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    54 Fascinating Broadband Statistics For 2024

    Brightlio has curated a comprehensive list of recent broadband statistics you should know in 2024. Here, you’ll find hand-picked stats about:

    • The Global Broadband Industry.
    • Internet Growth Statistics by Region, including Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America.

    Interested? Let’s dive in!

    Global Broadband Statistics

    The global broadband industry has experienced tremendous growth over the last decade. Here, we explore some vital stats about the current market scene. 

    1. The global broadband internet services market is forecasted to reach $404.65 billion in 2023, with a CAGR of 3.9%. This value is a significant increase from the industry’s valuation of $389.62 billion in 2022. (ReportLinker)
    2. In 2023, the global wireless internet service market is expected to grow to $704.47 billion at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.6%. This new value significantly increased from the market’s previous valuation of $654.86 billion in 2022. (ReportLinker)
    3. As of July 2022, global internet users grew to over 5 billion people. (Statista)
    4. Mobile phones account for over 60% of the world’s internet traffic. Despite these figures, 65.6% of internet users will still use a computer or tablet when connecting to the internet. (Datareportal)
    5. In 2027, the global wireless internet market is expected to amass a value of $921.97 billion at a CAGR of 7%. (ReportLinker)
    6. 45.4% of global rural communities and 78.3% of urban societies have access to the internet. (Datareportal)
    7. In 2027, the broadband internet services market will experience a CAGR of 3.8%, reaching a value of $470.49 billion. (ReportLinker)
    8. In 2023, fixed-broadband speeds are expected to reach an average of 110.4 Mbps. (Cisco)
    9. In terms of revenue, the fiber optics industry dominated the market. It accounted for 34% of the global broadband market in 2022. (Grandview Research)
    10. The global fiber optics industry was valued at $8.76 billion in 2022. The industry is projected to experience a CAGR of 6.9% between 2023 and 2030. (Grandview Research)
    11. In 2022, multi-mode fiber optics dominated the fiber optics market with a revenue share of 53.6%. (Grandview Research)
    12. In terms of application, the telecom industry dominated the broadband market with a revenue share of 41.7%. (Grandview Research)
    13. In 2022, the business end-user segment captured over 43% of the global broadband revenue. (Grandview Research)
    14. Over 92% of global internet users use a mobile phone to access online services. (Datareportal)
    15. In 2023, global internet users are expected to spend around 12 trillion hours using internet-connected devices. (Datareportal)
    16. Global 5G subscriptions are projected to reach a volume of 4.8 billion by the end of 2026. (Statista)
    17. By the end of 2030, 5G connection is expected to have an economic impact of $227 billion on the manufacturing industry. (Statista)
    18. 61.6% of the global female population uses the internet. For males, only 67.2% have internet access. (Datareportal)
    19. Individual internet users are expected to spend an average of 6 Hours and 37 Minutes daily on the internet. (Datareportal)
    20. The total number of global mobile broadband connections is 7.41 billion. (Datareportal)
    21. In September 2022, Norway, United Arab Emirates, and Qatar were the top three countries with the fastest mobile internet speeds. Average internet speeds were 126.94 Mbps, 126.85 Mbps, and 124.29 Mbps, respectively. (Statista)
    22. In 2023, global cellular connection speeds are anticipated to reach an average speed of 13.2 Mbps. (Cisco)
    23. In 2021, the global fixed broadband rate per 100 inhabitants was 16.7. (Statista)
    24. In January 2023, the global internet penetration rate was 64.4%. (Statista)
    25. In August 2022, Google Chrome held around 65.35% of internet browsing, making it the largest in the industry. (Statista)
    26. Apple’s Safari comes in second, with an internet browsing market share of 19.6%. (Statista)
    27. Mobile WiFi speeds are expected to triple by the end of this year, reaching an average high of 92 Mbps. (Cisco)
    28. In 2023, the countries with the highest global internet penetration rates are the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Denmark, and Ireland. (Statista)

    Broadband Statistics by Region


    1. As early as 2021, the African continent had a fixed broadband rate of 0.6 per 100 inhabitants. (Statista)
    2. In 2023, Southern Africa will have the highest internet penetration rate at 70.6%. Northern Africa closely follows it at 65.7%, Western Africa at 48%, and Middle Africa at 27.9%. (Statista)
    3. With a rate of 23.1%, Eastern Africa has the lowest global internet penetration rate. (Statista)
    4. Zimbabwe has 5.4 million internet users with an internet penetration rate of 34.8%. This accounts for a 2.1% increase between 2022 and 2023. (Datareportal)
    5. In 2023, Zimbabwe is projected to have a mobile connection speed of 10.88 Mbps via cellular networks. The country is expected to have a median fixed internet connection speed of 8.52 Mbps. (Datareportal)
    6. Zambia has approximately 4.3 million internet users at the start of 2023, with an internet penetration rate of about 21.2%. (Datareportal)
    7. In Zambia, the median mobile internet connection speed via cellular networks is around 15.14 Mbps, and the median fixed internet connection speed is around 8.66 Mbps. (Datareportal)
    8. In July 2022, the African continent had 652 million internet users. (Statista

    Asia and the Pacific

    1. Asia has approximately 2.9 billion internet users, making it the continent with the most significant number of internet users. (Statista)
    2. In 2021, the continent had the third highest internet penetration volume, with a rate of 16.7 per 100 inhabitants. (Statista)
    3. By July 2022, East Asia had an internet penetration rate of 74.3%. (Statista)
    4. As of February 2022, China and India had the largest number of internet users at one billion and 658 million, respectively. (Statista)
    5. In 2023, South-eastern Asia has the highest internet penetration rates at 75.6%. This is followed closely by Western Asia at 75.3%, Eastern Asia at 74.3%, Central Asia at 72.5%, and Southern Asia at 47.4%. (Statista


    1. By July 2022, Europe had the world’s second-largest number of internet users at 750 million. (Statista)
    2. In 2021, Europe had the most extensive global internet penetration rate at 34.7 per 100 inhabitants. (Statista)
    3. Northern Europe ranks first in the region with an internet penetration rate. 97% of the population has access to the internet. (Statista)
    4. Western Europe ranked second on the global internet penetration scale, with 93.5% of the population using the internet. (Statista)
    5. In 2021, the European continent had the highest rate of mobile broadband subscriptions, with 105.3 subscribers per 100 inhabitants. (Statista)
    6. In July 2022, Chile, Singapore, and Thailand were the top three countries with the fastest average broadband internet speed. Average internet speeds were 212.98 Mbps, 211.36 Mbps, and 189.14 Mbps, respectively. (Statista)
    7. At 97.4%, Northern Europe has the highest internet penetration rate in the region. Other parts include Western Europe at 93.5%, Southern Europe at 88.4%, and Eastern Europe at 86.9%. (Statista)

    The Americas

    1. In 2021, the Americas had an internet penetration rate of 23.4 per 100 inhabitants. (Statista)
    2. In 2022, U.S. users experienced average fixed broadband speeds of 159.31 Mbps, making it the 7th country for the fastest average fixed broadband internet speed. (Statista)
    3. In July 2022, North America had 211 million internet users, while Latin America had 543 million. (Statista)
    4. North America had the highest internet penetration rates in the region at 92%. Other areas include Southern America at 80.6% and Central America at 74.9%. (Statista)


    1. In 2021, the continent experienced an internet penetration rate of 20.3 per 100 inhabitants. (Statista)
    2. In July 2022, the continent had 31 million internet users. (Statista)

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