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Countries with most broadband connections

Last updated on: October 19, 2011 15:05 IST

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With the increase in the number of Internet users, demand for broadband connection is also growing.

The following is a list of countries by fixed (wired) broadband Internet subscriptions and penetration rate, compiled by the International Telecommunication Union for the year 2010.

It refers 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 can include for example cable modem, DSL, fibre-to-the-home/building and other fixed (wired) broadband subscriptions.

Let us have a look at countries where broadband penetration is the highest.

Let us first see where India stands.

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India

Fixed broadband subscriptions: 10,990,000

Per hundred inhabitants: 0.90

World ranking: 12

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China

Fixed broadband subscriptions: 126,337,000

Per hundred inhabitants: 9.42

World ranking: 1

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The United States

Fixed broadband subscriptions: 81,744,000

Per hundred inhabitants: 26.34

World ranking: 2

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Japan

Fixed broadband subscriptions: 34,055,343

Per hundred inhabitants: 26.91

World ranking: 3

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Germany

Fixed broadband subscriptions: 26,000,000

Per hundred inhabitants: 31.59

World ranking: 4

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France

Fixed broadband subscriptions: 21,300,000  

Per hundred inhabitants: 33.92

World ranking: 5

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The United Kingdom

Fixed broadband subscriptions: 19,468,000

Per hundred inhabitants: 31.38

World ranking: 6

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South Korea

Fixed broadband subscriptions: 17,649,538  

Per hundred inhabitants: 36.63

World ranking: 7

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Russia

Fixed broadband subscriptions: 15,700,000  

Per hundred inhabitants: 10.98

World ranking: 8

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Brazil

Fixed broadband subscriptions: 14,086,729 

Per hundred inhabitants: 7.23

World ranking: 9

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Italy

Fixed broadband subscriptions: 13,400,000

Per hundred inhabitants: 22.13

World ranking: 10

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Mexico

Fixed broadband subscriptions: 11,325,022

Per hundred inhabitants: 9.98

World ranking: 11

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Spain

Fixed broadband subscriptions: 10,579,147

Per hundred inhabitants: 22.96

World ranking: 13

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Canada

Fixed broadband subscriptions: 10,138,741

Per hundred inhabitants: 29.81

World ranking: 14

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Turkey

Fixed broadband subscriptions: 7,095,850

Per hundred inhabitants: 9.75

World ranking: 15

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The Netherlands

Fixed broadband subscriptions: 6,308,000

Per hundred inhabitants: 37.97

World ranking: 16

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Taiwan

Fixed broadband subscriptions: 5,265,026

Per hundred inhabitants: 22.68

World ranking: 17

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Australia

Fixed broadband subscriptions: 5,165,000

Per hundred inhabitants: 23.19

World ranking: 18

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Poland

Fixed broadband subscriptions: 5,044,000

Per hundred inhabitants: 13.18

World ranking: 19

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Argentina

Fixed broadband subscriptions: 3,862,354

Per hundred inhabitants: 9.56

World ranking: 20

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Ukraine

Fixed broadband subscriptions: 3,661,180

Per hundred inhabitants: 8.06

World ranking: 21

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Vietnam

Fixed broadband subscriptions: 3,631,396

Per hundred inhabitants: 4.13

World ranking: 22

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Belgium

Fixed broadband subscriptions: 3,373,143

Per hundred inhabitants: 31.49

World ranking: 23

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Romania

Fixed broadband subscriptions: 3,000,000 

Per hundred inhabitants: 13.96

World ranking: 24

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Sweden

Fixed broadband subscriptions: 2,963,000

Per hundred inhabitants: 31.59

World ranking: 25

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Switzerland

Fixed broadband subscriptions: 2,925,000

Per hundred inhabitants: 38.16

World ranking: 26

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Thailand

Fixed broadband subscriptions: 2,672,573 

Per hundred inhabitants: 3.87

World ranking: 27

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Colombia

Fixed broadband subscriptions: 2,621,764

Per hundred inhabitants: 5.66

World ranking: 28

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Greece

Fixed broadband subscriptions: 2,252,653

Per hundred inhabitants: 19.83

World ranking: 29


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