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Telecommunication in Iceland

The development of telecommunications in Iceland is roughly equivalent to the average of the European Union. Under the country code +354, there were a total of 528,416 connections in 2020. Among them were 421,384 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.1 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

The expansion of the broadband Internet in Iceland is roughly equal to the EU average. Around 99% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 39% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 369,969 webhosts, Iceland is well above the world's average.


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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 in Iceland from 1990 - 2019

Broadband internet in Iceland 1999 - 2020

Landlines 1990 - 2020

Mobile phones 1990 - 2020



Distribution in 2020Iceland
Total
Iceland
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Broadband users141,816.0038.70 %162.67 m36.33 %
Landlines107,032.0029.21 %159.99 m35.73 %
Mobile cellulars421,384.00115.00 %541.96 m121.03 %