Denmark had most fixed broadband subscriptions: 0,44 per capita in 2018. The share was over 0,27 in all of the countries.
When comparing the penetration of dedicated mobile data subscriptions, Finland was well above the rest of the countries with 0,4 subscriptions per capita. Latvia had the second highest penetration at 0,33, followed by Denmark at 0,20.
When adding dedicated mobile broadband subscriptions to fixed broadband subscriptions, Finland had a penetration rate of 0,72 subscriptions per capita, followed by Denmark with 0,64 and Latvia with 0,60 subscriptions per capita.
The highest penetration rate for mobile voice and data subscriptions, 1,16 per capita, was found in Finland. Denmark had the second highest penetration rate at 1,15, followed by Sweden at 1,07.
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The share of fiber subscriptions of all fixed broadband subscriptions was highest in Lithuania at 74 percent followed by Latvia and Sweden, both with 67 percent in 2018.
Sweden was well above the other countries in terms of broadband subscriptions with speeds of 100 Mbps or more downstream. The Swedish penetration rate for 100 Mbps or more reached 0,29 subscriptions per capita, while the second highest penetration rate (0,24) was found in Iceland. The penetration rate continued to increase in all of the countries during 2018.
When combining fiber and cable subscriptions per capita, Sweden had the highest penetration rate, 0,33, followed by Norway with 0,32 and Denmark with 0,28 subscriptions per capita. The combined penetration rate for Cable and fiber was increasing in all countries, mostly due to growth in fiber subscriptions. Iceland has no cable networks.
Due to the increase in fiber subscription, there is a steady increase in broadband upload speeds.