Asia dominates world broadband growth

Asia, and China in particular, are driving world broadband growth.
 
The latest Point Topic research shows that Asia is now home to nearly 40% of the world's 444.3 million broadband subscribers, the Broadband Forum said
 
The Asian broadband market grew 18% over the past year, with China contributing two-thirds of the growth in subscribers, the forum said.
 
The Chinese market also accounted for 28% of the world's growth over the past 12 months.
 
“This year has shown that broadband expansion is not limited to the top industrialized countries, but is a key factor in assisting developing nations to gain a foothold in today’s tough market,” Broadband Forum chairman George Dobrowski said.
 
China continues to lead the world in broadband subscribers, reaching 93.5 million by the end of the quarter.
 
Japan took third place with 31.1 million lines, and was the only nation in the top 10 to show increased subscriber growth quarter-on-quarter over the last year.         
 
 
Top 10 broadband countries
China
93,549,000
USA
86,227,582
Japan
31,085,500
Germany
24,086,250
France
18,324,300
UK
17,838,200
South Korea
15,876,992
Italy
12,855,463
Brazil
10,469,755
Canada
9,618,107
 
 

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