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OECD Broadband Portal

 

Data last updated: 22 July 2014
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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 22 July 2014: Wireless broadband penetration has grown to 72.4% in the OECD area, according to December 2013 data, meaning there are almost three wireless subscriptions for every four inhabitants. Wireless broadband subscriptions in the 34-country group were up 14.6% from a year earlier to a total of 910 million, driven by continuing strong demand for smartphones and tablets. Seven countries (Finland, Australia, Japan, Sweden, Denmark, Korea and the United States) now lie above the 100% penetration threshold. 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)

1.01

Total fixed and wireless broadband subscriptions by country (Dec 2013)

1.02

Fixed and wireless broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants (Dec 2013)

1.03

Fixed and wireless broadband subscriptions by technology (Dec 2013)

1.04

Yearly penetration increase (Dec 2013) 

1.05

Historical time series, fixed and wireless broadband penetration (Dec 2013)

1.06

Historical penetration rates, fixed and wireless broadband, top 5 (Dec 2013) 

1.07

Historical penetration rates, fixed and wireless broadband, G7 (Dec 2013)

1.08

Five largest OECD fixed and wireless broadband markets (Dec 2013)

1.09

Broadband penetration and GDP (Dec 2013)

1.10

Percentage of fibre connections in total broadband (Dec 2013)

1.11

Growth of fibre subscriptions (Dec 2013)

 

2. Usage (household and business ICT usage surveys)

2.1

Households with broadband access (2011)

2.2

Internet selling and purchasing by industry (2012)

2.3

Households with access to home computer (2011)

2.4

Business use of broadband (2012)

 

3. Coverage and geography

3.1

Fixed broadband penetration and density (June 2010)

3.2

Broadband penetration and total landmass (Dec 2007)

3.3

Broadband penetration landmass occupied by 50% of the population (June 2009) 

3.4

DSL coverage (up to 2009)

3.5

Cable modem coverage (up to 2008)

3.6

FTTH/B coverage (up to 2009)

3.7

3G coverage (up to 2009)

 

4. Prices

4.01

Range of broadband prices per megabit per second of advertised speed (Sept 2012)

4.02

Fixed broadband basket Low 1: 2 GB / 10 hours per month. 0.25 Mbit/s and above (Sept 2012)

4.03

Fixed broadband basket Low 2: 6 GB / 15 hours per month. 2.5 Mbit/s and above (Sept 2012)

4.04

Fixed broadband basket Low 3: 11 GB / 20 hours per month. 15 Mbit/s and above (Sept 2012) 

4.05

Fixed broadband basket Low 4: 14 GB / 25 hours per month. 30 Mbit/s and above (Sept 2012)

4.06

Fixed broadband basket Low 5: 18 GB / 30 hours per month. 45 Mbit/s and above (Sept 2012)

4.07

Fixed broadband basket High 1: 6 GB / 3 hours per month. 0.25 Mbit/s and above (Sept 2012)

4.08

Fixed broadband basket High 2: 18 GB / 45 hours per month. 2.5 Mbit/s and above (Sept 2012)

4.09

Fixed broadband basket High 3: 33 GB / 60 hours per month. 15 Mbit/s and above (Sept 2012)

4.10

Fixed broadband basket High 4: 42 GB / 75 hours per month. 30 Mbit/s and above (Sept 2012)

4.11

Fixed broadband basket High 5: 54 GB / 90 hours per month. 45 Mbit/s and above (Sept 2012)

 

5. Services and speeds

5.1

Average and median advertised download speeds (Sept 2012)

5.2

Average advertised download and upload speeds, by technology (Sept 2012)

5.3

Fastest average connection offered by incumbent and non-incumbent operators (Sept 2012)

5.4

Broadband advertised speed ranges, all technologies (Sept 2012)

5.5

Average and median advertised mobile download speeds (Sept 2012)

5.6

Mobile broadband advertised speed ranges (Sept 2012)

5.7

Prevalence of explicit bit/data caps among surveyed offers, by country (Sept 2012)

5.8

Average data caps by country - GB (Sept 2012)

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)

 

 

 

Countries list

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China (People’s Republic of)
  • Chinese Taipei
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • European Union
  • Faeroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Isle of Man
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Korea
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macao (China)
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia (Federated States of)
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestinian Administered Areas
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Serbia and Montenegro (pre-June 2006)
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Virgin Islands (UK)
  • Wallis and Futuna Islands
  • Western Sahara
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe