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Broadband in New Zealand according to OECD

By Mauricio Freitas, in , posted: 4-Feb-2012 14:56

Here are some data collected from the OECD Broadband portal. How is New Zealand doing?

1. Fixed broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants (June 2011):

Rank DSLCableFibre/LAN Other TotalTotal subscriptions
1Netherlands21.216.01.30.038.5 6 392 000
2Switzerland27.210.60.20.338.3 2 983 281
3Denmark21.910.15.00.737.7 2 090 825
4Korea5.310.420.40.036.0 17 604 503
5Norway18.710.35.70.134.9 1 703 817
6France31.62.00.20.033.8 21 895 000
7Iceland29.30.04.40.033.6  106 896
8United Kingdom25.56.60.50.032.6 20 274 861
9Germany28.53.80.20.132.6 26 615 000
10Sweden16.56.39.00.131.9 2 995 000
11Luxembourg28.52.90.20.131.7  160 639
12Belgium16.914.60.00.131.6 3 433 746
13Canada13.517.60.20.031.2 10 653 342
14Finland20.84.80.72.628.9 1 550 400
15United States10.215.01.80.327.3 84 672 000
16Japan6.04.516.40.027.0 34 360 672
17New Zealand24.41.50.10.026.0 1 138 830
18Austria16.97.60.10.024.7 2 068 623
19Israel14.310.00.00.024.2 1 847 000
20Estonia11.95.56.10.624.1  322 523
21Australia19.93.90.10.024.0 5 405 000
22Spain19.04.50.20.023.7 10 933 389
23Slovenia13.76.33.50.123.5  480 785
24Italy21.80.00.50.022.3 13 507 951
25Ireland16.35.10.10.021.5  962 120

2. Wireless broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants (June 2011):

Rank Terrestrial fixed wireless  Standard mobile broadband subscriptions Dedicated mobile data subscriptionsTotalTotal subscriptions
1Korea0.035.164.299.348,542,393
2Sweden0.049.144.493.68,778,000
3Japan0.080.00.080.0101,869,228
4Finland0.423.255.679.14,243,800
5Norway0.852.722.876.43,732,917
6Denmark0.838.034.873.64,081,086
7United States0.229.135.865.1203,180,000
9Australia0.226.937.264.314,609,000
8Portugal0.213.251.464.76,885,232
10Czech Republic6.932.815.254.95,777,828
11Luxembourg0.049.05.754.6276,679
14New Zealand0.543.010.454.02,380,709
12Ireland1.739.313.054.12,426,865
13Iceland0.736.916.554.1172,127
15Poland2.440.48.250.919,453,493
16Switzerland0.043.35.448.73,795,353
17United Kingdom0.036.58.044.427,642,015
18Netherlands0.032.811.244.17,318,000
20Spain0.220.621.642.419,542,586
19Italy0.028.613.842.425,644,685
21Israel0.037.33.040.33,068,443
22France0.238.00.038.224,776,000
23Austria0.314.318.933.52,807,234
24Estonia0.317.016.133.3446,510
25Slovak Republic3.722.17.132.91,785,534

3. Fixed broadband growth by 100 inhabitants (June 2010 - 2011):

RankCountryJune 2010-2011 penetration growth (increase in subscribers per 100 inhabitants)Penetration percentage increase
1Poland2.4321.3%
2France2.157.0%
3United Kingdom2.137.0%
4Greece2.1112.4%
5Estonia1.798.0%
6Hungary1.669.3%
7Korea1.594.7%
8Belgium1.555.4%
9Spain1.517.1%
10New Zealand1.486.4%
11Slovak Republic1.4612.6%
12Czech Republic1.3810.8%
13Portugal1.337.4%
14Austria1.295.7%
15Germany1.294.2%
16Switzerland1.283.6%
17United States1.264.9%
18Ireland1.186.0%
19Canada1.173.9%
20Italy1.025.0%
21Chile0.969.8%
22Mexico0.9210.6%
23Japan0.893.6%
24Australia0.713.1%
25Luxembourg0.702.4%

4. Percentage of fibre connections in total broadband (June 2011):

 fiber/total penetration
Belgium0.06%
Greece0.09%
New Zealand0.32%
Austria0.48%
Ireland0.50%
Switzerland0.50%
Germany0.52%
Canada0.53%
Luxembourg0.57%
Australia0.57%
France0.71%
Spain0.95%
Poland2%
Italy2%
Finland2%
Turkey3%
Netherlands3%
Portugal8%
Czech Republic13%
Hungary13%
Iceland13%
Denmark13%
Norway16%
Sweden28%
Slovak Republic30%
Korea57%
Japan61%

5. Business use of broadband (June 2011):

 Latest year
Korea (2009)98.6
Switzerland (2008)98.0
Australia (2009)96.6
Spain95.4
Iceland95.3
New Zealand94.7
Canada (2007)94.3
Finland (2009)93.9
France93.3
Sweden91.3
Netherlands90.9
Germany89.3
Turkey88.8
Belgium (2009)88.8
Luxembourg (2009)88.8
Estonia88.0
United Kingdom87.9
Slovenia87.8
Norway86.8
Ireland86.7
Denmark86.6
Czech Republic86.5
EU2785.4
Portugal84.7
Italy84.0
Austria81.7
Greece80.6
Japan79.7
Hungary79.4
Slovak Republic78.3
Poland69.0
Mexico (2008)51.6

6. Average advertised download speeds (September 2010):

 Average advertised broadband download speed, kbit/s
Mexico2 979
Chile8 875
Ireland9 644
Luxembourg13 184
Spain14 507
United States14 665
Israel15 872
Greece16 091
Turkey17 302
Germany17 303
Hungary20 087
Switzerland20 779
Canada20 821
New Zealand22 016
Estonia22 801
Poland23 821
Belgium24 891
Denmark25 771
Czech Republic26 317
United Kingdom26 624
Iceland27 051
Austria 29 157
Italy29 975
Finland30 674
Australia 32 401
OECD37 503
Netherlands39 595
Norway46 144
Slovak Republic48 000
Korea55 593
Slovenia61 771
France66 839
Japan80 612
Portugal84 096
Sweden85 612

7. Average caps in MB:

Hungary219125.00
Slovak Republic113888.89
Canada98444.44
Portugal86500.00
Australia 73434.78
Ireland58500.00
Iceland51791.67
Turkey48045.45
Belgium44428.57
New Zealand34857.14
United Kingdom34000.00
Spain11000.00
Luxembourg6666.67


The footnote in the data says "Advertised speeds are typically the theoretical maximum for the employed technologies. Users commonly have lower actual speeds. Also, often only parts of the country have been upgraded to the fastest speeds." It also points out that "New Zealand's download speeds are not typically advertised."

Plenty of spreadsheets to download and go over in the OECD web page... Most of the data about speeds and data caps are from 2010 though.

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