Telecommunication in Portugal

The development of telecommunications in Portugal is roughly equivalent to the average of the European Union. Under the country code +351, there were a total of 17.04 million connections in 2019. Among them were 11.91 million 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.

The expansion of the broadband Internet in Portugal is roughly equal to the EU average. Around 75% 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 3.75 million webhosts, Portugal 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 Portugal 1990 - 2019

Broadband internet in Portugal 1999 - 2019

Landlines in the years 1990 - 2019

Mobile phones in Portugal 1990 - 2019

Spreading in 2019 Portugal
Broadband users 3.97 m 38.64 % 157.90 m 35.28 %
Landlines 5.13 m 49.94 % 166.16 m 37.13 %
Mobile cellulars 11.91 m 115.97 % 547.36 m 122.31 %