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The UK is a world leader in terms of wireless broadband usage in the home, a new study has revealed.

According to a report from Strategy Analytics, the 73.3 per cent home Wi-Fi network penetration achieved in Britain is eclipsed only in South Korea.

The south-east Asian nation - which has a fully fibre-based broadband infrastructure, and the world's fastest average download speeds - currently has an 80.3 per cent Wi-Fi penetration rate.

But the UK is performing better in terms of private Wi-Fi coverage than the likes of Germany, France, Japan, Canada, Italy, the US, Spain and Australia.

This means many broadband consumers have flexibility to access the web from a variety of devices in rooms throughout their homes.

Jia Wu, Senior Analyst at Strategy Analytics, said developed broadband markets are currently the leading countries in terms of Wi-Fi household penetration.

"However, because of its population size, China already has the highest number of Wi-Fi households in the world, followed by USA and Japan," he noted.

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