Which Country Has the Most Internet Broadband Subscribers?

Fixed Broadband Internet Subscribers (mil), 2019
Telcos & Hi-Tech | December 30, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 175 countries in 2019, China ranked the highest in fixed broadband internet subscribers with 449 mil followed by USA and Japan. On the other end of the scale was Chad with < 0.001 mil, South Sudan with < 0.001 mil and Central African Republic with < 0.001 mil.

Total fixed broadband internet subscribers reached 1,134 mil in 2019 in the World according to World Bank. This is 5.52 % less than in the previous year and 61.4 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total fixed broadband internet subscribers reached an all time high of 1,134 mil in 2019 and an all time low of 1.03 mil in 1998. The average annual growth amounted to 41.6 % since 1998.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 41.8 % of fixed broadband internet subscribers in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 56.2 % share while the ten largest countries some 74.7 % in 2019.

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

Fixed Broadband Internet Subscribers Unit 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Brazil mil 21.4 24.0 25.5 26.8 28.9
Canada mil 12.1 12.6 13.1 13.4 13.9
China mil ... 189 200 277 323 394
France mil 24.9 26.0 26.9 27.7 28.4
Germany mil ... 28.6 29.6 30.7 32.0 33.2
India mil ... ... 14.9 15.8 16.9 18.7 17.9
Italy mil ... 14.0 14.4 14.9 15.6 16.6
Japan mil 36.9 37.8 38.9 39.8 40.5
Mexico mil ... 12.7 13.0 14.8 16.1 17.2
Russia mil ... ... ... 23.7 25.0 26.9 27.5 31.1
South Korea mil 18.7 19.2 20.0 20.6 21.2
Spain mil ... 12.3 13.0 13.5 14.1 14.7
USA mil 96.0 97.8 102 106 111
United Kingdom mil ... 23.0 23.7 24.7 25.4 26.1
Vietnam mil ... ... ... 5.15 6.00 7.66 9.09 11.3