NZ among the world’s countries with the fastest internet

The share of high-speed fibre in fixed broadband Internet connections in OECD countries has risen to 25%, up from 12% eight years ago, according to an update to the OECD's broadband portal, with New Zealand punching well above its weight.

The latest data shows big differences between countries, however, with the share of fibre in total broadband ranging from above 70% in Korea, Japan and Lithuania to below 10% in Greece, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Israel, Austria, Germany, Italy and Ireland. The highest growth in fibre over the past year has been seen in Ireland, Belgium and Australia with fibre subscriptions up 218%, 71% and 70% respectively.

New Zealand remains above the OECD average with the share of fibre in total broadband sitting at 37%.

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