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Data last updated: 23 July 2015
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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 speed tests by country show the official measurements of actual access network broadband speed.
The OECD
 broadband map shows national broadband statistics in OECD countries.


Update 23 July 2015: Mobile broadband penetration has risen to 81.3% in the OECD area, meaning just over four wireless subscriptions for every five inhabitants, according to data for December 2014 released by the OECD today. The penetration rate was 72.03% in December 2013.  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)

1.1

Total fixed and wireless broadband subscriptions by country (Dec. 2014)

1.2

Fixed and wireless broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants (Dec. 2014)

1.3

Fixed and wireless broadband subscriptions by technology (Dec. 2014)

1.4

Yearly penetration increase (Dec. 2014) 

1.5

Historical time series, fixed and wireless broadband penetration (Dec. 2014)

1.6

Historical penetration rates, fixed and wireless broadband, top 5 (Dec. 2014) 

1.7

Historical penetration rates, fixed and wireless broadband, G7 (Dec. 2014)

1.8

Five largest OECD fixed and wireless broadband markets (Dec. 2014)

1.9

Broadband penetration and GDP (Dec. 2014)

1.10

Percentage of fibre connections in total broadband (Dec. 2014)

1.11

Growth of fibre subscriptions (Dec. 2014)

1.12

Machine to machine subscriptions (Dec. 2014)

 

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

4.1

Fixed broadband subscription price ranges (Sept 2014)

4.2

Range of broadband prices per megabit per second of advertised speed (Sept 2014)

4.3

Fixed broadband basket low 1: 5 GB / month. 0.250 Mb/s and above (Sept 2014)

4.4

Fixed broadband basket low 2: 5 GB / month. 1.500 Mb/s and above (Sept 2014)

4.5

Fixed broadband basket low 3: 10 GB / month. 10.240 Mb/s and above (Sept 2014) 

4.6

Fixed broadband basket low 4: 15 GB / month. 25.600 Mb/s and above (Sept 2014)

4.7

Fixed broadband basket low 5: 25 GB / month. 102.400 Mb/s and above (Sept 2014)

4.8

Fixed broadband basket low 6: 100 GB / month. 1024.000 Mb/s and above (Sept 2014)

4.9

Fixed broadband basket med 1: 10 GB / month. 0.250 Mb/s and above (Sept 2014)

4.10

Fixed broadband basket med 2: 15 GB / month. 1.500 Mb/s and above (Sept 2014)

4.11

Fixed broadband basket med 3: 25 GB / month. 10.240 Mb/s and above (Sept 2014)

4.12

Fixed broadband basket med 4: 50 GB / month. 25.600 Mb/s and above (Sept 2014)

4.13

Fixed broadband basket med 5: 100 GB / month. 102.400 Mb/s and above (Sept 2014)

4.14

Fixed broadband basket med 6: 250 GB / month. 1024.000 Mb/s and above (Sept 2014)

4.15

Fixed broadband basket high 1: 20 GB / month. 0.250 Mb/s and above (Sept 2014)

4.16

Fixed broadband basket high 2: 50 GB / month. 1.500 Mb/s and above (Sept 2014)

4.17

Fixed broadband basket high 3: 100 GB / month. 10.240 Mb/s and above (Sept 2014)

4.18

Fixed broadband basket high 4: 200 GB / month. 25.600 Mb/s and above (Sept 2014)

4.19

Fixed broadband basket high 5: 400 GB / month. 102.400 Mb/s and above (Sept 2014)

4.20

Fixed broadband basket high 6: 1000 GB/month. 1024.000 Mb/s and above (Sept 2014)

 

5. Services and speeds

5.1

Average and median advertised download speeds, fixed broadband (Sept 2014)

5.2

Average advertised download and upload speeds, fixed broadband by technology (Sept 2014)

5.3

Mobile broadband advertised speed ranges (Sept 2014)

5.4

Fixed broadband penetration by speed tiers (June 2014)

5.5

Actual download speeds (Sept 2014)

National broadband maps of 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)

 

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