Broadband and telecom

OECD Broadband Portal

 

Data last updated: 19 February 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 Map shows national broadband statistics in OECD countries.


Update 19 February 2015: Mobile broadband penetration has risen to 78.2% in the OECD area, making more than three wireless subscriptions for every four inhabitants, according to data for June 2014 released by the OECD today. Mobile broadband subscriptions in the 34-country area were up 11.9% from a year earlier to a total of 983 million, driven by growing use of smartphones and tablets. 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 (June 2014)

1.2

Fixed and wireless broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants (June 2014)

1.3

Fixed and wireless broadband subscriptions by technology (June 2014)

1.4

Yearly penetration increase (June 2014) 

1.5

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

1.6

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

1.7

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

1.8

Five largest OECD fixed and wireless broadband markets (June 2014)

1.9

Broadband penetration and GDP (June 2014)

1.10

Percentage of fibre connections in total broadband (June 2014)

1.11

Growth of fibre subscriptions (June 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

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

4.2

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

4.3

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

4.4

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

4.5

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

4.6

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

4.7

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

4.8

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

4.9

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)