Ireland Communications System


Ireland Telephones – fixed lines:

total subscriptions: 1,842,026 (2017 est.)

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 37 (2017 est.)

country comparison to the world: 59

Ireland Telephones – mobile cellular:

total subscriptions: 4,898,872 (2017 est.)

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 98 (2017 est.)

country comparison to the world: 121

Ireland Telephone system:

general assessment: modern digital system using cable and microwave radio relay; previous depressed economic climate has changed to one with Ireland having one of the highest GDP growth rates in Europe which translates to mean spending among telecom consumers; introduction of flat-rate plans; upgraded LTE technologies in rural areas; government intends to spend millions on Nat. Broadband Plan

domestic: increasing levels of broadband access particularly in urban areas; fixed-line 37 per 100 and mobile-cellular 98 per 100 subscriptions

international: country code – 353; landing point for the Hibernia-Atlantic submarine cable with links to the US, Canada, and UK; satellite earth stations – 81

Ireland Broadcast media:

publicly owned broadcaster Radio Telefis Eireann (RTE) operates 4 TV stations; commercial TV stations are available; about 75% of households utilize multi-channel satellite and TV services that provide access to a wide range of stations; RTE operates 4 national radio stations and has launched digital audio broadcasts on several stations; a number of commercial broadcast stations operate at the national, regional, and local levels

Ireland Internet country code:


Ireland Internet users:

total: 4,069,432 (July 2016 est.)

percent of population: 82.2% (July 2016 est.)

country comparison to the world: 86

Ireland Broadband – fixed subscriptions:

total: 1,401,356 (2017 est.)

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 28 (2017 est.)

country comparison to the world: 63

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The World Factbook 2016-17. Washington, DC: Central Intelligence Agency, 2016.

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