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Telecommunications statistics

The biannual telecommunications statistics contain information about developments on the Danish telecommunications market. The statistics are based on data reports from the telecommunications providers in Denmark and include the number of subscribers, traffic on fixed networks, mobile telephony, broadband, IPTV and bundled services. 

Telecommunications statistics – second half of 2015 

The biannual telecommunications statistics for the second half of 2015 include information about the latest developments on the Danish telecommunications market. The data for the second half of 2015 is based on reports from 143 telecommunications providers.

Market shares and historic data from older publications dating back to 2005 have been collected and made available in the background data sheets. The sheets contain background data for the figures and tables in the publication. It also contains statistics, which are not highlighted in the publication. Historic publications and figures from before 2005 can be sent upon request by emailing the Energy Authority on 

June 2016 – Main results from ’Telecommunications statistics – second half of 2015’

The number of fixed broadband subscribers with at least 100 Mbit/s has increased 3.5 times from 75,000 to 263,000 during the course of 2015. Subscribers with at least 100 Mbit/s now account for just below 11 percent of all fixed broadband subscribers. The large annual increases in the high-speed categories are due to the telecommunications providers’ upgrade of speeds for all subscribers via the cable-TV network in the first half of 2015 and the new fibernet subscribers. 

The number of subscribers with at least 50 Mbit/s download has more than doubled over the course of 2015. This means that the number of subscribers with at least 50 Mbit/s is now almost 36 percent.

The increase in the total mobile data traffic was just above 56,000 TB between the second half of 2014 and the second half of 2015. This corresponds to an increase just below 84 percent. When comparing all of 2014 with all of 2015, the increase is just over 84 percent.

Fixed broadband has increased by 2.4 percent from the end of 2014 to the end of 2015. Broadband via fibernet still accounts for the vast majority of the increase with nearly 54,000 new subscribers over the period.

As such, broadband via fibernet accounts for just below 19 percent of the subscribers at the end of 2015 while broadband via the cable-TV network accounts for just below 29 percent and copper-based broadband accounts for a bit more than 46 percent.

The media speed for fixed broadband downloads has increased by a bit more than 21 percent from 22.9 Mbit/s at the end of 2014 to 27.8 Mbit/s at the end of 2015.

The media speed for uploads has more than doubled from 3.2 to 7.5 Mbit/s since the beginning of 2014 and a year later.

The total number of mobile subscribers (incl. mobile broadband via dongles) was nearly 8.5 mill. by the end of 2015, which is nearly 2 percent more than one year before.

Download the telecommunication statistics (Only in Danish)

Additional documents (only in Danish)


Economic key figures for the telecommunications sector

Each year, the Energy Agency collects economic data from the providers in the Danish telecommunications market regarding their revenue, investments and employees. ‘Economic key figures for the telecommunications sector’ provides an overview of the revenue, investments and employment in the Danish telecommunications sector.

The publication presents an overall picture of the economic activity in the telecommunications sector in the 2014 calendar year. 

The publication was updated on November 24, 2015.

Historical publications from before 2011 are available upon request to the Energy Agency on  

‘Economic key figures for the telecommunications sector 2014’ is one of several statistical publications, which the Energy Agency publishes about the telecommunications sector on an ongoing basis. The publications are available on this site.

Economic key figures for the telecommunication sector 2014 (Only in Danish)

Economic key figures from 2011 (Only in Danish)


Nordic-Baltic telecommunications statistics 2015

The Nordic and Baltic telecommunications authorities have developed a common set of statistics entitled 'Telecommunication markets in the Nordic and Baltic countries 2015' in the working group, Nordstat. The statistics compare figures from the Nordic and Baltic telecommunications markets concerning the development of broadband, mobile and landlines, TV distribution and the market share of the largest providers.

Nordic Baltic Telestatistic Publication 2015

Nordic Baltic Telestatistic Publication 2015

Related data materials can be accessed on the statistics portal belonging to the Swedish telecoms authority.



Lars Kodahl Bendtsen
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