Fixed line penetration in Europe 2005-2017

The statistic depicts the penetration rate for fixed line telephony, otherwise known as 'Plain Old Telephone Service' (POTS) in Europe each year from 2005 to 2017. The penetration rate has fallen steadily as people's reliance on POTS decreases, falling from nearly half of the population in 2005, to less than a quarter (24 percent) in 2017.

Fixed line penetration (POTS*) in Europe as share of the population from 2005 to 2017**

Penetration rate
2017*24%
201625%
201526%
201428%
201329%
201231%
201133%
201036.5%
200938.3%
200840.5%
200742.4%
200644.5%
200545.5%
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Source

Release date

December 2017

Region

Europe

Survey time period

2005 to 2017

Supplementary notes

*Plain old telephone service.

** Forecast figure provided during 2017.

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