Which Country Has the Most Broadband Connections?

Number of Fixed Broadband Internet Connections (mil), 2017 or latest
Telcos & Hi-Tech | December 31, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 171 countries in 2018, China ranked the highest in number of fixed broadband internet connections with 379 mil followed by USA and Japan. On the other end of the scale was Eritrea with < 0.001 mil, Guinea Bissau with < 0.001 mil and Dem. Republic of the Congo with 0.001 mil.

Total number of fixed broadband internet connections reached 1,075 mil in 2018 in the World according to World Bank. This is 6.53 % more than in the previous year and 61.8 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total number of fixed broadband internet connections reached an all time high of 1,075 mil in 2018 and an all time low of 1.03 mil in 1998. The average annual growth amounted to 44.2 % since 1998.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 35.2 % of number of fixed broadband internet connections in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 49.2 % share while the ten largest countries some 66.5 % in 2018.

Data for more countries are available at Number of Fixed Broadband Internet Connections indicator page.

Number of Fixed Broadband Internet Connections Unit 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Brazil mil ... ... ... 17.8 19.1 21.4 24.0 25.5
Canada mil ... ... ... 11.3 11.7 12.1 12.6 13.0
China mil ... ... ... 156 175 189 200 277
France mil ... ... ... 22.7 24.0 24.9 26.0 26.9
Germany mil ... ... ... 27.3 28.0 28.6 29.6 30.7
India mil ... ... ... 13.4 15.0 14.9 15.8 16.9
Italy mil ... ... ... 13.5 13.8 14.0 14.4 14.9
Japan mil ... ... ... 35.7 36.1 36.9 37.8 38.9
Mexico mil ... ... ... 11.6 13.1 12.7 13.0 14.8
Russia mil ... ... ... 17.6 20.9 23.7 25.0 26.9
South Korea mil ... ... ... 17.9 18.3 18.7 19.2 20.0
Spain mil ... ... ... 11.2 11.5 12.3 13.0 13.5
Turkey mil ... ... ... 7.59 7.87 8.89 8.87 9.50
USA mil ... ... ... 88.3 92.5 96.0 97.8 102
United Kingdom mil ... ... ... 20.6 21.7 23.0 23.7 24.7