The amount of fiber Internet subscriptions rose 12.7 percent in the countries comprise the business for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the Paris-based group said Thursday.
Just under 49 million fiber Internet connections existed along the 34 countries, using the data. That represented about 15 percent coming from all fixed Internet lines, playing with several nations the percentage of fiber internet connections is quite a bit higher.
Japan and South Korea lead those with fiber penetration of more than 60 percent. Sweden, Estonia and Slovakia rounded out of the top five with penetration within the 30 percent range. The other nations with above average fiber penetration were Norway, Iceland, Slovenia, Denmark, the Czech Republic and Portugal. Hungary was ranked just slightly below the average.
Penetration rates while in the remaining countries, including the U.S., U.K., France and Germany, are under ten percent.
While fiber internet continued to realize on rival technologies, it remained half as common as cable Internet, which taken into account 31 percent of all fixed online connections.
Both technologies continued to trail DSL, which taken into account just over 50 % of all fixed Internet lines.The OECD said there was clearly 327 million fixed Internet connections rolling around in its member states in the end of 2012.
Within the wireless Internet front, broadband connections rose 14 percent in 2012 and conventional cellular phone connections dominated. They landed 662 million lines, or 85 percent on the estimated 781 million high speed broadband connections in OECD countries right at the end of 2012. Most of the remaining were dedicated mobile terminals, including 3G modems. Satellite and terrestrial wireless systems taken into account below 1 percent.
Four countries — Finland, Sweden, Australia and South Korea — had mobile broadband penetration rates above one subscription per person.
The OECD includes most major European nations, the U.S., Canada, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and Chile.