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Broadband speed in Norway increased to 26.3 Mbit/s

Staff Writer |
The median value of private broadband speed is 15.3 Mbit/s in Oppland and 15.5 Mbit/s in Hedmark. A typical broadband in Rogaland on the other hand is 42.8 Mbit/s.

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On a national level, the median broadband speed showed a modest growth, from 25.6 Mbit/s in the previous quarter to 26.3 Mbit/s in this quarter. The average transmission capacity is 43.0 Mbit/s, up from 40.2 Mbit/s in the previous quarter.

Oslo now has the highest average transmission capacity for private broadband subscriptions, with 53.0 Mbit/s. Rogaland is just behind, at 52.9 Mbit/s.

However, Rogaland still has the largest share of private broadband subscriptions at 32 Mbit/s or higher, with 63 percent. Finnmark has the lowest share of private broadband subscriptions at 32 Mbit/s or higher, with only 20 percent.

The average transmission capacity for fixed business broadband has increased to 24.5 from 22.9 Mbit/s in the previous quarter. At the same time, the median value increased to 13.0 Mbit/s compared to 12.0 in the previous quarter.

Business broadband subscriptions with a capacity of more than 32 Mbit/s total 18 percent. Among private broadband subscriptions, 40 percent have this capacity.

The number of private broadband subscriptions with fixed access in Norway, including Svalbard, was 1 929 000 at the end of the 2nd quarter of 2016. Compared to the same quarter last year, this is an increase of 61 000 subscriptions.

In total, the calculated broadband penetration rate in the 2nd quarter of 2016 is 83.2 percent, compared to 82.6 percent in the pervious quarter.

The figure for private broadband subscriptions per 100 households varies between 91 percent in the county of Oslo and 72 percent in the county of Finnmark.

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