Which Country Has the Highest Fixed Line Penetration?

Fixed Line Penetration (As % of Population) (%), 2019 or latest
Telcos & Hi-Tech | December 30, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 175 countries in 2019, Monaco ranked the highest in fixed line penetration as a percentage of population with 113% followed by Malta and France. On the other end of the scale was Taiwan with 0%, Somalia with < 0.001% and Chad with 0.041%.

Data for more countries are available at Fixed Line Penetration (As % of Population) indicator page.

Fixed Line Penetration (As % of Population) Unit 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Austria % 39.0% 40.8% 41.6% 40.8% 42.7%
Belarus % 47.4% 47.9% 48.1% 47.8% 47.6%
Cayman Islands % 61.3% 54.1% 54.3% 54.5% 54.9%
France % 61.2% 60.5% 60.4% 60.3% 59.7%
Germany % 60.0% 57.7% 55.4% 55.1% 53.7%
Greece % 50.2% 49.7% 49.3% 49.0% 49.0%
Hong Kong % 62.3% 61.9% 60.3% 59.6% 58.2%
Japan % 49.9% 49.6% 49.8% 50.2% 50.2%
Luxembourg % 49.3% 48.9% 48.9% 47.7% 46.5%
Malta % 54.3% 53.5% 53.1% 53.7% 54.9%
Monaco % 127% 136% 130% 122% 122%
Portugal % 43.3% 44.0% 45.2% 46.4% 47.0%
South Korea % 60.2% 58.3% 56.8% 55.0% 52.5%
Spain % 41.3% 41.1% 41.5% 42.1% 42.2%
United Kingdom % 51.4% 50.8% 50.4% 50.7% 48.3%