[news release] There were 283 million broadband subscriptions in the OECD area in December 2009. The average penetration rate across the OECD has grown to 23.3 subscriptions per 100 inhabitants up from 22.8 in June 2009. New data on broadband subscriptions and penetration rates are available on the OECD broadband portal.The OECD has released new statistics today on broadband penetration in OECD countries as of December 2009. These include the number of broadband subscribers per country, broadband subscriptions by technology and the percentage of fibre connection in total broadband.Please note that data on satellite and terrestrial fixed wireless connections have been removed and will now be reported as a separate wireless broadband indicator that will be released in early July.
- There were 283 million broadband subscriptions in OECD in December 2009 with the inclusion of Chile as a member of the OECD. The average penetration rate across the OECD has grown to 23.3 subscriptions per 100 inhabitants up from 22.8 in June 2009.
- Fibre continues its growth relative to other broadband technologies with fibre accounting for half of all broadband connections in Japan (54%) and Korea (49%). Other leading countries include the Slovak Republic (28%) and Sweden (23%).
- DSL is still the dominant technology in the OECD, accounting for 60% of all lines. Cable makes up 29% and fibre based connections have grown to 11% of all lines.
- Chile has a broadband penetration of 9.6 subscriptions per 100 inhabitants.
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