Broadband and telecom

OECD Broadband Statistics to June 2007

 

 


The OECD website for broadband statistics (http://www.oecd.org/sti/ict/broadband) will contain additional indicators from November 2007. These include: broadband prices; advertised broadband speeds; the number of households with a home computer; and the number of businesses with broadband connections and company websites.

OECD broadband statistics (June 2007)


Over the past year, the number of broadband subscribers in the OECD increased 24% from 178 million in June 2006 to 221 million in June 2007. This growth increased broadband penetration rates in the OECD from 15.1 in June 2006 to 18.8 subscriptions per 100 inhabitants one year later.


The main highlights for June 2007 are: 

Denmark, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Korea, Norway and Iceland lead the OECD  in broadband penetration, each with over 29 subscribers per 100 inhabitants.

* The strongest per-capita subscriber growth over the year was in Ireland, Germany, Sweden, Australia, Norway, Denmark and Luxembourg. Each country added more than 5 subscribers per 100 inhabitants during the past year.

* Operators in several countries continue upgrading subscriber lines to fibre. Fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) and Fibre-to-the-building (FTTB) subscriptions now comprise 8% of all broadband connections in the OECD, up from 7% one year ago, and the percentage is growing. Fiber connections account for 36% of all broadband subscriptions in Japan, and 31% in Korea.

* The United States is the largest broadband market in the OECD with 66.2 million subscribers. US broadband subscribers now represent 30% of all broadband connections in the OECD.

 


Broadband subscribers per 100 inhabitants, by technology, June 2007

 

 DSL

Cable

Fibre/

LAN

Other

Total 

Rank 

Total Subscribers 

Denmark

21.3

9.7

2.9

0.4

34.3

1

1 866 306

Netherlands

20.4

12.7

0.4

0.0

33.5

2

5 470 000

Switzerland*

 20.5

9.3

0.0

0.9

30.7

 3

2 322 577

Korea

 10.1

10.6

9.2

0.0

29.9

 4

14 441 687

Norway

 22.7

4.5

1.8

0.7

29.8

 5

 1 388 047

Iceland

29.0

0.0

0.2

0.6

29.8

6

90 622

Finland

24.4

3.7

0.0

0.8

28.8

7

1 518 900

Sweden

17.9

5.6

4.6

0.4

28.6

8

2 596 000

Canada**

 11.9

12.9

0.0

0.1

25.0

9

 8 142 320

Belgium

14.5

9.2

0.0

0.1

23.8

10

2 512 884

United Kingdom

 18.4

5.3

0.0

0.0

23.7

11

 14 361 816

Australia***

18.3

3.4

0.0

0.9

22.7

12

4 700 200

France

21.4

1.1

0.0

0.0

22.5

13

14 250 000

Luxembourg**

19.8

2.4

0.0

0.0

22.2

14

105 134

United States**

 9.3

11.5

0.6

0.7

22.1

 15

66 213 257

Japan

 10.8

2.9

7.6

0.0

21.3

16

27 152 349

Germany

 20.2

1.0

0.0

0.1

21.2

17

17 472 000

Austria

11.4

6.6

0.0

0.6

18.6

18

1 543 518

Spain

 13.3

3.6

0.0

0.1

17.0

19

 7 483 790

New Zealand

 14.6

1.1

0.0

0.8

16.5

 20

 683 500

Italy

15.4

0.0

0.4

0.0

15.8

21

9 307 000

Ireland

 11.1

1.6

0.0

2.6

15.4

 22

 653 000

Portugal

9.2

5.4

0.0

0.1

14.7

23

1 555 641

Czech Republic

5.5

2.5

0.3

3.9

12.2

24

1 252 300

Hungary

6.8

4.7

0.0

0.1

11.6

25

1 170 290

Poland

 5.5

2.4

0.0

0.1

8.0

 26

3 040 000

Greece**

7.1

0.0

0.0

0.0

7.1

27

787 000

Slovak Republic 

 3.9

0.8

1.1

1.0

6.8

 28

368 454

Turkey

5.1

0.0

0.0

0.0

5.2

29

3 767 912

Mexico

 3.5

1.0

0.0

0.1

4.6

 30

4 804 282

OECD 

 11.6

5.4

1.4

0.3

18.8

 

 221 020 786


Notes: All data are supplied by member governments unless otherwise noted. Data are provided to member governments for verification before publication.
* Data is from the Swiss government and the national cable association
** OECD estimation based on company reporting
*** DCITA estimation in absence of official ABS statistics  
 

 

 

 

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