The US passed Japan in wireless broadband penetration for the first time in Q4 2012. Among the G7 countries, the US had 89.8% wireless broadband penetration, Japan came in second at 85.4%, the UK at 71.8%, Italy at 52.2%, and France at 50.8%. The OECD average was 62.7% wireless penetration.
More than 700 million people subscribe to mobile broadband plans worldwide, according to a recent survey. The United States dropped from 7th to 8th place in wireless broadband penetration worldwide, passed by a surging Australia. Korea, Sweden and Australia top all countries in wireless broadband subscribers.
The United States jumped from 24th place to 7th place in wireless broadband penetration worldwide, according to a recent survey. Korea, Sweden and Finland top all countries in wireless broadband subscribers.