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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

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

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

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A view of finance institute Sydbank in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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

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Children try out a skateboard park built under a concrete viaduct in Ralambshov Park in central Stockholm, Sweden.

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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28 countries with best fixed and mobile Internet reach

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Children skate on the ice of the frozen Tjoernin lake in central Reykjavik, Iceland.

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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28 countries with best fixed and mobile Internet reach

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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.

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

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A view of a subway station in the Gangnam area of Seoul, South Korea.

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

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A view of Luxembourg city, Luxembourg.

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

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People sit on a quay at the Leliegracht canal in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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

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Pedestrians walk past a store on Oxford Street in central London, United Kingdom.

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

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People buy fruits at a market in front of the Te Papa Museum in Wellington, New Zealand.

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

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Pedestrians walk across a zebra crossing in Tokyo, Japan.

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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28 countries with best fixed and mobile Internet reach

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Shoppers leave a store in Sydney's central business district, Australia.

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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Visitors to a bar ride a mechanical bull on Sixth Street in Austin, Texas, United States.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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28 countries with best fixed and mobile Internet reach

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A tourist poses with restaurant staff in Tallinn, Estonia.

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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28 countries with best fixed and mobile Internet reach

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A view of Bahrain's capital Manama.

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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28 countries with best fixed and mobile Internet reach

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People enjoy the evening at Donaukanal in the centre of Vienna, Austria.

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

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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.

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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28 countries with best fixed and mobile Internet reach

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A man cycles in central Dublin, Ireland.

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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28 countries with best fixed and mobile Internet reach

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Tourists wait for a bus in Valletta, Malta.

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

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

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

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People walk past a cafe in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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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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.

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