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Telecommunication in Greece

The development of telecommunications in Greece is roughly equivalent to the United States. Under the country code +30, there were a total of 16.41 million connections in 2021. Among them were 11.49 million 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 3.20 million webhosts, Greece is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, 95,300 of these, or about 3 percent, were secured with SSL or comparable encryption.

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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 44.60 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Greece ranks 92nd in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 7.6 Mbit/second was significantly lower (146th place).
In mobile internet, i.e., on tablets and smartphones, Greece comes 31st with a download speed of 63.60 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 13 Mbit was only enough for 38th place.

The Speedtest Global Index published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in February 2023 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 percent mean that, on average, every inhabitant has more than one connection.

Access to the internet in Greece from 1990 - 2021

Broadband internet in Greece 2003 - 2021

Symbol image: cell towerThe expansion of broadband internet in Greece is roughly on a par with the USA. Around 78 percent of all residents have access to the internet. Around 42 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 - 2021

Mobile phones 1990 - 2021

All international calling codes

Distribution in 2021Greece
Internet users8.35 m78.49 %304.52 m91.75 %
Broadband users4.44 m41.68 %125.89 m37.93 %
Landlines4.91 m46.16 %97.82 m29.47 %
Mobile cellulars11.49 m108.01 %361.66 m108.97 %

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