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 74,344 connections in 2020. Among them were 59,003 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 38% 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 - 2020

Landlines 1990 - 2020

Mobile phones 1990 - 2020

Distribution in 2020Faroe Islands
Faroe Islands
Broadband users18,443.0037.74 %162.67 m36.33 %
Landlines15,341.0031.39 %159.99 m35.73 %
Mobile cellulars59,003.00120.75 %541.96 m121.03 %