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Internet usage in the Nordics - Statistics & Facts

The Nordic region has been among the leading countries by internet penetration rate. As of January 2020, Iceland was among the first ranked countries worldwide, with an internet penetration of 99 percent. Denmark and Norway were also among the global leaders in the ranking with a 98 percent penetration rate. The share of Norwegian households with internet access increased annually over the years. The corresponding figures for other Nordic countries followed a similar trend and as of 2019, all of them had an internet penetration rate of 93 percent or higher.

The term “broadband internet” is used for a type of access that is always on and faster than the traditional dial-up access. The Nordic countries had a high broadband penetration rate as well. Furthermore, more than half of Norway had broadband coverage of 100/100 Mbit/s in 2019. Mobile broadband subscriptions equaled close to 1.6 million in Sweden in 2019, which was, in fact, a decrease compared to earlier years. Fixed-line broadband xDSLinternet decreased in terms of penetration rate in recent years in Sweden.

The use of internet has turned into a daily must and the majority of Danes were going online on a daily basis in 2019. What activities was the internet most commonly used for? In Norway, for example, over 90 percent of the survey respondents had used it for emails and banking. Among other popular online activities and services were e-commerce, booking accommodation, making appointments, as well as entertainment. Selling goods over the internet was practiced more and amore among Finns, whereas the share of Swedes doing so decreased slightly in 2019 compared to 2018. Nevertheless, the internet is expected to continue growing in the Nordics.

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Internet usage in the Nordics - Statistics & Facts

The Nordic region has been among the leading countries by internet penetration rate. As of January 2020, Iceland was among the first ranked countries worldwide, with an internet penetration of 99 percent. Denmark and Norway were also among the global leaders in the ranking with a 98 percent penetration rate. The share of Norwegian households with internet access increased annually over the years. The corresponding figures for other Nordic countries followed a similar trend and as of 2019, all of them had an internet penetration rate of 93 percent or higher.

The term “broadband internet” is used for a type of access that is always on and faster than the traditional dial-up access. The Nordic countries had a high broadband penetration rate as well. Furthermore, more than half of Norway had broadband coverage of 100/100 Mbit/s in 2019. Mobile broadband subscriptions equaled close to 1.6 million in Sweden in 2019, which was, in fact, a decrease compared to earlier years. Fixed-line broadband xDSLinternet decreased in terms of penetration rate in recent years in Sweden.

The use of internet has turned into a daily must and the majority of Danes were going online on a daily basis in 2019. What activities was the internet most commonly used for? In Norway, for example, over 90 percent of the survey respondents had used it for emails and banking. Among other popular online activities and services were e-commerce, booking accommodation, making appointments, as well as entertainment. Selling goods over the internet was practiced more and amore among Finns, whereas the share of Swedes doing so decreased slightly in 2019 compared to 2018. Nevertheless, the internet is expected to continue growing in the Nordics.

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