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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 74,554 connections in 2020. Among them were 59,213 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 7,575 webhosts, the Faroe Islands is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, 294 million 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% 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 EU average. Around 98% of all residents have access to the Internet. Around 38% 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

Distribution in 2020Faroe Islands
Faroe Islands
Broadband users18,443.0037.74 %163.72 m36.56 %
Landlines15,341.0031.39 %160.15 m35.76 %
Mobile cellulars59,213.00121.18 %540.56 m120.71 %

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