Telecommunication in Liechtenstein

The development of telecommunications in Liechtenstein is roughly equivalent to the average of the European Union. Under the country code +423, there were a total of 61,627 connections in 2020. Among them were 48,904 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.3 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections Liechtenstein is very well in the race. Around 98% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 47% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 14,278 webhosts, Liechtenstein is below the world's average by population.

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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 204.43 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Liechtenstein ranked 8th in an international comparison. The upload rate was only 159.33 Mbit/second (8th place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 20th place.
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, Liechtenstein comes th with a download speed of 0 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 0 Mbit was enough for th place.

The "Speedtest Global Index" published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in Mai 2021 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% mean that, on average, every inhabitant has more than one connection.

Access to the Internet in Liechtenstein from 1990 - 2019

Broadband internet in Liechtenstein 2002 - 2020

Landlines 1990 - 2020

Mobile phones 1990 - 2020

Distribution in 2020Liechtenstein
Broadband users18,063.0047.36 %162.67 m36.33 %
Landlines12,723.0033.36 %159.99 m35.73 %
Mobile cellulars48,904.00128.23 %541.96 m121.03 %