Seventy-seven percent of Israeli households accessed the internet via broadband in 2008, compared to 95% of South Korean households, a report recently published by analyst firm Strategy Analytics revealed.
This number puts Israel in the seventh place out of 58 leading countries worldwide.
South Korea ranked first, followed by Singapore with 88% penetration rate.
Five of the top 10 scorers in the Strategy Analytics rankings are Asian countries, a fact which the firm said underlies the rapid broadband growth in the region.
In the report, “Global Broadband Forecast: 1H’2009,” Strategy Analytics predicted that the subscriber base in the Asia Pacific Region will grow on average by a further 15% a year between 2009 and 2013.
The United States only came 20 in the ranking, with 60% penetration. According to the report, 2009 doesn’t look much better for the US. Strategy Analytics estimates that the US will fall to 23rd place worldwide this year.