Telecommunication in Liechtenstein

Compared to the European Union, Liechtenstein is at the forefront of the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +423, there were a total of 62,339 connections in 2019. Among them were 48,307 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 45% 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 161.81 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Liechtenstein ranked 15th in an international comparison. The upload rate was only 124.17 Mbit/second (14th place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 13th 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 November 2020 from 176 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 - 2019

Landlines 1990 - 2019

Mobile phones 1990 - 2019

Spreading in 2019Liechtenstein
Broadband users17,251.0045.37 %157.90 m35.28 %
Landlines14,032.0036.91 %166.16 m37.13 %
Mobile cellulars48,307.00127.06 %547.36 m122.31 %