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Telecommunication in Denmark

The development of telecommunications in Denmark is roughly equivalent to the average of the European Union. Under the country code +45, there were a total of 7.99 million connections in 2020. Among them were 7.25 million 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 4.30 million webhosts, Denmark is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, 1.62 million 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 166.11 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Denmark ranked 5th in an international comparison. The upload rate was only 94.44 Mbit/second (9th place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 5th place.
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, Denmark comes 8th with a download speed of 102.90 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 19 Mbit was only enough for 11th place.

The Speedtest Global Index published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in April 2022 from 181 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% mean that, on average, every inhabitant has more than one connection.

Access to the Internet in Denmark from 1990 - 2020

Broadband internet in Denmark 2000 - 2020

Symbol image: cell towerDenmark is doing very well in the expansion of broadband Internet connections. Around 97% of all residents have access to the Internet. Around 44% 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 88.8 percent of all households are equipped with a fast Internet connection.

Landlines 1990 - 2020

Mobile phones 1990 - 2020

Distribution in 2020Denmark
Internet users5.63 m96.55 %379.21 m84.74 %
Broadband users2.59 m44.42 %163.72 m36.59 %
Landlines734,436.0012.59 %160.15 m35.79 %
Mobile cellulars7.25 m124.37 %540.56 m120.80 %

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