OECD broadband statistics update: Mobile broadband penetration at 99% in OECD area

High-speed Internet use continues to grow in OECD countries with mobile broadband penetration reaching 99 subscriptions per 100 inhabitants in December 2016, up from 91 per 100 inhabitants a year earlier, according to new data released by the OECD.

The addition of 113 million new mobile broadband subscriptions in the 35-country OECD area made a year-on-year rise of 9.8%, driven by continued growth in the use of smartphone and tablets, and lifted the OECD total to 1.275 billion subscriptions in a population of 1.284 billion people.

Eleven countries – Japan, Finland, Australia, the US, Denmark, Sweden, Estonia, Korea, Iceland, New Zealand and Ireland, in descending order of mobile subscriptions per capita – now lie above the 100% penetration threshold, up from nine countries a year ago.
 
Poland, Slovenia, Chile, Portugal, Turkey and Mexico were the fastest growing countries in mobile broadband penetration in the previous 6 months, with growth rates ranging between 22% and 12%.
http://www.oecd.org/sti/broadband/broadband-statistics-update.htm

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