List of countries by number of broadband Internet subscriptions

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Worldwide broadband subscriptions
  2007 2010 2016a
World population[1] 6.6 billion 6.9 billion 7.3 billion
Fixed broadband 5% 8% 11.9%
Developing world 2% 4% 8.2%
Developed world 18% 24% 30.1%
Mobile broadband 4% 11% 49.4%
Developing world 1% 4% 40.9%
Developed world 19% 43% 90.3%
a Estimate.
Source: International Telecommunication Union.[2]
Broadband subscriptions by region
  Fixed subscriptions:    2007 2010 2014a  
Africa 0.1% 0.2% 0.4%
Americas 11% 14% 17%
Arab States 1% 2% 3%
Asia and Pacific 3% 6% 8%
Commonwealth of
Independent States
 
2%
 
8%
 
14%
Europe 18% 24% 28%
  Mobile subscriptions:    2007 2010 2014a  
Africa 0.2% 2% 19%
Americas 6% 23% 59%
Arab States 0.8% 5% 25%
Asia and Pacific 3% 7% 23%
Commonwealth of
Independent States
 
0.2%
 
22%
 
49%
Europe 15% 29% 64%
a Estimate.
Source: International Telecommunications Union.[3]

This article contains a sortable list of countries by number of broadband Internet subscriptions and penetration rates, using data compiled by the International Telecommunication Union.

List of countries[edit]

The list includes figures for both fixed wired broadband subscriptions and mobile cellular subscriptions:[4]

  • Fixed-broadband access refers to high-speed fixed (wired) access to the public Internet at downstream speeds equal to, or greater than, 256 kbit/s. This includes satellite Internet access, cable modem, DSL, fibre-to-the-home/building, and other fixed (wired) broadband subscriptions. The totals are measured irrespective of the method of payment.
  • Mobile-cellular access refers to high-speed mobile access to the public Internet at advertised data speeds equal to, or greater than, 256 kbit/s. To be counted, a mobile subscription must allow access to the greater Internet via HTTP and must have been used to make a data connection using the Internet Protocol in the previous three months. SMS and MMS messaging do not count as an active Internet data connection even if they are delivered via IP.

Penetration rate is the percentage (%) of a country's population that are subscribers. A dash (—) is shown when data for 2012 is not available. Non-country and disputed areas are shown in italics. Taiwan is listed as a sovereign country.

Note: Because a single Internet subscription may be shared by many people and a single person my have more than one subscription, the penetration rate will not reflect the actual level of access to broadband Internet of the population and penetration rates larger than 100% are possible.

  Fixed-broadband subscriptions Mobile-cellular subscriptions
Country or area Number[5] Rank Subscriptions per 100 Individuals [6] Rank Number[7] Rank Subscriptions per 100 Individuals [8] Rank
 China 378,540,000 1 26.86 43 1,474,097,000 1 104.58 105
 United States 109,838,000 2 33.85 24 395,881,000 4 122.01 65
 Japan 40,390,640 3 31.68 28 170,128,499 7 133.45 36
 Germany 33,217,000 4 40.45 10 106,000,000 15 129.09 45
 Russian Federation 30,872,788 5 21.44 54 227,341,873 6 157.89 12
 Brazil 28,670,016 6 13.70 74 236,488,548 5 113.00 90
 France 28,429,000 7 43.75 5 69,017,000 22 106.21 99
 United Kingdom 26,015,818 8 39.31 13 79,173,658 20 119.63 74
 Korea 21,195,918 9 41.58 9 63,658,688 23 124.86 55
 India 17,856,024 10 1.33 126 1,168,902,277 2 87.28 128
 Mexico 17,131,820 11 13.26 75 114,326,842 14 88.51 126
 Italy 16,586,376 12 27.94 39 83,871,543 19 141.29 26
 Spain 14,473,888 13 31.22 30 52,484,655 28 113.22 89
 Canada 13,922,504 14 38.01 15 31,458,600 43 85.90 131
 Turkey 11,924,905 15 14.77 70 77,800,170 21 96.35 116
 Viet Nam 11,269,936 16 11.80 81 120,016,181 12 125.62 53
 Iran 10,057,769 17 12.39 79 87,106,508 18 107.32 96
 Thailand 8,208,000 18 11.89 80 121,530,000 11 176.03 6
 Australia 7,923,000 19 32.40 27 27,553,000 47 112.69 91
 Argentina 7,870,222 20 17.78 64 61,897,379 26 139.81 28
 Bangladesh 7,296,000 21 4.43 106 145,113,669 8 88.12 127
 Netherlands 7,210,800 22 42.33 7 20,532,000 55 120.52 72
 Poland 7,053,333 23 18.48 61 49,828,596 30 130.54 43
 Colombia 6,318,936 24 12.88 76 62,222,011 25 126.81 49
 Indonesia 6,044,712 25 2.29 121 458,923,202 3 173.84 7
 Taiwan 5,713,568 26 24.18 49 28,777,408 44 121.80 67
 Ukraine 5,239,743 27 12.55 78 55,714,733 27 133.49 35
 Egypt 5,223,311 28 5.35 105 102,958,194 16 105.54 102
 Romania 4,780,000 29 24.29 48 22,550,000 54 114.59 85
 Belgium 4,378,973 30 38.31 14 11,961,089 74 104.65 104
  Switzerland 3,850,000 31 45.42 3 11,292,000 78 133.22 37
 Greece 3,778,263 32 33.86 23 12,937,106 70 115.93 84
 Sweden 3,735,884 33 37.70 16 12,435,709 72 125.48 54
 Portugal 3,574,047 34 34.60 22 11,764,106 76 113.89 87
 Philippines 3,399,291 35 3.24 113 115,824,982 13 110.40 93
 Uzbekistan 3,320,210 36 10.40 84 24,265,460 51 76.04 148
 Algeria 3,166,907 37 7.66 95 49,873,389 29 120.71 70
 Belarus 3,163,286 38 33.41 26 11,415,141 77 120.56 71
 Czech Republic 3,060,597 39 28.82 36 12,634,937 71 118.99 78
 Chile 3,058,979 40 16.94 67 23,013,147 53 127.46 47
 Hungary 2,956,585 41 30.41 33 12,030,940 73 123.76 59
 Malaysia 2,687,800 42 8.50 90 42,338,500 34 133.88 34
 Hong Kong, China 2,645,752 43 35.92 20 18,340,347 60 249.02 1
 Venezuela 2,610,118 44 8.16 94 24,493,687 50 76.60 146
 Kazakhstan 2,573,500 45 14.14 73 26,473,000 48 145.42 22
 Austria 2,511,200 46 28.75 37 14,924,340 64 170.85 8
 Saudi Arabia 2,498,692 47 7.59 96 40,210,965 35 122.08 64
 Denmark 2,475,382 48 43.17 6 6,978,348 99 121.71 68
 Israel 2,342,000 49 28.14 38 10,540,000 80 126.66 50
 Peru 2,310,217 50 7.18 100 38,915,386 37 120.98 69
 Norway 2,134,105 51 40.23 11 5,721,255 107 107.84 95
 Tanzania 1,848,167 52 3.22 114 39,953,860 36 69.72 153
 Pakistan 1,829,673 53 0.93 128 144,525,637 10 73.36 150
 Azerbaijan 1,805,214 54 18.37 62 10,127,000 81 103.05 108
 Bulgaria 1,764,782 55 24.91 47 8,532,908 90 120.44 73
 Finland 1,709,400 56 30.95 31 7,307,800 97 132.31 38
 South Africa 1,698,360 57 2.99 115 91,878,275 17 161.99 10
 Ecuador 1,683,783 58 10.13 85 13,881,562 67 83.50 137
 New Zealand 1,582,000 59 33.62 25 6,400,000 102 136.00 32
 Serbia 1,474,970 60 21.21 55 8,626,903 89 124.06 58
 Singapore 1,470,400 61 25.76 46 8,462,800 91 148.24 18
 Slovakia 1,404,751 62 25.79 45 7,117,753 98 130.66 42
 Ireland 1,401,356 63 29.43 34 4,898,872 111 102.88 110
 Morocco 1,378,867 64 3.86 109 43,916,066 32 122.88 62
 Sri Lanka 1,220,504 65 5.85 104 28,199,083 46 135.07 33
 Syrian Arab Republic 1,154,909 66 6.32 103 15,650,000 63 85.66 132
 Croatia 1,095,881 67 26.16 44 4,315,580 114 103.01 109
 Uruguay 949,974 68 27.48 41 5,097,569 109 147.47 19
 Tunisia 801,785 69 6.95 101 14,334,080 65 124.30 56
 Lithuania 798,769 70 27.64 40 4,361,329 113 150.90 14
 Dominican Republic 786,458 71 7.30 99 8,769,127 87 81.44 141
 Georgia 770,113 72 19.69 57 5,730,625 106 146.49 20
 Costa Rica 744,059 73 15.17 69 8,840,342 83 180.20 4
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 663,670 74 18.92 59 3,440,085 123 98.09 115
 Puerto Rico 660,100 75 18.02 63 3,389,402 124 92.53 119
 Slovenia 601,821 76 28.93 35 2,443,172 130 117.46 82
 Moldova 584,330 77 14.42 71 3,662,968 120 90.42 122
 Ethiopia 580,120 78 0.55 138 62,617,000 24 59.66 156
 Latvia 525,679 79 26.96 42 2,464,122 129 126.39 51
 Panama 446,076 80 10.88 82 5,977,641 104 145.85 21
 El Salvador 442,727 81 6.94 102 9,982,186 82 156.51 13
 Myanmar 404,932 82 0.76 131 47,951,228 31 89.85 123
 Estonia 404,682 83 30.90 32 1,904,425 135 145.42 23
 Macedonia 386,718 84 18.56 60 2,121,805 133 101.86 111
 Palestine 371,299 85 7.55 97 4,135,363 115 84.04 136
 Bolivia 358,680 86 3.25 112 10,963,224 79 99.20 113
 Oman 348,926 87 7.53 98 6,943,910 100 149.77 15
 Trinidad and Tobago 326,776 88 23.87 50 2,030,637 134 148.32 16
 Armenia 315,319 89 10.76 83 3,488,524 122 119.04 77
 Cyprus 295,686 90 34.79 21 1,176,801 140 138.48 30
 Albania 293,623 91 10.02 86 3,497,950 121 119.38 75
 Kenya 288,303 92 0.58 137 42,815,109 33 86.15 130
 Mongolia 285,093 93 9.27 89 3,886,167 118 126.35 52
 Paraguay 278,169 94 4.08 108 7,468,275 95 109.65 94
 Kyrgyzstan 258,013 95 4.27 107 7,369,927 96 121.92 66
 Qatar 256,094 96 9.70 87 3,913,809 117 148.29 17
 Mauritius 246,000 97 19.44 58 1,839,500 136 145.40 24
 Jamaica 239,120 98 8.27 92 3,091,222 126 106.95 97
 Honduras 232,990 99 2.51 120 8,233,499 92 88.87 125
 Bahrain 213,633 100 14.31 72 2,364,477 132 158.42 11
 Luxembourg 212,900 101 36.49 19 794,000 145 136.09 31
 Nicaragua 210,124 102 3.38 111 8,179,876 93 131.56 39
 Zimbabwe 187,310 103 1.13 127 14,092,104 66 85.25 133
 Malta 181,318 104 42.09 8 560,010 149 129.98 44
 Uganda 145,765 105 0.34 140 24,948,878 49 58.21 158
 Côte d'Ivoire 142,825 106 0.59 136 31,747,233 42 130.68 41
 Montenegro 137,426 107 21.85 53 1,044,674 141 166.10 9
 Iceland 133,574 108 39.87 12 410,662 153 122.58 63
 Cambodia 129,650 109 0.81 130 18,572,973 59 116.04 83
 Kuwait 113,427 110 2.74 116 5,136,384 108 124.17 57
 Senegal 111,795 111 0.71 134 15,758,366 62 99.42 112
 Angola 96,919 112 0.33 141 13,323,952 69 44.73 162
 Barbados 89,340 113 31.27 29 337,791 156 118.22 80
 Bahamas 86,868 114 21.97 52 353,540 155 89.42 124
 Nigeria 74,004 115 0.04 162 144,920,170 9 75.92 149
 Suriname 71,217 116 12.64 77 795,871 144 141.26 27
 Guyana 64,889 117 8.34 91 643,210 147 82.69 138
 Namibia 63,894 118 2.52 119 2,647,853 128 104.50 106
 Ghana 56,810 119 0.20 149 36,751,761 38 127.46 46
 Botswana 48,901 120 2.13 122 3,240,589 125 141.41 25
 Togo 45,756 121 0.59 135 6,219,981 103 79.77 142
 Cameroon 42,117 122 0.18 153 19,706,027 58 81.93 140
 Mozambique 41,653 123 0.14 154 11,875,506 75 40.03 167
 Brunei Darussalam 41,209 124 9.61 88 544,732 150 127.07 48
 Maldives 36,001 125 8.25 93 900,120 143 206.29 3
 Zambia 35,912 126 0.21 148 13,438,539 68 78.61 143
 Andorra 34,284 127 44.54 4 80,337 164 104.38 107
 Cuba 33,536 128 0.29 143 4,613,782 112 40.17 166
 Saint Lucia 31,781 129 17.77 65 176,694 158 98.80 114
 Sudan 31,082 130 0.08 156 28,644,139 45 70.67 152
 Haiti 29,900 131 0.27 144 6,486,549 101 59.07 157
 Benin 28,833 132 0.26 146 8,773,044 86 78.50 144
 Laos 27,217 133 0.40 139 3,711,813 119 54.12 161
 Madagascar 25,062 134 0.10 155 8,730,499 88 34.14 170
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 24,507 135 22.30 51 116,161 162 105.70 101
 Djibouti 24,389 136 2.55 118 373,052 154 38.98 169
 Bermuda 22,808 137 37.18 18 64,997 166 105.95 100
 Grenada 22,235 138 20.62 56 113,177 163 104.96 103
 Rwanda 21,780 139 0.18 152 8,819,217 84 72.24 151
 Monaco 19,258 140 49.77 2 32,978 171 85.23 134
 Gibraltar 17,373 141 50.25 1 41,035 169 118.70 79
 Afghanistan 16,810 142 0.05 161 23,929,713 52 67.35 154
 Bhutan 16,707 143 2.07 124 730,623 146 90.47 121
 Seychelles 15,221 144 16.07 68 167,282 160 176.58 5
 Gabon 14,967 145 0.74 132 2,663,243 127 131.51 40
 Cabo Verde 14,493 146 2.65 117 612,259 148 112.06 92
 Burkina Faso 14,067 147 0.07 159 17,946,375 61 93.50 118
 Mauritania 12,637 148 0.29 142 4,074,157 116 92.17 120
 San Marino 12,500 149 37.43 17 38,000 170 113.77 88
 Fiji 12,135 150 1.34 125 1,033,915 142 114.18 86
 Chad 10,470 151 0.07 158 - - - -
 Malawi 9,220 152 0.05 160 7,772,503 94 41.74 164
 Niger 8,650 153 0.04 163 8,778,884 85 40.88 165
 Vanuatu 5,841 154 2.11 123 228,016 157 82.54 139
 British Virgin Islands 5,524 155 17.71 66 - - - -
 Lesotho 4,984 156 0.22 147 2,380,804 131 106.60 98
 Burundi 3,914 157 0.04 164 5,920,612 105 54.50 160
 Micronesia 3,776 158 3.58 110 23,114 172 21.90 171
 Timor-Leste 3,346 159 0.26 145 1,546,624 137 119.31 76
 Samoa 1,692 160 0.86 129 124,211 161 63.23 155
 Comoros 1,644 161 0.20 150 446,868 152 54.90 159
 Sao Tome and Principe 1,479 162 0.72 133 173,646 159 84.98 135
 Solomon Islands 1,166 163 0.19 151 465,331 151 76.12 147
 Democratic Republic of the Congo 1,000 164 0.00 166 35,270,156 40 43.36 163
 Guinea-Bissau 629 165 0.03 165 1,434,822 139 77.09 145
 Kiribati 76 166 0.07 157 46,123 168 39.63 168
 American Samoa - - - - - - - -
 Anguilla - - - - - - - -
 Antigua and Barbuda - - - - - - - -
 Aruba - - - - - - - -
 Ascension - - - - - - - -
 Belize - - - - - - - -
 Cayman Islands - - - - - - - -
 Central African Republic - - - - - - - -
 Cocos (Keeling) Islands - - - - - - - -
 Republic of the Congo - - - - 5,056,000 110 96.11 117
 North Korea - - - - - - - -
 Dominica - - - - - - - -
 Equatorial Guinea - - - - - - - -
 Eritrea - - - - - - - -
 Eswatini - - - - - - - -
 Falkland Islands - - - - - - - -
 Faroe Islands - - - - - - - -
 French Polynesia - - - - - - - -
 Gambia - - - - - - - -
 Greenland - - - - - - - -
 Guam - - - - - - - -
 Guatemala - - - - 19,986,482 56 118.17 81
 Guernsey - - - - - - - -
 Guinea - - - - - - - -
 Iraq - - - - 33,335,316 41 87.10 129
 Jersey - - - - - - - -
 Jordan - - - - - - - -
 Lebanon - - - - - - - -
 Liberia - - - - - - - -
 Libya - - - - - - - -
 Liechtenstein - - - - 46,625 167 122.95 61
 Macao - - - - - - - -
 Mali - - - - - - - -
 Marshall Islands - - - - - - - -
 Mayotte - - - - - - - -
 Montserrat - - - - - - - -
 Nauru - - - - - - - -
   Nepal - - - - 36,096,396 39 123.17 60
 Netherlands Antilles - - - - - - - -
 New Caledonia - - - - - - - -
 Niue - - - - - - - -
 Norfolk Island - - - - - - - -
 Northern Marianas - - - - - - - -
 Palau - - - - - - - -
 Papua New Guinea - - - - - - - -
 Saint Kitts and Nevis - - - - 76,878 165 138.91 29
 Sierra Leone - - - - - - - -
 Somalia - - - - - - - -
 South Sudan - - - - 1,511,529 138 12.02 172
 Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha - - - - - - - -
 Saint Pierre and Miquelon - - - - - - - -
 Tajikistan - - - - - - - -
 Tokelau - - - - - - - -
 Tonga - - - - - - - -
 Turkmenistan - - - - - - - -
 Turks and Caicos Islands - - - - - - - -
 Tuvalu - - - - - - - -
 United Arab Emirates - - - - 19,826,224 57 210.91 2
  Vatican - - - - - - - -
 US Virgin Islands - - - - - - - -
 Wallis and Futuna - - - - - - - -
 Yemen - - - - - - - -

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Total Midyear Population for the World: 1950-2050"". International Programs Center for Demographic and Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2017-04-17. Retrieved 2018-10-07.
  2. ^ "ICT Facts and Figures 2005, 2010, 2016". Telecommunication Development Bureau, International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Retrieved 2015-05-24.
  3. ^ ICT Facts and Figures 2005, 2010, 2014, Telecommunication Development Bureau, International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  4. ^ Definitions of World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators, March 2010 Archived 2014-12-20 at the Wayback Machine, International Telecommunication Union. Retrieved on 30 September 2011.
  5. ^ Fixed-broadband subscriptions 2000-2017, International Telecommunication Union official website
  6. ^ Fixed-broadband subscriptions 2000-2017, International Telecommunication Union official website
  7. ^ Mobile-cellular subscriptions 2000-2017, International Telecommunication Union official website
  8. ^ Mobile-cellular subscriptions 2000-2017, International Telecommunication Union official website

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