Belgium - Telephone lines

Fixed telephone subscriptions

The value for Fixed telephone subscriptions in Belgium was 4,371,055 as of 2016. As the graph below shows, over the past 56 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 5,131,694 in 2001 and a minimum value of 779,262 in 1960.

Definition: Fixed telephone subscriptions refers to the sum of active number of analogue fixed telephone lines, voice-over-IP (VoIP) subscriptions, fixed wireless local loop (WLL) subscriptions, ISDN voice-channel equivalents and fixed public payphones.

Source: International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report and database.

See also:

Year Value
1960 779,262
1965 1,049,970
1970 1,343,541
1975 1,849,960
1976 1,941,000
1977 2,050,000
1978 2,178,000
1979 2,317,000
1980 2,441,993
1981 2,587,107
1982 2,722,107
1983 2,818,084
1984 2,924,966
1985 3,032,418
1986 3,227,160
1987 3,367,192
1988 3,525,140
1989 3,711,641
1990 3,912,629
1991 4,096,071
1992 4,264,342
1993 4,395,695
1994 4,543,468
1995 4,682,086
1996 4,623,685
1997 4,768,235
1998 4,856,502
1999 5,008,640
2000 5,036,422
2001 5,131,694
2002 4,931,600
2003 4,875,000
2004 4,801,000
2005 4,794,583
2006 4,727,800
2007 4,847,263
2008 4,734,517
2009 4,636,079
2010 4,639,780
2011 4,634,252
2012 4,634,782
2013 4,586,500
2014 4,532,475
2015 4,488,711
2016 4,371,055

Fixed telephone subscriptions (per 100 people)

The value for Fixed telephone subscriptions (per 100 people) in Belgium was 38.95 as of 2016. As the graph below shows, over the past 56 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 49.82 in 2001 and a minimum value of 8.53 in 1960.

Definition: Fixed telephone subscriptions refers to the sum of active number of analogue fixed telephone lines, voice-over-IP (VoIP) subscriptions, fixed wireless local loop (WLL) subscriptions, ISDN voice-channel equivalents and fixed public payphones.

Source: International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report and database.

See also:

Year Value
1960 8.53
1965 11.12
1970 13.90
1975 18.94
1976 19.83
1977 20.90
1978 22.17
1979 23.54
1980 24.78
1981 26.22
1982 27.57
1983 28.53
1984 29.59
1985 30.65
1986 32.58
1987 33.96
1988 35.49
1989 37.29
1990 39.21
1991 40.92
1992 42.43
1993 43.56
1994 44.85
1995 46.07
1996 45.39
1997 46.72
1998 47.51
1999 48.90
2000 49.05
2001 49.82
2002 47.70
2003 46.94
2004 45.98
2005 45.63
2006 44.65
2007 45.39
2008 43.95
2009 42.68
2010 42.41
2011 42.10
2012 41.91
2013 41.30
2014 40.67
2015 40.14
2016 38.95

Classification

Topic: Infrastructure Indicators

Sub-Topic: Communications