Broadband speed increased one third last year

The average capacity of private fixed broadband access increased 37 per cent last year. For business broadband the increase was 31 per cent. The number of fixed broadband connections has increased 4 per cent in the last year.

The number of private broadband subscriptions with fixed access in Norway, including Svalbard, was 1 716 000 at the end of the 4th quarter of 2012; an increase of 67 000 subscriptions in the last 12 months. Compared to the previous quarter, this is an increase of 15 000 subscriptions.

The number of business subscriptions is stable at around 136 000.

The average transmission capacity for fixed private broadband increased to 15.6 from 14.8 Mbit/s in the previous quarter. At the same time, the median value increased to 8.6 Mbit/s compared to 7.9 in the previous quarter. One year ago the average transmission capacity was 11.4 Mbit/s and the median value was 6.7 Mbit/s.

The average transmission capacity for fixed business broadband increased to 11.0 from 10.3 Mbit/s in the previous quarter. At the same time, the median value increased to 5.3Mbit/s compared to 4.9 in the previous quarter.

Private broadband subscriptions with a capacity of more than 8 Mbit/s total 51 per cent; an increase from 49 per cent in the previous quarter. Only 34 per cent of business broadband subscriptions have this capacity; an increase from 32 per cent in the previous quarter.

The broadband penetration rate in private households is 77 per cent, which is an increase from last year’s 75 per cent. The figure for private broadband subscriptions per 100 households varies between 84 per cent in the county of Osloand 63 per cent in the county of Finnmark.

Source: http://www.norwaypost.no/index.php/news/latest-news/28290-broadband-speed-increased-one-third-last-year

Posted On : 21 March,2013