Data last updated: 19 February 2015
The OECD broadband portal provides access to a range of broadband-related statistics gathered by the OECD.
Policy makers must examine a range of indicators which reflect the status of individual broadband markets.
The OECD Broadband Map shows national broadband statistics in OECD countries.
Update 19 February 2015: Mobile broadband penetration has risen to 78.2% in the OECD area, making more than three wireless subscriptions for every four inhabitants, according to data for June 2014 released by the OECD today. Mobile broadband subscriptions in the 34-country area were up 11.9% from a year earlier to a total of 983 million, driven by growing use of smartphones and tablets. Read more
The OECD has identified five main categories which are important for assessing broadband markets.
Penetration | Usage | Coverage | Prices | Services and speeds
1. Penetration (actual lines)
2. Usage (household and business ICT usage surveys)
3. Coverage and geography
National Broadband Maps in OECD Countries
The coverage of broadband service is mapped by access technologies such as DSL, fibre, cable, and wireless in addition to by speed tiers (e.g. 1 Mbit/s to 1.5 Mbit/s, second lowest speed tier of less than 10-20 Mbit/s, mid speed tier of less than 50 Mbit/s, etc.). Information on service providers, such as names or links to them for each of the smallest geographical unit, is also provided. Therefore, a user can consult which technologies are used for broadband access and how much speed is provided in their location with names of service providers, if a detailed interactive map has been established in their country.
Note: For a better view of the map, click on "full screen".
List of broadband offers used for prices and speeds (Sections 4 and 5)