Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Twice as Many Mobile Broadband as Fixed Broadband Accounts in Service Globally

Fixed wired broadband subscriptions reached 314 million in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development countries at the end of 2011.

Wireless broadband subscriptions reached 667 million, up from 590 million in June 2011. 

The overall share of DSL subscriptions continues to decrease (55.8 percent), to the benefit of cable (30 percent) and fiber-to-the-home subscriptions that now represent 13.7 percent of the total number of fixed broadband subscriptions, OECD says.

Precisely what all that means is not as obvious as it might seem. Some have questioned the methodology, and have for some time. The ranking "per capita" obviously is affected by typical numbers of people living in a household, for example.


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