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Mobile broadband subscriptions in the OECD increased by 9.8% in 2016

Mobile broadband subscriptions increased by 9.8% in the OECD last year thanks to the development of smartphones and tablets, so that by the end of December there were An average of 99.3 lines per 100 inhabitants, according to figures released today.

Paris, July 7 (EFE) .- Mobile broadband subscriptions rose 9.8% in the OECD last year thanks to the development of smartphones and tablets, so that At the end of December there were an average of 99.3 lines per 100 inhabitants, according to figures released today.

There were 113 million new subscriptions in the 35 member countries, 11 by the end of 2016 had equipment rates above 100 per 100 inhabitants, two more than a year earlier, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development said in a statement.

They were Japan (152.4), Finland (146.9), Australia (128.8), United States (126.3), Denmark (123.2), Iceland (105.3), New Zealand (104.2) and Ireland (100.3).

Spain was in 15th place with 85.6 lines per 100 inhabitants, Chile in the 26th with Thirty-third with 60.9, just ahead of Greece (52.9) and Hungary (44.8).

Colombia, which is in the process of joining the OECD and 46.8 mobile broadband lines per 100 inhabitants.

In any case, the most pronounced progressions in percentage terms last year were in Slovenia, Chile, Portugal, Turkey and Mexico, with increases of between 22% and 12%.

As regards broadband fixed lines, the OECD as a whole increased by 4% in 2016 387 million, representing a penetration rate of 30.1 per 100 inhabitants.

The leading countries were Switzerland (50.1), Denmark (42.4), the Netherlands ( (41.4), Norway (40.5) and South Korea (40.4). With 15.9 fixed broadband subscriptions, Turkey with 13.4 and Mexico with 13.3. Turkey (9.33%), Mexico (9.15%), Portugal (7.64%), Australia (7.45%), Colombia (6.49%) and Greece (5.53%).

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