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#1 Kent

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 06:04 PM

I've been doing some log analysis lately to see where in the world our users are. The picture attached is a graph of the top 15 countries, and the raw numbers are below.

There's a couple of surprises there for me, the main ones being how low S Korea and Japan are on the list, then again, they are both countries that use their own character sets, so maybe that has had an impact.

It is also (I think anyway) a testament to how great comms are in Northern Europe given that 3/4 of the Scandinavian nations are in the top 15 (with Finland coming in at number 16). Do also note that our second biggest users, the ever delightful Swedes, only have a population of about 9.5 million, as opposed to the US's 305 million. A bit of simple arithmetic (and I've belted this out roughly in my head just now, so feel free to flame me if I've messed it up) tells us that there are more than 10 times as many Plex users per head of population in Sweden than in the US - pretty amazing hey!

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Country Percentage
United States 26.1583
Sweden 8.7877
Germany 7.2908
Great Britain 7.0101
Spain 5.4654
Netherlands 5.4479
Canada 4.7265
France 3.4431
Norway 3.0918
Italy 2.7984
Australia 2.5022
Switzerland 2.1783
Denmark 2.1696
China 2.1553
Russian Federation 2.0892
Finland 1.5202
Austria 0.9995
Brazil 0.9622
Belgium 0.9579
Poland 0.6858
Hungary 0.5924
Greece 0.5742
Portugal 0.5437
Japan 0.5401
Ukraine 0.4316
Ireland 0.4023
New Zealand 0.4007
Mexico 0.3453
Israel 0.3421
Singapore 0.3314
Thailand 0.2811
Czech Republic 0.2538
Hong Kong 0.2368
Taiwan 0.2202
Slovenia 0.2055
South Korea 0.1996
Turkey 0.1988
Argentina 0.1837
Iceland 0.1829
Croatia 0.1802
Indonesia 0.1703
Romania 0.1683
Philippines 0.1532
United Arab Emirates 0.1489
Malaysia 0.1469
Lithuania 0.1445
Latvia 0.1334
Chile 0.1271
Vietnam 0.0974
Bulgaria 0.0946
Slovak Republic 0.0879
India 0.0859
Luxembourg 0.0828
Cayman Islands 0.0768
Faroe Islands 0.0717
Venezuela 0.0661
Belarus 0.0602
Cyprus 0.0523
Macedonia 0.0515
Malta 0.0503
South Africa 0.0491
Colombia 0.0463
Qatar 0.0436
Panama 0.0341
Puerto Rico 0.0341
Estonia 0.0309
Costa Rica 0.0301
Grenada 0.0297
Saudi Arabia 0.0285
Satellite access host 0.0281
Lebanon 0.0277
Aland islands 0.0273
Ecuador 0.0246
Jamaica 0.0238
Georgia 0.0230
Morocco 0.0226
Macau 0.0214
Dominican Republic 0.0214
Republic of Serbia 0.0202
Kuwait 0.0198
Pakistan 0.0166
Isle of Man 0.0166
Moldova 0.0162
Liechtenstein 0.0150
Bolivia 0.0147
Guatemala 0.0147
Afghanistan 0.0139
Peru 0.0139
Andorra 0.0131
Mozambique 0.0127
Kenya 0.0115
Algeria 0.0103
Iran 0.0095
Uruguay 0.0071
Azerbaidjan 0.0055
Barbados 0.0055
Greenland 0.0051
Bosnia-Herzegovina 0.0048
Brunei Darussalam 0.0048
Uzbekistan 0.0044
Bahrain 0.0040
Aruba 0.0040
El Salvador 0.0036
Kazakhstan 0.0036
Kyrgyzstan 0.0024
Mauritius 0.0024
Trinidad and Tobago 0.0024
Unknown 0.0020
Nepal 0.0020
Guernsey 0.0016
Egypt 0.0016
Unknown 0.0012
New Caledonia (French) 0.0008
Dominica 0.0008
Maldives 0.0008
Libya 0.0008
Polynesia (French) 0.0008
Cambodia 0.0008
Bahamas 0.0008
Netherlands Antilles 0.0008
San Marino 0.0008
Angola 0.0004
Nigeria 0.0004
Paraguay 0.0004
Sudan 0.0004
Ghana 0.0004
Antigua and Barbuda 0.0004
Guam (USA) 0.0004
Jersey 0.0004
Guadeloupe (French) 0.0004

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 06:15 PM

*go Sweden* =)

Thanks for these numbers Kent. This is fun data!

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 09:11 PM

Interesting, cheers. :)

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 10:40 PM

OK.. here's something you might also find interesting. I spent a while punching the world's populations into my spreadsheet and crunched some numbers.

The graph below shows you what the comparative userbase is in different countries when you take population size into account, I started by setting the US to 1000 users and letting everything else adjust in proportion and this is what came out.

Don't get confused by this... these aren't the actual numbers of users, just the equivalents if the US had 1000 users.

If your country isn't there, it isn't because you don't exist, it is just because either the population of your country is less than 1 million, or, there were too few users in your country to be statistically significant, so weird results were coming out.

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The numbers to create this graph are here:

Country US 1000 equiv
Sweden 11,106
Norway 7,520.9
Denmark 4,608.7
Netherlands 3,863.5
Finland 3,338
Switzerland 3,309.5
Canada 1,645.8
Austria 1,400.2
Spain 1,395.5
Australia 1,348.1
Great Britain 1,332.1
Slovenia 1,171.8
New Zealand 1,090
Belgium 1,044.1
Ireland 1,042.6
Germany 1,040.2
United States 1,000.0
Singapore 801.82
Latvia 691.48
Hungary 691.48
France 619.45
Portugal 598.70
Greece 596.87
Italy 545.22
Israel 541.97
Lithuania 505.06
Croatia 475.94
Hong Kong 395.54
United Arab Emirates 379.03
Czech Republic 283.7
Poland 210.6
Russian Federation 172.45
Taiwan 111.94
Ukraine 109.51
Romania 91.656
Chile 88.07
Malaysia 61.035
Brazil 58.959
Argentina 54.122
Thailand 51.926
Japan 49.546
South Korea 48.343
Mexico 36.882
Turkey 32.541
Philippines 19.454
China 18.863
Indonesia 8.6682

So, you can see that Sweden has 11 times the number of Plex users per head of population that the US does, whereas Indonesia has 1/125th of the number of users per head of population (8/1000).

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 07:31 AM

I'm really surprised with the U.S usage.

Isn't Mac market share at about 7/8% in the States at the moment?

With a worldwide figure of "less than 5.5%"?

http://www.macrumors...ips-in-1q-2009/


Taking that into account it makes the European showing even more impressive (unless Swedish Mac market share is unusually high!).

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 10:57 AM

Yeah.. I think it has more to do with with the prevalence and quality of broadband availability than Mac market share (although obviously the latter will have an impact).

It'd be interesting to see a similar graph of XBMC usage across the various platforms they support, and to put it side by side with this one.

Thetvdb's logs would also yield some pretty interesting numbers I suspect.

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 02:40 PM

The Mac vs. PC ratio in Sweden is actually slighly lower in Sweden compared to USA. We are somewhere between 3-5% (the last I heard at least).

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 04:01 PM

US 26,1583
EU 48,9629

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 04:06 PM

US 26,1583
EU 48,9629

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fpoil,

What are those numbers actually referring to?

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 04:09 PM

fpoil,

What are those numbers actually referring to?


The percentages, aggregated into EU as opposed to member countries, judging by the numbers ;) (comma being the equivalent of a period in Europe, not the thousands separator, of course)

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 04:22 PM

Ah, it was the commas that threw me.

One then needs to consider the relative populations to get an idea of relative saturations.

According to Wikipedia - EU 500 million (near enough), US 300 million (near enough)
-> US x 1.4 = EU

26 x 1.4 = 36.4

36 : 48

So, on a per capita basis, the EU has 1/3 more Plex users than our American cousins.

If one takes Scandinavia out of the European numbers, then it is not far off 1:1 with the US taking a slight edge.

Looking for somewhere to move :) ... I've always had a thing for Norway (truly beautiful country, particularly in the Summer).

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 04:25 PM

Looking for somewhere to move :) ... I've always had a thing for Norway (truly beautiful country, particularly in the Summer).


I love Oslo - I've spent a little time working out there for the Institute of Aviation Medicine, and Oslo is a fantastic city - summer or winter :)

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 03:16 PM

Incredibly cool stuff, Kent, thanks for computing and posting!

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 07:17 PM

Great work, Kent.
Fun to see that Scandinavians are so happy for Plex. Maybe it is because of the long winter, we need good media centers to get through it.

Shocked to see that the Swedes have the upper hand though, I guess it is because of the fine plug-in they made caused some media writing in Sweden. If someone is able to tame the NRK nett-tv and put it into Plex, the word will spread like wildfire around here and maybe we can compete with the Swedes to be be the most Plex loving people in the world.

Keep us updated.

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 07:38 PM

According to this http://en.wikipedia....broadband_users Norway actually has a higher percentage of the population connected than Sweden (29.8% vs 28.6%)... this surprised me as I would've thought infrastructure would be a lot harder to build in Norway (it isn't exactly a flat place!).

Subjectively from someone who bounces around a bit, are Swedish connections quicker on the whole?

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 09:49 PM

Subjectively from someone who bounces around a bit, are Swedish connections quicker on the whole?


Yepp,

Comparing "high" speed internet connections in hotels. Usually in Sweden you have at least 2-5mbit (more or less dedicated) while if you stay in hotels in other parts of the world (Asia, Americas, Africa) you should be happy if you get 1mbit "high" speed internet.. ;)

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Posted 25 April 2009 - 11:48 AM

Subjectively from someone who bounces around a bit, are Swedish connections quicker on the whole?


Don't know about Norway, but according to a report from the swedish Post and Telecom Agency (PTS), it looks like this:

84% (of the population) use the internet
74% have an active (wired) internet connection in their home
98.3% have have some form of wired broadband available
97.9% have xDSL available
37.3% have coaxial internet access available (cable TV network)
34.8% have fiber connections available

"Broadband" (in the report) is defined as a connection which has (or can be upgraded to) at least 2 Mbit/s or better downstream.

The poulation of Sweden is ~ 9.2 million.

I have a 100 Mbit/s (both ways) fiber to my house which costs me ~$US36 a month.

http://www.pts.se/sv...--PTS-ER-20098/ [In Swedish]

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 01:43 PM

Nice to see The Netherlands high in the charts, given that's a very small country (the smallest?) compared to the others. About time you guys also release some nice Plug-ins for the dutch users ;)
like uitzendinggemist or rtlgemist, where you can watch programs from dutch tv.




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