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28 countries with best fixed and mobile Internet reach

January 08, 2014 10:39 IST

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While almost all countries are taking measures to expand fixed and mobile Internet connections, including India, some nations have a march over others.

Let's take a look at nations that have most extensive fixed and mobile Internet connections.

Source: Bloomberg Visual Data

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Norway

Fixed broadband penetration per 100 residents: 36.9

Mobile broadband penetration per 100 residents: 84.6

Percentage of households using Internet: 95.00 per cent

Wired score: 95.20

Overall rank: 1

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Image: Children look at a gingerbread town consisting of buildings, boats, bridges and other structures, in Bergen, Norway.
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Denmark

Fixed broadband penetration per 100 residents: 38.2

Mobile broadband penetration per 100 residents: 87.5

Percentage of households using Internet: 93.00 per cent

Wired score: 95.17

Overall rank: 2

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Image: A view of finance institute Sydbank in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Photographs: Fabian Bimmer/Reuters
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Sweden

Fixed broadband penetration per 100 residents: 32.2

Mobile broadband penetration per 100 residents: 101.3

Percentage of households using Internet: 94.00 per cent

Wired score: 94.23

Overall rank: 3

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Image: Children try out a skateboard park built under a concrete viaduct in Ralambshov Park in central Stockholm, Sweden.
Photographs: Scanpix/Bertil Ericson/Reuters
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Iceland

Fixed broadband penetration per 100 residents: 34.5

Mobile broadband penetration per 100 residents: 71.7

Percentage of households using Internet: 96.00 per cent

Wired score: 92.87

Overall rank: 4

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Image: Children skate on the ice of the frozen Tjoernin lake in central Reykjavik, Iceland.
Photographs: Stoyan Nenov/Reuters
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Finland

Fixed broadband penetration per 100 residents: 30.4

Mobile broadband penetration per 100 residents: 106.5

Percentage of households using Internet: 91.00 per cent

Wired score: 92.47

Overall rank: 5

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Image: People dressed as elves read letters from around the world which were sent to Santa Claus at the Santa Claus' Post Office on the Arctic Circle near Rovaniemi, northern Finland.
Photographs: Kacper Pempel/Reuters
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South Korea

Fixed broadband penetration per 100 residents: 37.6

Mobile broadband penetration per 100 residents: 106.0

Percentage of households using Internet: 84.10 per cent

Wired score: 91.63

Overall rank: 6

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Image: A view of a subway station in the Gangnam area of Seoul, South Korea.
Photographs: Lee Jae-Won/Reuters

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Luxembourg

Fixed broadband penetration per 100 residents: 32.6

Mobile broadband penetration per 100 residents: 72.6

Percentage of households using Internet: 92.0 per cent

Wired score: 91.30

Overall rank: 7

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Image: A view of Luxembourg city, Luxembourg.
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The Netherlands

Fixed broadband penetration per 100 residents: 39.4

Mobile broadband penetration per 100 residents: 61.0

Percentage of households using Internet: 93.0 per cent

Wired score: 90.80

Overall rank: 8

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Image: People sit on a quay at the Leliegracht canal in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Photographs: Michael Kooren/Reuters

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United Kingdom

Fixed broadband penetration per 100 residents: 34.0

Mobile broadband penetration per 100 residents: 72.0

Percentage of households using Internet: 87.0 per cent

Wired score: 88.80

Overall rank: 9

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Image: Pedestrians walk past a store on Oxford Street in central London, United Kingdom.
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New Zealand

Fixed broadband penetration per 100 residents: 27.8

Mobile broadband penetration per 100 residents: 65.2

Percentage of households using Internet: 89.5 per cent

Wired score: 86.23

Overall rank: 10

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Image: People buy fruits at a market in front of the Te Papa Museum in Wellington, New Zealand.
Photographs: Jacky Naegelen/Reuters

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Japan

Fixed broadband penetration per 100 residents: 27.9

Mobile broadband penetration per 100 residents: 113.1

Percentage of households using Internet: 79.1 per cent

Wired score: 85.53

Overall rank: 11

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Image: Pedestrians walk across a zebra crossing in Tokyo, Japan.
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Australia

Fixed broadband penetration per 100 residents: 25.1

Mobile broadband penetration per 100 residents: 96.2

Percentage of households using Internet: 82.3 per cent

Wired score: 84.83

Overall rank: 12

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Image: Shoppers leave a store in Sydney's central business district, Australia.
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United States

Fixed broadband penetration per 100 residents: 28.0

Mobile broadband penetration per 100 residents: 74.7

Percentage of households using Internet: 81.0 per cent

Wired score: 84.67

Overall rank: 13

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Singapore

Fixed broadband penetration per 100 residents: 26.1

Mobile broadband penetration per 100 residents: 123.3

Percentage of households using Internet: 74.2 per cent

Wired score: 83.67

Overall rank: 14

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Image: A model presents a creation by Indian designer Devki Karer for label DEVKI's in Singapore.
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France

Fixed broadband penetration per 100 residents: 37.8

Mobile broadband penetration per 100 residents: 52.2

Percentage of households using Internet: 83.0 per cent

Wired score: 83.10

Overall rank: 15

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Image: A single woman pushes a bachelor who rides in a shopping trolley at the 'adopt-a-guy' (adopte-un-mec) store in Paris, France.
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Liechtenstein

Fixed broadband penetration per 100 residents: 33.0

Mobile broadband penetration per 100 residents: 48.5

Percentage of households using Internet: 89.4 per cent

Wired score: 82.97

Overall rank: 16

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Image: A woman takes a picture of Vaduz Castle in the town centre of Liechtenstein's capital Vaduz.
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Canada

Fixed broadband penetration per 100 residents: 32.9

Mobile broadband penetration per 100 residents: 50.0

Percentage of households using Internet: 86.8 per cent

Wired score: 82.07

Overall rank: 17

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Image: People walk near the Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City, Canada.
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Switzerland

Fixed broadband penetration per 100 residents: 41.9

Mobile broadband penetration per 100 residents: 41.4

Percentage of households using Internet: 85.2 per cent

Wired score: 81.27

Overall rank: 18

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Image: A view of road and transport hall of the Swiss Museum of Transport in Lucerne, Switzerland.
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Hong Kong

Fixed broadband penetration per 100 residents: 31.6

Mobile broadband penetration per 100 residents: 73.5

Percentage of households using Internet: 72.8 per cent

Wired score: 81.03

Overall rank: 19

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Image: Participants compete in a wife-carrying obstacle race at a shopping mall in Hong Kong.
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Estonia

Fixed broadband penetration per 100 residents: 25.7

Mobile broadband penetration per 100 residents: 72.5

Percentage of households using Internet: 79.0 per cent

Wired score: 80.30

Overall rank: 20

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Image: A tourist poses with restaurant staff in Tallinn, Estonia.
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Bahrain

Fixed broadband penetration per 100 residents: 12.7

Mobile broadband penetration per 100 residents: 67.1

Percentage of households using Internet: 88.0 per cent

Wired score: 78.73

Overall rank: 21

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Image: A view of Bahrain's capital Manama.
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Austria

Fixed broadband penetration per 100 residents: 25.2

Mobile broadband penetration per 100 residents: 55.5

Percentage of households using Internet: 81.0 per cent

Wired score: 78.03

Overall rank: 22

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Image: People enjoy the evening at Donaukanal in the centre of Vienna, Austria.
Photographs: Herwig Prammer/Reuters
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Germany

Fixed broadband penetration per 100 residents: 34.0

Mobile broadband penetration per 100 residents: 41.0

Percentage of households using Internet: 84.0 per cent

Wired score: 77.97

Overall rank: 23

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Image: A confectioner makes final touches to a 90 centimetre high handmade chocolate Santa Claus figure, in the workshop of the Felicitas chocolate shop, in Hornow, south of Berlin, Germany.
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Ireland

Fixed broadband penetration per 100 residents: 22.7

Mobile broadband penetration per 100 residents: 64.2

Percentage of households using Internet: 79.0 per cent

Wired score: 75.97

Overall rank: 24

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Image: A man cycles in central Dublin, Ireland.
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Malta

Fixed broadband penetration per 100 residents: 31.7

Mobile broadband penetration per 100 residents: 57.6

Percentage of households using Internet: 70.0 per cent

Wired score: 75.67

Overall rank: 25

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Image: Tourists wait for a bus in Valletta, Malta.
Photographs: Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters
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Qatar

Fixed broadband penetration per 100 residents: 8.2

Mobile broadband penetration per 100 residents: 72.1

Percentage of households using Internet: 88.1 per cent

Wired score: 75.50

Overall rank: 26

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Image: A family takes a sampan ride on a canal inside Villagio Mall, a popular shopping area in Doha, Qatar.
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Israel

Fixed broadband penetration per 100 residents: 22.2

Mobile broadband penetration per 100 residents: 65.5

Percentage of households using Internet: 73.4 per cent

Wired score: 74.83

Overall rank: 27

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Image: People walk past a cafe in Tel Aviv, Israel.
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Belgium

Fixed broadband penetration per 100 residents: 34.1

Mobile broadband penetration per 100 residents: 33.7

Percentage of households using Internet: 82.0 per cent

Wired score: 74.57

Overall rank: 28


Image: Figurines from the comic strip Tintin by Brussels-born author Georges Remi, better known as Herge, are displayed in a shop at the Herge Museum in Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium.
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