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UK adds around 940,000 broadband users in last quarter
Friday 30 December 2005 15:45:00 by Andrew Ferguson

It seems the UK is the top of one broadband league. If you rank European countries based on the number of broadband subscribers the UK comes out top with 9.8 million lines, France has 9.7 million and Germany is in third place with 8.4 million (source: Guardian Online).

This is the first time that the UK has held the top position on the number of subscribers, though outside of Europe other countries like South Korea do have more users. The Asia-Pacific region has around 41% of all broadband lines, and the Americas 28%. At the end of the third quarter of 2005, there was a total of 190.3 million broadband lines around the world, with 37.9 million of them being added during 2005. These figures along with other statistics on broadband around the world can be found at There is a comparison chart of the UK DSL growth versus that of France, the difference between LLU DSL in France and the UK is very telling. Though with the number of large players getting ready for large LLU deployment, we may see the magic one million LLU lines happening in 2006.


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