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Iceland Telecommunications Profile 2017

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Telephones - main lines in usetotal subscriptions: 168,149
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 51 (July 2015 est.)
Telephones - mobile cellulartotal: 384,000
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 116 (July 2015 est.)
Telephone systemgeneral assessment: telecommunications infrastructure is modern and fully digitized, with satellite-earth stations, fiber-optic cables, and an extensive broadband network
domestic: liberalization of the telecommunications sector beginning in the late 1990s has led to increased competition especially in the mobile services segment of the market
international: country code - 354; the CANTAT-3 and FARICE-1 submarine cable systems provide connectivity to Canada, the Faroe Islands, UK, Denmark, and Germany; a planned new section of the Hibernia-Atlantic submarine cable will provide additional connectivity to Canada, US, and Ireland; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean), 1 Inmarsat (Atlantic and Indian Ocean regions); note - Iceland shares the Inmarsat earth station with the other Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden) (2015)
Broadcast mediastate-owned public TV broadcaster operates 1 TV channel nationally; several privately owned TV stations broadcast nationally and roughly another half-dozen operate locally; about one-half the households utilize multi-channel cable or satellite TV services; state-owned public radio broadcaster operates 2 national networks and 4 regional stations; 2 privately owned radio stations operate nationally and another 15 provide more limited coverage (2007)
Internet country code.is
Internet userstotal: 326,000
percent of population: 98.2% (July 2015 est.)

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