Which Country Has the Most Internet Broadband Subscribers?

Fixed Broadband Internet Subscribers (mil), 2017 or latest
Telcos & Hi-Tech | May 17, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 174 countries in 2017, China ranked the highest in fixed broadband internet subscribers with 394 mil followed by USA and Japan. On the other end of the scale was South Sudan with < 0.001 mil, Guinea Bissau with < 0.001 mil and Dem. Republic of the Congo with 0.001 mil.

Total fixed broadband internet subscribers reached 1,025 mil in 2017 in the World according to World Bank. This is 10.6 % more than in the previous year and 65.9 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total fixed broadband internet subscribers reached an all time high of 1,025 mil in 2017 and an all time low of 1.03 mil in 1998. The average annual growth amounted to 46.7 % since 1998.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 38.5 % of fixed broadband internet subscribers in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 53.1 % share while the ten largest countries some 71.4 % in 2017.

Data for more countries are available at Fixed Broadband Internet Subscribers indicator page.

Fixed Broadband Internet Subscribers 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 13.1
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