Data last updated: 22 July 2014
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)
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)