Telecommunication in IcelandThe 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 connectionsThe 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 2020||Iceland|
|Broadband users||141,816.00||38.70 %||162.67 m||36.33 %|
|Landlines||107,032.00||29.21 %||159.99 m||35.73 %|
|Mobile cellulars||421,384.00||115.00 %||541.96 m||121.03 %|