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Telecommunication on the Faroe Islands

The development of telecommunications on the Faroe Islands is roughly equivalent to the United States. Under the country code +298, there were a total of 74,554 connections in 2021. Among them were 59,213 mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.1 per person. In the US, this figure is 1.1 mobile phones per person.

With about 7,575 webhosts, the Faroe Islands is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, 294 of these, or about 4 percent, were secured with SSL or comparable encryption.


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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 percent 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 - 2020

Symbol image: cell towerThe expansion of broadband internet on the Faroe Islands is roughly on a par with the USA. Around 98 percent of all residents have access to the internet. Around 35 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.

Landlines 1990 - 2020

Mobile phones 1990 - 2020

The increasing prevalence of cell phones and the simultaneous decline in the number of fixed-network phones also indicate a change here. While the number of fixed-network phones has declined over the past few years, the number of cell phones has increased noticeably at the same time. Most recently, there were 0 cell phone contracts per 100 people. This trend can be observed worldwide, but is not yet as pronounced in Wakanda as in some other countries.

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