Telecommunication in Spain

The development of telecommunications in Spain is roughly equivalent to the average of the European Union. Under the country code +34, there were a total of 73.65 million connections in 2018. Among them were 54.16 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 Spain is roughly equal to the EU average. Around 86% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 32% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 4.23 million webhosts, Spain 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 Spain 1990 - 2018




Broadband internet in Spain 2000 - 2018




Landlines in the years 1990 - 2018




Mobile phones in Spain 1990 - 2018




Spreading in 2018 Spain
Total
Spain
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users 40.30 m 86.11 % 368.20 m 82.41 %
Broadband users 15.18 m 32.43 % 152.50 m 34.13 %
Landlines 19.48 m 41.64 % 171.14 m 38.31 %
Mobile cellulars 54.16 m 115.73 % 545.16 m 122.02 %