well in the expansion of broadband internet connections. Around 99 percent of all residents have access to the internet. Around 44 percent 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. With around 2.0 people per household, this means that around 89.0 percent of all households are equipped with a high-speed internet connection.

Landlines 1990 - 2021

Mobile phones 1990 - 2021

The increasing prevalence of cell phones and the simultaneous decline in landline phones clearly indicate a change in Denmark. While the number of landlines has fallen significantly in recent years, the spread of cell phones has risen to 124 cell phone subscriptions per 100 people at last count. Such a clear shift does not occur in all countries, but the trend points in the same direction internationally.



Distribution in 2021Denmark
Total
Denmark
percent
USA
Total
USA
percent
Broadband users2.61 m44.49 %127.03 m38.27 %
Landlines706,604.0012.06 %97.11 m29.26 %
Mobile cellulars7.29 m124.44 %361.62 m108.96 %

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