Faroe Iss Communications - 2021


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Telephones - fixed lines

total subscriptions: 19,137

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 37.29 (2019 est.)

country comparison to the world: 178

Telephones - mobile cellular

total subscriptions: 59,771

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 116.47 (2019 est.)

country comparison to the world: 204

Telecommunication systems

general assessment: good international and domestic communications; telecommunications network of high standards with excellent coverage throughout most parts of the country and at competitive prices (2020)

domestic: 37 per 100 for fixed-line and 116 per 100 for mobile-cellular; both NMT (analog) and GSM (digital) mobile telephone systems are installed (2019)

international: country code - 298; landing points for the SHEFA-2, FARICE-1, and CANTAT-3 fiber-optic submarine cables from the Faeroe Islands, to Denmark, Germany, UK and Iceland; satellite earth stations - 1 Orion; (2019)

note: the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a significant impact on production and supply chains globally; since 2020, some aspects of the telecom sector have experienced downturn, particularly in mobile device production; many network operators delayed upgrades to infrastructure; progress towards 5G implementation was postponed or slowed in some countries; consumer spending on telecom services and devices was affected by large-scale job losses and the consequent restriction on disposable incomes; the crucial nature of telecom services as a tool for work and school from home became evident, and received some support from governments

Broadcast media

1 publicly owned TV station; the Faroese telecommunications company distributes local and international channels through its digital terrestrial network; publicly owned radio station supplemented by 3 privately owned stations broadcasting over multiple frequencies

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Internet users

total: 49,783

percent of population: 97.58% (July 2018 est.)

country comparison to the world: 197

Broadband - fixed subscriptions

total: 18,181

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 36 (2018 est.)

country comparison to the world: 159

NOTE: The information regarding Faroe Iss on this page is re-published from the 2021 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Faroe Iss 2021 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Faroe Iss 2021 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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