Fixed broadband subscriptions (per 100 people) - Country Ranking

Definition: Fixed broadband subscriptions refers to fixed subscriptions to high-speed access to the public Internet (a TCP/IP connection), at downstream speeds equal to, or greater than, 256 kbit/s. This includes cable modem, DSL, fiber-to-the-home/building, other fixed (wired)-broadband subscriptions, satellite broadband and terrestrial fixed wireless broadband. This total is measured irrespective of the method of payment. It excludes subscriptions that have access to data communications (including the Internet) via mobile-cellular networks. It should include fixed WiMAX and any other fixed wireless technologies. It includes both residential subscriptions and subscriptions for organizations.

Source: International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report and database.

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Monaco 51.24 2018
2 Cayman Islands 49.28 2017
3 Switzerland 46.33 2018
4 Andorra 46.31 2018
5 France 44.77 2018
6 Denmark 44.06 2018
7 Malta 43.67 2018
8 Liechtenstein 43.52 2018
9 Netherlands 43.08 2018
10 Korea 41.60 2018
11 Norway 41.34 2018
12 Germany 41.09 2018
13 Iceland 40.56 2018
14 United Kingdom 39.60 2018
15 Belgium 39.22 2018
16 Sweden 39.13 2018
17 Canada 38.57 2018
18 Greece 37.65 2018
19 Luxembourg 37.12 2018
20 Portugal 36.90 2018
21 Hong Kong SAR, China 36.48 2018
22 United States 35.61 2018
23 New Zealand 34.72 2018
24 Barbados 34.12 2018
25 Belarus 33.87 2018
26 Australia 33.72 2018
27 Estonia 33.35 2018
28 Japan 32.16 2018
29 Spain 32.03 2018
30 Hungary 31.72 2018
31 Finland 31.45 2018
32 United Arab Emirates 31.40 2018
33 San Marino 31.18 2017
34 Macao SAR, China 30.56 2018
35 Czech Republic 29.94 2018
36 Ireland 29.68 2018
37 Slovenia 29.49 2018
38 Israel 28.75 2018
39 China 28.54 2018
40 Austria 28.35 2018
41 Uruguay 28.34 2018
42 Lithuania 28.16 2018
43 Italy 28.03 2018
44 Slovak Republic 27.65 2018
45 Latvia 27.28 2018
46 Croatia 26.96 2018
47 Bulgaria 26.61 2018
48 Cyprus 26.36 2018
49 Romania 26.06 2018
50 Singapore 25.88 2018
51 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 25.41 2018
52 Montenegro 25.33 2018
53 Trinidad and Tobago 24.40 2018
54 Greenland 23.32 2018
55 The Bahamas 22.58 2018
56 Russia 22.19 2018
57 Mauritius 21.64 2018
58 Georgia 21.00 2018
59 Bosnia and Herzegovina 20.87 2018
60 New Caledonia 20.43 2015
61 Seychelles 20.29 2018
62 Saudi Arabia 20.24 2018
63 Grenada 20.05 2017
64 Puerto Rico 20.04 2018
65 North Macedonia 19.94 2018
66 Argentina 19.10 2018
67 Poland 18.86 2018
68 Azerbaijan 18.20 2018
69 St. Lucia 17.74 2018
70 Serbia 17.44 2018
71 Chile 17.37 2018
72 St. Kitts and Nevis 16.65 2017
73 Costa Rica 16.62 2018
74 Turkey 16.28 2018
75 Dominica 16.08 2018
76 Moldova 15.38 2018
77 Brazil 14.88 2018
78 Mexico 14.64 2018
79 Vietnam 13.60 2018
80 Colombia 13.45 2018
81 Kazakhstan 13.44 2018
82 Thailand 13.24 2018
83 Suriname 12.70 2018
84 Uzbekistan 12.70 2018
85 Albania 12.51 2018
86 Ukraine 12.28 2018
87 Iran 11.99 2018
88 Brunei 11.93 2018
89 Armenia 11.77 2018
90 Iraq 11.69 2018
91 Bahrain 11.57 2018
92 Ecuador 11.44 2018
93 Panama 10.84 2018
94 Jamaica 9.70 2018
95 Mongolia 9.66 2018
96 Qatar 9.63 2018
97 Nauru 9.50 2010
98 Antigua and Barbuda 9.43 2017
99 Tunisia 8.77 2018
100 Oman 8.74 2018
101 Venezuela 8.73 2018
102 Malaysia 8.55 2018
103 Guyana 8.37 2017
104 Syrian Arab Republic 7.84 2018
105 El Salvador 7.67 2018
106 Dominican Republic 7.48 2018
107 Peru 7.35 2017
108 Algeria 7.26 2018
109 Sri Lanka 7.21 2018
110 Palau 6.93 2015
111 Egypt 6.69 2018
112 Belize 6.44 2018
113 Bangladesh 6.33 2018
114 Libya 4.83 2017
115 Kuwait 4.76 2018
116 Paraguay 4.61 2018
117 Bolivia 4.44 2018
118 Morocco 4.31 2018
119 Tuvalu 3.96 2017
120 Jordan 3.93 2018
121 Kyrgyz Republic 3.81 2018
122 Honduras 3.70 2018
123 Indonesia 3.28 2018
124 Philippines 3.23 2017
125 Guatemala 3.14 2017
126 Nicaragua 2.98 2018
127 Tonga 2.94 2017
128 Cabo Verde 2.88 2018
129 Nepal 2.82 2018
130 Djibouti 2.66 2018
131 Namibia 2.53 2018
132 South Africa 2.40 2018
133 Bhutan 2.27 2018
134 Botswana 1.78 2018
135 Yemen 1.68 2017
136 Vanuatu 1.59 2017
137 Tanzania 1.53 2018
138 Fiji 1.48 2018
139 Zimbabwe 1.41 2018
140 Gabon 1.37 2018
141 India 1.34 2018
142 Cambodia 1.02 2018
143 Cuba 0.87 2018
144 Samoa 0.87 2017
145 Pakistan 0.85 2018
146 Senegal 0.82 2018
147 São Tomé and Principe 0.74 2018
148 Kenya 0.72 2018
149 Eswatini 0.71 2017
150 Côte d'Ivoire 0.70 2018
151 Somalia 0.67 2017
152 Lao PDR 0.64 2018
153 Mali 0.63 2018
154 Angola 0.36 2018
155 Togo 0.33 2018
156 Mauritania 0.30 2018
157 Haiti 0.28 2018
158 Timor-Leste 0.28 2018
159 Lesotho 0.27 2018
160 Zambia 0.25 2018
161 Mozambique 0.24 2018
162 Benin 0.24 2018
163 Solomon Islands 0.23 2018
164 Myanmar 0.22 2018
165 Papua New Guinea 0.21 2017
166 Ghana 0.20 2018
167 The Gambia 0.19 2018
168 Liberia 0.19 2017
169 Comoros 0.18 2018
170 Lebanon 0.14 2018
171 Equatorial Guinea 0.12 2018
172 Madagascar 0.10 2018
173 Turkmenistan 0.09 2017
174 Sudan 0.07 2018
175 Cameroon 0.07 2018
176 Kiribati 0.07 2018
177 Burkina Faso 0.07 2018
178 Tajikistan 0.07 2017
179 Guinea-Bissau 0.06 2018
180 Malawi 0.06 2018
181 Rwanda 0.06 2018
182 Ethiopia 0.06 2017
183 Afghanistan 0.05 2018
184 Niger 0.04 2017
185 Nigeria 0.04 2018
186 Burundi 0.04 2018
187 Eritrea 0.03 2017
188 Uganda 0.03 2018
189 Central African Republic 0.01 2018
190 Congo 0.01 2014
191 Guinea 0.01 2017
192 Dem. Rep. Congo 0.01 2018
193 Chad 0.00 2018

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Development Relevance: The quality of an economy's infrastructure, including power and communications, is an important element in investment decisions for both domestic and foreign investors. Government effort alone is not enough to meet the need for investments in modern infrastructure; public-private partnerships, especially those involving local providers and financiers, are critical for lowering costs and delivering value for money. In telecommunications, competition in the marketplace, along with sound regulation, is lowering costs, improving quality, and easing access to services around the globe. Comparable statistics on access, use, quality, and affordability of ICT are needed to formulate growth-enabling policies for the sector and to monitor and evaluate the sector's impact on development. Although basic access data are available for many countries, in most developing countries little is known about who uses ICT; what they are used for (school, work, business, research, government); and how they affect people and businesses. The global Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development is helping to set standards, harmonize information and communications technology statistics, and build statistical capacity in developing countries. However, despite significant improvements in the developing world, the gap between the ICT haves and have-nots remains. There are several economic gains associated with broadband. For example, with DSL, users can use a single standard phone line for both voice and data services. This enables them to surf the Internet and call a friend at the same time - all using the same phone line. Broadband also enhances many Internet applications such as new e-government services like electronic tax filing, online health care services, e-learning and increased levels of electronic commerce. Access to telecommunication services rose on an unprecedented scale over the past two decades. This growth was driven primarily by wireless technologies and liberalization of telecommunications markets, which have enabled faster and less costly network rollout. Mobile communications have a particularly important impact in rural areas. The mobility, ease of use, flexible deployment, and relatively low and declining rollout costs of wireless technologies enable them to reach rural populations with low levels of income and literacy. The next billion mobile subscribers will consist mainly of the rural poor. Access is the key to delivering telecommunications services to people. If the service is not affordable to most people, goals of universal usage will not be met. Over the past decade new financing and technology, along with privatization and market liberalization, have spurred dramatic growth in telecommunications in many countries. With the rapid development of mobile telephony and the global expansion of the Internet, information and communication technologies are increasingly recognized as essential tools of development, contributing to global integration and enhancing public sector effectiveness, efficiency, and transparency.

Limitations and Exceptions: Data are collected by national statistics offices through household surveys. Because survey questions and definitions differ, the estimates may not be strictly comparable across countries. Fixed broadband Internet includes cable modem, DSL, fibre and other fixed broadband technology (such as satellite broadband Internet, Ethernet LANs, fixed-wireless access, Wireless Local Area Network, WiMAX etc.). Subscribers with access to data communications (including the Internet) via mobile cellular networks are excluded. Advertised and real speeds can differ substantially. In some countries, regulatory authorities monitor the speed and quality of broadband services and oblige operators to provide accurate quality-of-service information to end users. Regional and global totals are calculated as unweighted sums of the country values. Regional and global penetration rates (per 100 inhabitants) are weighted averages of the country values weighted by the population of the countries/regions. Discrepancies between global and national figures may arise when countries use a different definition than the one used by ITU. Discrepancies may also arise in cases where the end of a fiscal year differs from that used by ITU, which is end of December of every year. A number of countries have fiscal years that end in March or June of every year.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Data refer to subscriptions to high-speed access to the public Internet (a TCP/IP connection), at downstream speeds equal to, or greater than, 256 kbit/s. This includes cable modem, DSL, fibre-to-the-home/building and other fixed (wired)-broadband subscriptions. This total is measured irrespective of the method of payment. It excludes subscriptions that have access to data communications (including the Internet) via mobile-cellular networks. It excludes technologies listed under the wireless-broadband category. Fixed broadband Internet subscribers per 100 people is obtained by dividing the number of fixed broadband Internet subscribers by the population and then multiplying by 100. For additional/latest information on sources and country notes, please also refer to: https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Statistics/Pages/stat/default.aspx

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual

General Comments: Please cite the International Telecommunication Union for third-party use of these data.