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July 25, 2008

Global broadband penetration


by David Allen

Only five countries can claim to have broadband penetration over sixty per cent, unfortunately the UK is not one of them. Although at fifty eight per cent of households with a broadband connection, the UK is in joint seventh place with France and Sweden.

Country Broadband Penetration - (2007) - (2012)

South Korea - (93.0%) - (97.0%)
Netherlands - (74.0%) - (82.0%)
Hong Kong - (76.0%) - (81.0%)
Canada - (65.0%) - (79.0%)
United States - (54.0%) - (77.0%)
Japan - (54.0%) - (77.0%)
Switzerland - (69.0%) - (76.0%)
Singapore - (57.0%) - (75.0%)
United Kingdom - (58.0%) - (74.0%)
Taiwan (59.0%) - (74.0%)
France - (58.0%) - (73.0%)
Australia - (52.0%) - (72.0%)
Sweden - (58.0%) - (69.0%)
Spain - (54.0%) - (68.0%)
Germany - (49.0%) - (68.0%)
Belgium - (55.0%) - (66.0%)
New Zealand - (43.0%) - (64.0%)

However the technology analyst firm Gartner, who are responsible for putting the table together, are predicting that there will seventeen countries with households that have broadband penetration over sixty per cent.

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