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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 8.25 m connections in 2019. Among them were 7.24 m 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.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections Denmark is very well in the race. Around 98% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 44% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 4.30 m webhosts, Denmark is roughly in the the world's average.


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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 210.91 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Denmark ranked 7th in an international comparison. The upload rate was only 146.40 Mbit/second (10th place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 20th place.
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, Denmark comes 15th with a download speed of 93.80 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 22 Mbit was only enough for 10th place.

The "Speedtest Global Index" published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in Mai 2021 from 180 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 - 2019

Broadband internet in Denmark 2000 - 2019

Landlines 1990 - 2019

Mobile phones 1990 - 2019


Spreading in 2019Denmark
Total
Denmark
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users5.70 m98.05 %382.04 m85.43 %
Broadband users2.54 m43.62 %158.30 m35.40 %
Landlines1.00 m17.26 %165.48 m37.00 %
Mobile cellulars7.24 m124.58 %542.60 m121.33 %