Massive growth in mobile broadband penetration

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has announced that the number of high-speed mobile Internet subscriptions grew by 80 million in the year ended December 2017.

This 6.1% increase in mobile broadband users raises the mobile broadband penetration in the OECD area to over 102%.

The OECD area numbers 37 countries, including the United States, Poland, Chile, and Japan.

The countries with the highest mobile broadband penetration were Japan, Finland, Estonia, and the United States.

Data usage also saw increased growth throughout the year, with the top countries in this regard Finland, Austria, and Estonia.

While DSL remains the most prevalent technology in the fixed-broadband space, fibre subscriptions also saw a massive increase in adoption over the past year.

OECD mobile broadband growth

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