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Fixed broadband subscriptions


China is the top country by fixed broadband subscriptions in the world. As of 2016, fixed broadband subscriptions in China was 322 million that accounts for 35.09 % of the world's fixed broadband subscriptions. The top 5 countries (others are the United States of America, Japan, Germany, and France) account for 57.47 % of it. The world's total fixed broadband subscriptions was estimated at 919 million in 2016.

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What is fixed broadband subscriptions?

Total fixed (wired) broadband Internet subscriptions refers to 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 can include for example cable modem, DSL, fibre-to-the-home/building and other fixed (wired) broadband subscriptions. 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. If countries use a different definition of broadband, this should be indicated in a note. It should exclude technologies listed under wireless broadband category.