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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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28 countries with best fixed and mobile Internet reach

Image: Children look at a gingerbread town consisting of buildings, boats, bridges and other structures, in Bergen, Norway.
Photographs: Marit Hommedal/Scanpix/Reuters

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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28 countries with best fixed and mobile Internet reach

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

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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28 countries with best fixed and mobile Internet reach

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

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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Tags: Sweden

28 countries with best fixed and mobile Internet reach

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

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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Tags: Iceland

28 countries with best fixed and mobile Internet reach

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

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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28 countries with best fixed and mobile Internet reach

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

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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28 countries with best fixed and mobile Internet reach

Image: A view of Luxembourg city, Luxembourg.
Photographs: Laurent Dubrule/Reuters

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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28 countries with best fixed and mobile Internet reach

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

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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28 countries with best fixed and mobile Internet reach

Image: Pedestrians walk past a store on Oxford Street in central London, United Kingdom.
Photographs: Neil Hall/Reuters

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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28 countries with best fixed and mobile Internet reach

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

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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28 countries with best fixed and mobile Internet reach

Image: Pedestrians walk across a zebra crossing in Tokyo, Japan.
Photographs: Stringer/Reuters

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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Tags: Japan

28 countries with best fixed and mobile Internet reach

Image: Shoppers leave a store in Sydney's central business district, Australia.
Photographs: Daniel Munoz/Reuters

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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28 countries with best fixed and mobile Internet reach

Image: Visitors to a bar ride a mechanical bull on Sixth Street in Austin, Texas, United States.
Photographs: Adrees Latif/Reuters

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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28 countries with best fixed and mobile Internet reach

Image: A model presents a creation by Indian designer Devki Karer for label DEVKI's in Singapore.
Photographs: Tim Chong/Reuters

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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28 countries with best fixed and mobile Internet reach

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.
Photographs: Jacky Naegelen/Reuters

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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Tags: France

28 countries with best fixed and mobile Internet reach

Image: A woman takes a picture of Vaduz Castle in the town centre of Liechtenstein's capital Vaduz.
Photographs: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

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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28 countries with best fixed and mobile Internet reach

Image: People walk near the Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City, Canada.
Photographs: Mathieu Belanger/Reuters

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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28 countries with best fixed and mobile Internet reach

Image: A view of road and transport hall of the Swiss Museum of Transport in Lucerne, Switzerland.
Photographs: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

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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28 countries with best fixed and mobile Internet reach

Image: Participants compete in a wife-carrying obstacle race at a shopping mall in Hong Kong.
Photographs: Bobby Yip/Reuters

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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Tags: Hong Kong

28 countries with best fixed and mobile Internet reach

Image: A tourist poses with restaurant staff in Tallinn, Estonia.
Photographs: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

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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Tags: Estonia

28 countries with best fixed and mobile Internet reach

Image: A view of Bahrain's capital Manama.
Photographs: Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters

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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Tags: Bahrain

28 countries with best fixed and mobile Internet reach

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

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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28 countries with best fixed and mobile Internet reach

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.
Photographs: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

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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Tags: Germany

28 countries with best fixed and mobile Internet reach

Image: A man cycles in central Dublin, Ireland.
Photographs: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

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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Tags: Ireland

28 countries with best fixed and mobile Internet reach

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

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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28 countries with best fixed and mobile Internet reach

Image: A family takes a sampan ride on a canal inside Villagio Mall, a popular shopping area in Doha, Qatar.
Photographs: Fadi Al-Assaad/Reuters

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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28 countries with best fixed and mobile Internet reach

Image: People walk past a cafe in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Photographs: Sharon Perry/Reuters

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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Tags: Israel

28 countries with best fixed and mobile Internet reach

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.
Photographs: Yves Herman/Herge-Moulinsart/Reuters

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

Tags: Belgium