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Over 100% Wireless Broadband Coverage in South Korea

By July 23, 2012February 28th, 2023Blog

South Korea is the first country to go over 100% wireless coverage, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Worldwide, the OECD shows that subscriptions to wireless Internet have been growing on an average of 13% every six or so months. The total number of broadband subscriptions now totals 667 million. Last year in June, there were only 590 million total subscribers.

South Korea now has an average of 100.6 subscriptions per 100 inhabitants of the country. The OECD data doesn’t necessarily mean there are more subscriptions than people: mobile phone & high-speed Internet subscriptions were both included in the study. There are nearly 48 subscriptions per 100 for mobile Internet alone in South Korea, and 53.1 high-speed Internet users per 100.

The OECD is comprised of 34 different countries, including the US, Japan, and South Korea. The average number of subscriptions per 100 users tends to hover around 54, while the US is at 76. South Korea is just barely ahead of Sweden – 98 to every 100 – which are followed by Finland with 82.4 per 100. At the bottom of the scales were Turkey, Hungary, and Mexico, which were all below 13 per 100.



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Jason J. Manteiga, Vice President of Olmec Systems, has been part of the company for over the past 20 years. He believes that having a great work environment and supportive team, is the ultimate key to success. Since being in the IT realm for over 25 years, Jason, along with Olmec Systems, has been on the Inc. 5000 “List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies” and Channel Futures MSP 501 “Top Managed Service Providers in North America,” along with other awards and nominations. Jason earned his Bachelor Degree in Information Systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also holds certifications in Microsoft MCSE, VMWare VCP, and Cisco CCNA. In his spare time, Jason is a contributor for The Center for Social & Legal Research (Privacy Exchange) and a member of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. His hobbies include cycling and kayaking. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife, two daughters and son.