Broadband access

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Broadband access refers to technologies that provide access to the Internet at download speeds of 256 kbit/s or greater. It includes both fixed broadband technologies and wireless broadband technologies. Fixed broadband technologies corresponds to DSL, cable modem, fiber-to-the-home and other fixed technologies (such as broadband over power-line and leased lines). Wireless broadband penetration technologies correspond to satellite, terrestrial fixed wireless, as well as terrestrial mobile wireless.

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Keywords:  telecommunication, communication, fixed, technology, wireless, information, wire, fibre, high-speed, cable, ICT, internet, connection, subscription

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Wireless mobile broadband subscriptions are mobile subscriptions that advertise data speeds of 256 kbit/s or greater. The subscription must allow access to the Internet via HTTP and must have been used to make a data connection via Internet Protocol (IP) in the previous three months. Standard SMS and MMS messaging do not count as an active Internet data connection even if they are delivered via IP. This indicator is measured in number of subscriptions per 100 inhabitants.

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Keywords:  data, pre-paid, wireless, mobile, broadband, http, network, internet, subscribers, wifi, post-paid, fees, plan, subscriptions
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