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Telecommunication on the Faroe Islands

The development of telecommunications on the Faroe Islands is roughly equivalent to the average of the European Union. Under the country code +298, there were a total of 74,314 connections in 2019. Among them were 56,293 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.

The expansion of the broadband Internet on the Faroe Islands is roughly equal to the EU average. Around 98% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 37% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 7,575 webhosts, the Faroe Islands 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 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 on the Faroe Islands from 1990 - 2019

Broadband internet on the Faroe Islands 2001 - 2019

Landlines 1990 - 2019

Mobile phones 1990 - 2019


Spreading in 2019Faroe Islands
Total
Faroe Islands
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users47,499.9997.58 %382.04 m85.43 %
Broadband users18,041.0037.06 %158.30 m35.40 %
Landlines18,021.0037.02 %165.48 m37.00 %
Mobile cellulars56,293.00115.65 %542.60 m121.33 %