Telecommunication in Sweden

The development of telecommunications in Sweden is roughly equivalent to the average of the European Union. Under the country code +46, there were a total of 15.14 million connections in 2017. Among them were 12.52 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.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections Sweden is very well in the race. Around 96% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 38% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 5.98 million webhosts, Sweden 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 Sweden 1990 - 2017




Broadband internet in Sweden 2000 - 2017




Landlines in the years 1990 - 2017




Mobile phones in Sweden 1990 - 2017




Spreading in 2017 Sweden
Total
Sweden
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users 9.70 m 96.41 % 413.24 m 80.64 %
Broadband users 3.87 m 38.44 % 175.69 m 34.28 %
Landlines 2.62 m 26.07 % 209.74 m 40.93 %
Mobile cellulars 12.52 m 124.47 % 628.26 m 122.60 %