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Broadband internet subscribers, in thousands, 2020 - Country rankings:

The average for 2020 based on 192 countries was 7059 thousand subscribers.The highest value was in China: 483550 thousand subscribers and the lowest value was in Chad: 0 thousand subscribers. The indicator is available from 1998 to 2020. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: thousand subscribers; Source: The International Telecommunication Union
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Countries Internet subscribers, 2020 Global rank Available data
China 483550 1 2000 - 2020
Euro area 132642 2 2000 - 2020
USA 121176 3 1998 - 2020
Japan 44001 4 1998 - 2020
Brazil 36345 5 1998 - 2020
Germany 36215 6 2000 - 2020
Russia 33893 7 2002 - 2020
France 30627 8 1998 - 2020
UK 27330 9 2000 - 2020
India 22950 10 2001 - 2020
South Korea 22327 11 1998 - 2020
Mexico 21936 12 2000 - 2020
Italy 18129 13 2000 - 2020
Turkey 16735 14 2001 - 2020
Vietnam 16699 15 2002 - 2020
Spain 16189 16 2000 - 2020
Canada 15826 17 1998 - 2020
Indonesia 11722 18 2000 - 2020
Thailand 11478 19 2001 - 2020
Bangladesh 10053 20 2007 - 2020
Argentina 9572 21 2001 - 2020
Iran 9564 22 2000 - 2020
Egypt 9349 23 2002 - 2020
Australia 9100 24 2001 - 2020
Poland 8369 25 2001 - 2020
Philippines 7937 26 2001 - 2020
Saudi Arabia 7890 27 2001 - 2020
Ukraine 7769 28 2005 - 2020
Colombia 7765 29 2000 - 2020
Netherlands 7525 30 1998 - 2020
Iraq 6254 31 2006 - 2020
Romania 5685 32 2001 - 2020
Uzbekistan 4820 33 2003 - 2020
Belgium 4734 34 1998 - 2020
Greece 4257 35 2003 - 2020
Sweden 4180 36 2000 - 2020
Portugal 4161 37 1999 - 2020
Switzerland 4028 38 2000 - 2020
Czechia 3845 39 2000 - 2020
Algeria 3790 40 2003 - 2020
Chile 3764 41 2000 - 2020
Malaysia 3359 42 2001 - 2020
Hungary 3265 43 2000 - 2020
Belarus 3256 44 2002 - 2020
UA Emirates 3245 45 1999 - 2020
Peru 3044 46 1999 - 2020
Hong Kong 2886 47 1998 - 2020
Kazakhstan 2620 48 2003 - 2020
Austria 2606 49 1999 - 2020
Israel 2602 50 2001 - 2020
Denmark 2590 51 2000 - 2020
Venezuela 2562 52 2000 - 2020
Pakistan 2523 53 2005 - 2020
Norway 2388 54 2000 - 2020
Ecuador 2371 55 2001 - 2020
Bulgaria 2115 56 2004 - 2020
Morocco 2102 57 2002 - 2020
Azerbaijan 1995 58 2002 - 2020
Finland 1846 59 2000 - 2020
Sri Lanka 1782 60 2001 - 2020
New Zealand 1765 61 2000 - 2020
Serbia 1730 62 2005 - 2020
Slovakia 1702 63 2002 - 2020
Syria 1549 64 2004 - 2020
Ireland 1516 65 2002 - 2020
Singapore 1510 66 1998 - 2020
Tunisia 1334 67 2002 - 2020
South Africa 1303 68 2002 - 2020
Nepal 1270 69 2006 - 2020
Tanzania 1136 70 2005 - 2020
Uruguay 1064 71 2004 - 2020
Domin. Rep. 1032 72 2003 - 2020
Croatia 1031 73 2003 - 2020
Costa Rica 993 74 2002 - 2020
Georgia 972 75 2001 - 2020
Bolivia 932 76 2002 - 2020
Lithuania 797 77 2001 - 2020
Bosnia & Herz. 770 78 2000 - 2020
Cameroon 723 79 2005 - 2020
Moldova 719 80 2001 - 2020
Burma 689 81 2005 - 2020
Kenya 674 82 2005 - 2020
Puerto Rico 671 83 2001 - 2020
Slovenia 652 84 2001 - 2020
Jordan 631 85 2001 - 2020
Guatemala 612 86 2005 - 2020
El Salvador 586 87 2003 - 2020
Panama 562 88 2001 - 2020
Paraguay 562 89 2000 - 2020
Albania 509 90 2005 - 2020
Oman 509 91 2002 - 2020
Latvia 491 92 2000 - 2020
North Macedonia 476 93 2005 - 2020
Lebanon 432 94 2002 - 2020
Armenia 430 95 2001 - 2020
Estonia 416 96 2001 - 2020
Honduras 397 97 2010 - 2020
Yemen 391 98 2005 - 2020
Jamaica 386 99 2001 - 2020
Palestine 377 100 2004 - 2020
Tr.&Tobago 377 101 2002 - 2020
Cyprus 332 102 2001 - 2020
Libya 332 103 2008 - 2020
Mauritius 323 104 2002 - 2020
Mongolia 307 105 2001 - 2020
Qatar 296 106 2002 - 2020
Nicaragua 290 107 2000 - 2020
Kyrgyzstan 289 108 2002 - 2020
Botswana 260 109 2005 - 2020
Ivory Coast 260 110 2003 - 2020
Mali 244 111 2006 - 2020
Luxembourg 235 112 2001 - 2020
Cambodia 234 113 2002 - 2020
Angola 231 114 2006 - 2020
Malta 213 115 2000 - 2020
Ethiopia 212 116 2003 - 2020
Macao 208 117 2000 - 2020
Zimbabwe 203 118 2001 - 2020
Montenegro 184 119 2005 - 2020
Senegal 154 120 2002 - 2020
Bahrain 149 121 2001 - 2020
Iceland 142 122 1999 - 2020
Barbados 128 123 2003 - 2020
Laos 128 124 2003 - 2020
Somalia 119 125 2012 - 2020
Guyana 95 126 2005 - 2020
Suriname 92 127 2002 - 2020
Bahamas 83 128 2001 - 2020
Zambia 82 129 2000 - 2020
Ghana 78 130 2004 - 2020
Kuwait 74 131 2001 - 2020
Brunei 71 132 2001 - 2020
Namibia 71 133 2005 - 2020
Mozambique 70 134 2006 - 2020
Nigeria 65 135 2005 - 2020
Maldives 64 136 2002 - 2020
Uganda 59 137 2005 - 2020
N. Caledonia 55 138 2001 - 2020
Togo 53 139 2007 - 2020
Gabon 45 140 2003 - 2020
Andorra 37 141 2002 - 2020
Belize 36 142 2003 - 2020
Seychelles 35 143 2004 - 2020
Saint Lucia 33 144 2003 - 2020
Grenada 32 145 2002 - 2020
Madagascar 32 146 2006 - 2020
DR Congo 31 147 2010 - 2020
Haiti 31 148 2012 - 2020
Benin 30 149 2002 - 2020
Sudan 29 150 2004 - 2020
Afghanistan 27 151 2004 - 2020
Cape Verde 25 152 2004 - 2020
Djibouti 25 153 2000 - 2020
St. Vincent & ... 25 154 2001 - 2020
Bermuda 23 155 2005 - 2020
Fiji 23 156 2005 - 2020
Gibraltar 21 157 2009 - 2020
Monaco 21 158 2000 - 2020
Papua N.G. 21 159 2008 - 2020
Aruba 19 160 2003 - 2020
Faroe Isl. 18 161 2001 - 2020
Liechtenstein 18 162 2002 - 2020
Mauritania 18 163 2005 - 2020
Rwanda 18 164 2004 - 2020
Dominica 16 165 2000 - 2020
Burkina Faso 14 166 2002 - 2020
Liberia 13 167 2008 - 2020
Malawi 12 168 2003 - 2020
Niger 12 169 2004 - 2020
Swaziland 12 170 2008 - 2020
San Marino 11 171 2003 - 2020
Turkmenistan 10 172 2008 - 2020
Ant.& Barb. 8 173 2004 - 2020
Micronesia 6 174 2003 - 2020
Tajikistan 6 175 2003 - 2020
Eritrea 5 176 2008 - 2020
Gambia 5 177 2004 - 2020
Lesotho 5 178 2004 - 2020
Tonga 5 179 2002 - 2020
Burundi 4 180 2008 - 2020
Bhutan 3 181 2008 - 2020
S.T.&Principe 3 182 2006 - 2020
Vanuatu 3 183 2003 - 2020
G.-Bissau 2 184 2010 - 2020
Samoa 2 185 2004 - 2020
Comoros 1 186 2004 - 2020
Eq. Guinea 1 187 2005 - 2020
Guinea 1 188 2010 - 2020
R. of Congo 1 189 2009 - 2020
Solomon Isl. 1 190 2004 - 2020
Chad 0 191 2009 - 2020
Kiribati 0 192 2005 - 2020


Economic outlook

Definition: Fixed broadband subscriptions refers to fixed subscriptions to high-speed access to the public Internet (a TCP/IP connection), at downstream speeds equal to, or greater than, 256 kbit/s. This includes cable modem, DSL, fiber-to-the-home/building, other fixed (wired)-broadband subscriptions, satellite broadband and terrestrial fixed wireless broadband. This total is measured irrespective of the method of payment. It excludes subscriptions that have access to data communications (including the Internet) via mobile-cellular networks. It should include fixed WiMAX and any other fixed wireless technologies. It includes both residential subscriptions and subscriptions for organizations.
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