Mobile phones outnumber people in Denmark

Denmark has more mobile phone subscriptions than inhabitants, according to official figures published by the national telecommunications agency, an AFP report said.
The report said the country counted 5.47 million mobile phone subscriptions on December 31, the equivalent of 100.8 for every 100 inhabitants.
By contrast, there are only 61.7 subscribers to fixed lines for every 100 inhabitants, the agency said.
The AFP report further said Danish operator TDC and its low-cost Telmore subsidiary dominated the mobile market, with a share of more than 40%, followed by Telia of Sweden with 21% and Sonofon of Norway with more than 19%.

According to the report, with a market growing at 30% a year, the Danes were also avid users of broadband Internet, said Joergen Abild Andersen, the director of the agency. About a quarter of the population had high-speed access.