Broadband Statistics in UK and Rest of World

broadband statistics

Source: OFCOM

Broadband access in the UK. Also showing different access points to broadband.

In the space of less than 10 years, Broadband access has come to be seen as a vital public amenity. It is used for business, retail and is increasingly seen as one of the factors which can show the degree of economic development in an economy.

Also, in a fast moving market, there has been a strong growth of mobile broadband, as people increasingly check the internet from their own smart phones. With 20% of UK households still not receiving broadband, the government has announced policy measures to support the rolling out of broadband in rural areas.

Growth of Broadband in UK

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brandband subscriptions -per-100 inhabitants

From 0 in 2000, there was exponential growth 2000-2006. Interestingly has a very similar product life cycle to mobile phones.

How does the UK compare to the rest of the world?

world-broadband rates

Quite a difference between the Netherlands and Italy – both in the EU, but Netherlands has nearly double the number of subscriptions.

An EU  committee recently approved plans to bring speeds of 100Mbps to every home and business in Europe by 2020, with 1Gbps capabilities to be available to 50 per cent of EU households by the same point.

Broadband subscriptions per 100

1
Liechtenstein 63.83
2
Bermuda 62.07
3
Dominica 47.14
4
Netherlands 37.97
5
Denmark 37.42
6
Switzerland 37.38
7
Korea, Rep. 36.11
8
Iceland 34.94
9
Norway 34.58
10
Cayman Islands 33.53
11
Faeroe Islands 33.40
12
Luxembourg 32.94
13
France 32.83
14
San Marino 32.03
15
Germany 31.82
16
Gibraltar 31.80
17
Sweden 31.59
18
United Kingdom 31.29
19
Belgium 31.01
20
Hong Kong SAR, China 30.09
21
Canada 29.72
22
Finland 29.07
23
Andorra 28.87
24
Malta 27.78
25
Japan 26.72
26
United States 26.45
27
St. Kitts and Nevis 25.00
28
New Zealand 24.93
29
Singapore 24.77
30
Israel 24.46
31
Estonia 24.37
32
Macao SAR, China 24.14
33
Slovenia 24.12
34
Austria 23.88
35
Australia 23.13
36
Spain 22.96
37
Ireland 22.76
38
Italy 22.15
39
Greenland 21.24
40
Lithuania 20.60
41
Barbados 20.56
42
Greece 19.90
43
Hungary 19.55
44
Portugal 19.50
45
Latvia 19.39
46
Croatia 18.17
47
Aruba 17.88
48
Cyprus 17.62
49
Belarus 17.55
50
Antigua and Barbuda 17.25
51
Slovak Republic 16.14
52
New Caledonia 15.04
53
Czech Republic 14.61
54
Bulgaria 14.60
55
Romania 13.99
56
Puerto Rico 13.87
57
Poland 13.21
58
Macedonia, FYR 12.47
59
Bahrain 12.21
60
French Polynesia 11.91
61
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 11.43
62
Uruguay 11.41
63
Russian Federation 11.08
64
Trinidad and Tobago 10.81
65
St. Lucia 10.69
66
United Arab Emirates 10.47
67
Chile 10.45
68
Bosnia and Herzegovina 10.40
69
Grenada 10.12
70
Mexico 9.98
71
Turkey 9.75
72
Argentina 9.56
73
China 9.44
74
Qatar 9.17
75
Serbia 8.94
76
Montenegro 8.30
77
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 8.29
78
Ukraine 7.98
79
Panama 7.84
80
World 7.79
81
Moldova 7.55
82
Malaysia 7.32
83
Seychelles 7.26
84
Brazil 7.23
85
Bahamas, The 7.13
86
Mauritius 6.38
87
Costa Rica 6.19
88
Colombia 5.66
89
Azerbaijan 5.53
90
Saudi Arabia 5.45
91
Brunei Darussalam 5.44
92
Venezuela, RB 5.40
93
Kazakhstan 5.19
94
Georgia 4.98
95
Maldives 4.92
96
Lebanon 4.73
97
Tunisia 4.57
98
Jamaica 4.32
99
Vietnam 4.18
100
Thailand 3.87
101
Dominican Republic 3.64
102
Albania 3.43
103
Tuvalu 3.26
104
Jordan 3.26
105
Peru 3.14
106
Cape Verde 3.04
107
Suriname 2.99
108
El Salvador 2.83
109
Armenia 2.69
110
Belize 2.59
111
Algeria 2.54
112
Mongolia 2.31
113
Oman 1.89
114
Fiji 1.86
115
Philippines 1.85
116
Egypt, Arab Rep. 1.82
117
Kuwait 1.68
118
Guam 1.67
119
Guyana 1.59
120
Morocco 1.56
121
South Africa 1.49
122
Ecuador 1.36
123
Bhutan 1.20
124
Libya 1.15
125
Palau 1.14
126
Sri Lanka 1.02
127
Bolivia 0.97
128
Tonga 0.96
129
India 0.94
130
Djibouti 0.91
131
Kiribati 0.90
132
Micronesia, Fed. Sts. 0.90
133
Nicaragua 0.82
134
Indonesia 0.79
135
Iran, Islamic Rep. 0.68
136
Senegal 0.63
137
Paraguay 0.61
138
Botswana 0.60
139
Nepal 0.38
140
Sudan 0.38
141
Solomon Islands 0.37
142
Sao Tome and Principe 0.35
143
Yemen, Rep. 0.33
144
Syrian Arab Republic 0.33
145
Uzbekistan 0.32
146
Pakistan 0.31
147
Benin 0.29
148
Kyrgyz Republic 0.29
149
Zimbabwe 0.26
150
Cambodia 0.25
151
Gabon 0.25
152
Ghana 0.21
153
Lao PDR 0.19
154
Mauritania 0.19
155
Equatorial Guinea 0.17
156
Swaziland 0.14
157
Vanuatu 0.13
158
Samoa 0.11
159
Angola 0.10
160
Togo 0.09
161
Papua New Guinea 0.09
162
Burkina Faso 0.08
163
Zambia 0.08
164
Tajikistan 0.07
165
Nigeria 0.06
166
Mozambique 0.06
167
Uganda 0.06
168
Bangladesh 0.04
169
Cote d’Ivoire 0.04
170
Malawi 0.03
171
Myanmar 0.03
172
Cuba 0.03
173
Rwanda 0.02
174
Niger 0.02
175
Madagascar 0.02
176
Gambia, The 0.02
177
Lesotho 0.02
178
Timor-Leste 0.02
179
Namibia 0.02
180
Mali 0.02
181
Turkmenistan 0.01
182
Congo, Dem. Rep. 0.01
183
Kenya 0.01
184
Tanzania 0.01
185
Cameroon 0.01
186
Guinea 0.01
187
Ethiopia 0.00
188
Liberia 0.00
189
Afghanistan 0.00
190
Congo, Rep. 0.00
191
Burundi 0.00
192
Eritrea 0.00
193
Chad 0.00
194
Iraq 0.00

Broadband subscriptions includes – digital subscriber line, cable modem, or other high-speed technology.

Sources: Fixed broadband subscriptions per 100 people World Bank

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