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Sweden and Denmark are leading Europe for households connecting to the Internet via broadband, according to the latest figures from Internet monitoring company NetValue.

Of the eight countries included in the survey, the UK is ranked seventh, with just 2.3 per cent of households (210,600) connecting to the Internet with a broadband connection in August. 1.7 per cent of UK households connected through cable, 0.5 per cent through ADSL and 0.1 per cent using satellite.

Norway leads for ISDN usage, with over half of all households (54.7 per cent) using ISDN, with Germany in second position.

Audio-video streaming usage

Spain leads for streaming usage, with France in second position. “Streaming” media means audio or video files that are viewed live, rather than having to download them onto a PC before playing them. These files could be songs, videos, news reports, sports coverage or any other audio or video content.

In terms of streaming using a high-speed connection, Sweden leads Europe, with one in four streamers connecting via broadband.

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About NetValue

NetValue, a global leader in Internet intelligence, delivers unprecedented insight into online user behaviour, e-business, Internet trends and activity, by incorporating its superior technology and pristine research methodology.

NetValue’s technology provides us with the unparalleled flexibility and scalability to customise our offerings and tailor our products to meet clients’ specific business needs. It delivers the greatest depth and breadth of protocol measurement, capturing all Internet protocol activity including: web, email, chat, audio, video, games, instant messaging etc.

Founded in France in 1998, NetValue has operations in the UK, France, Germany, Sweden, Spain, Italy, Denmark, Norway, US, Mexico, Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea and Taiwan. NetValue clients include AOL, Freeserve, BBC, Tesco, NatWest, Mastercard, Procter & Gamble, Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley Dean Witter.

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NetValue can supply broadband usage statistics on a regular basis upon request.

Press contacts

Jannie Cahill, Marketing Manager
Tel: 020 7479 5761

James Sherwood, Le Fevre Communications
Tel: 020 7563 6400

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