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Faroe Islands Telecommunications Profile 2017

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Telephones - main lines in usetotal subscriptions: 17,000
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 34 (July 2015 est.)
Telephones - mobile cellulartotal: 63,000
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 126 (July 2015 est.)
Telephone systemgeneral assessment: good international communications; good domestic facilities
domestic: conversion to digital system completed in 1998; both NMT (analog) and GSM (digital) mobile telephone systems are installed
international: country code - 298; satellite earth stations - 1 Orion; 1 fiber-optic submarine cable to the Shetland Islands, linking the Faroe Islands with Denmark and Iceland; fiber-optic submarine cable connection to Canada-Europe cable (2015)
Broadcast media1 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 (2015)
Internet country code.fo
Internet userstotal: 47,000
percent of population: 94.2% (July 2015 est.)

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on July 9, 2017