Broadband and telecom

OECD Broadband Statistics, December 2005

 

 [Data December 2005] [Graphs


The number of broadband subscriptions throughout the OECD continued to increase in the first half of 2005 from 119 million to 137 million. Broadband penetration in the OECD grew by 15% in the first half of the year to 11.8 subscribers per 100 inhabitants. As penetration grows, broadband providers in the OECD increasingly are offering voice and video services over this platform. The speeds offered by providers are also increasing. Other main highlights from the first half of 2005 are :   

  • Broadband subscribers in the OECD reached 137 million by mid-year 2005, adding 18 million broadband subscribers since January.
  • The OECD broadband penetration rate reached 11.8 subscribers per 100 inhabitants in June 2005, up from 10.2 subscribers per 100 inhabitants in December 2004.
  • Korea maintains its lead in OECD broadband penetration with 25.5 subscribers per 100 inhabitants.
  • The Netherlands has the second-highest penetration at 22.5 subscribers per 100 inhabitants. Denmark, Iceland and Switzerland complete the top five countries for broadband penetration.
  • The strongest per-capita growth over the past 12 months has been in Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Iceland and the United Kingdom.
  • DSL is now the leading broadband platform in 28 OECD countries. Canada and the United States are the two countries with more cable modem than DSL subscribers.
  • The "Other broadband" category had the highest percentage growth in the past six months, growing 13%.
  •  The breakdown of broadband technologies in June 2005 is as follows:
               - DSL: 61.2%
               - Cable modem: 32.0%
               - Other technologies: 6.8%,  (e.g. fibre optics, LAN, satellite and fixed wireless)

Last updated on 20 October 2005

Previous Broadband statistics for December 2004


Data June 2005

Broadband subscribers per 100 inhabitants, by technology, June 2005

 

 DSL

Cable

Other

Total*

Rank 

Total Subscribers 

Korea 

 13.9

8.9

2.7

25.5

 1

 12 260 969

Netherlands

 13.6

8.9

0

22.5

 2

 3 642 315

Denmark

 13.2

6.1

2.4

21.8

 3

1 176 637

Iceland

21.0

0.3

0.4

21.7

 4

63 553

Switzerland

 12.7

7.2

0.4

20.3

 5

 1 515 446

Canada

 9.4

9.7

0.1

19.2

 6

 6 142 662

Finland

 16.3

2.2

0.2

18.7

 7

 978 600

Belgium

 11.0

7.3

0

18.2

 8

1 899 652

Norway

14.8

2.5

0.9

18.2

 9

836 060

Sweden

 11.3

2.7

2.5

16.5

 10

1 482 843

Japan

 11.0

2.4

3.0

16.4

 11

 20 953 090

United States 

 5.5

8.0

1.1

14.5

 12

 42 645 815

United Kingdom 

 9.7

3.8

0

13.5

 13

 8 095 000

France

 11.9

0.8

0

12.8

 14

 7 935 900

Austria 

 7.0

5.4

0.1

12.5

 15

1 025 036

Luxembourg 

 10.4

1.3

11.8

 16

 52 920

Australia 

 8.5

2.4

0.1

10.9

 17

 2 183 300

Germany 

 9.9

0.3

0.1

10.2

 18

 8 439 732

Italy 

 9.4

0

0.6

10.0

 19

 5 783 319

Portugal

 5.1

4.7

0

9.9

 20

 1 031 491

Spain

 7.0

2.2

0.1

9.3

 21

 3 949 234

New Zealand 

 6.4

0.3

0.3

6.9

 22

 283 798

Hungary

 2.9

1.6

0.1

4.6

 23

 469 186

Ireland 

 3.5

0.4

0.5

4.3

 24

 175 500

Poland 

 2.5

0.7

0.1

3.3

 25

1 250 000

Czech Republic 

 1.8

1.0

0

2.8

 26

 284 200

Slovak Republic 

 1.2

0.3

0.1

1.6

 27

 86 958

Turkey

 1.1

0

0

1.2

 28

 862 843

Mexico 

 0.8

0.2

0

1.0

 29

1 051 854

Greece 

 0.8

0

   0

0.8

 30

 93 287

OECD 

 7.2

3.8

0.8

11.8

 

 136 651 000

* DSL, Cable and Other may not add up to Total penetration due to rounding.

Graphs

 

Broadband subscribers per 100 inhabitants, by technology, June 2005

[Broadband subscribers per 100 inhabitants for Dec. 2004]
  OECD broadband subscriptions, by technology, June 2005
  Broadband subscriber net additions per quarter, millions, OECD
 Broadband penetration (per 100 inhabitants) net increase Q2 2004 - Q2 2005, by country Broadband penetration (per 100 inhabitants) net increase Q2 2004 - Q2 2005, by country
  Broadband penetration, historic, top five OECD countries
  Broadband penetration, historic, G7 countries
  Total broadband subscriptions, top 5 countries, June 2005

 

 

 

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