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OECD broadband statistics released

The OECD have released today broadband statistics for the region up to June 2010. The OECD includes 31 high/middle-income economies that were members as of June 2010. The total number of fixed broadband subscribers in the area totalled 295 million, a small decrease in the growth rate seen in June 2009 which peaked at 10%. Some countries helped pull this down by having a decrease in subscriptions per 100 inhabitants over the last year.

Unsurprisingly, fibre has seen strong growth in comparison to other fixed broadband technologies but DSL still remains the most widely used. Japan and Korea buck this trend with over half of all broadband connections now via fibre (Japan - 55%, Korea - 52%). DSL totals 58% of all lines in the OECD, cable 29% and fibre 11.5%.

Whilst there are a broad range of measures compared in these statistics, they aren't the most up to date. Data come from governments and there have been other recent statistics released which show similar data trends.


It's amusing actually. The UK's average speed isn't bad, availability is good, but urban areas are far less well served in terms of fibre than our peers and all the noise is about rural areas getting public subsidy.

The irony.

  • Dixinormous
  • over 10 years ago

Politics of regions and countries are very different between them, however, the geography is a determinant parameter in relation to the rural area. Even in countries with high penetration of broadband services, has outstanding dues to rural areas

  • lsturniolo
  • over 10 years ago

Yer what?

  • limeyard
  • over 10 years ago

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