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 62,515 connections in 2018. Among them were 47,272 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.2 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 44% 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

The following diagrams show the development of the different 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 subscription.


Spread of internet connections in Liechtenstein 1990 - 2017




Broadband internet in Liechtenstein 2002 - 2018




Landlines in the years 1990 - 2018




Mobile phones in Liechtenstein 1990 - 2018




Spreading in 2018 Liechtenstein
Total
Liechtenstein
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Broadband users 16,712.00 44.08 % 152.50 m 34.13 %
Landlines 15,243.00 40.21 % 171.14 m 38.31 %
Mobile cellulars 47,272.00 124.70 % 545.16 m 122.02 %