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World Broadband Statistics
Tuesday 10 April 2007 15:48:46 by Andrew Ferguson

Point-Topic.com has published a document detailing various world broadband statistics. We have reproduced a large table showing the growth in the numbers of DSL and non-DSL technologies in thirty countries. Two countries, Japan and South Korea, clearly buck the trend with the number of DSL based connections decreasing, this is largely due to the continued roll-out of Metro Ethernet and Fibre To The Home services.

Broadband subscribers (in 000's) in major countries (Top 30)
Country DSL subscribers Non-DSL subscribers Total broadband subscribers
Q405 Q406 Growth Q405 Q406 Growth Q405 Q406 Growth
China 26,359 37,120 40.8% 11,145 14,779 32.6% 37,504 51,899 38.4%
India 639 1,819 184.8% 210 326 55.4% 849 2,146 152.8%
USA 20,442 25,677 25.6% 25,667 31,652 23.3% 46,110 57,330 24.3%
Brazil 3,287 4,390 33.6% 751 1,456 93.8% 4,039 5,846 44.8%
Russia 510 1,026 101.2% 1,260 2,078 64.9% 1,770 3,104 75.4%
Japan 14,480 14,310 -1.2% 8,167 11,785 44.3% 22,647 26,095 15.2%
Mexico 1,606 2,725 69.7% 694 898 29.4% 2,301 3,624 57.5%
Germany 10,400 14,100 35.6% 306 560 82.7% 10,706 14,880 39.0%
Turkey 1,541 2,935 90.4% 30 30 0.0% 1,571 2,965 88.7%
France 9,391 13,276 41.4% 567 707 24.8% 9,958 13,983 40.4%
UK 7,183 10,034 39.7% 2,645 3,082 16.5% 9,828 13,116 33.5%
Italy 6,631 8,398 26.7% 346 428 23.7% 6,977 8,826 26.5%
South Korea 6,529 5,488 -15.9% 5,670 8,554 50.9% 12,199 14,042 15.1%
Spain 3,876 5,268 35.9% 976 1,458 49.5% 4,852 6,726 38.6%
Argentina 529 1,040 96.5% 307 523 70.1% 836 1,563 86.8%
Poland 1,217 1,835 50.7% 396 643 62.4% 1,613 2,478 53.6%
Canada 3,345 3,839 14.8% 3,509 4,036 15.0% 6,854 7,876 14.9%
Taiwan 3,653 3,851 5.4% 550 630 14.6% 4,203 4,481 6.6%
Australia 2,137 3,139 46.9% 603 762 26.3% 2,741 3,901 42.3%
Netherlands 2,460 2,957 20.2% 1,556 1,927 23.9% 4,016 4,884 21.6%
Portugal 704 946 34.3% 510 543 6.4% 1,215 1,489 22.6%
Belgium 1,277 1,485 16.3% 699 810 16.0% 1,976 2,296 16.2%
Sweden 1,271 1,502 18.2% 689 764 11.0% 1,960 2,266 15.6%
Austria 684 872 27.5% 509 564 10.7% 1,194 1,436 20.3%
Switzerland 1,098 1,368 24.6% 571 682 19.6% 1,669 2,050 22.9%
Israel 800 900 12.5% 400 500 25.0% 1,200 1,400 17.7%
Hong Kong 908 985 8.5% 810 830 2.4% 1,718 1,815 6.6%
Denmark 831 1,050 26.3% 531 689 29.7% 1,363 1,739 27.6%
Finland 1,045 1,232 18.0% 157 195 24.3% 1,202 1,427 18.8%
Norway 825 1,003 21.5% 178 216 21.6% 1,003 1,219 21.5%
Table ordered by size of countries population.

The table does not break down the non-DSL technologies to show how many are down to FTTx (Fibre To The Kerb or Fibre To The Home) technologies. We do have some indication of the popularity of the various technologies in the worlds various regions.

Region DSL Cable Modem FTTx Other
Asia-Pacific 16% 16% 39%
Eastern Europe 3% 4% 7%
Latin America 5% 5% 0%
Middle East Asia 3% 1% 0%
North America 16% 54% 4%
South East Asia 22% 2% 47%
Western Europe 35% 18% 3%
Worldwide 66% 22% 11% 1%

Fibre technologies commonly called FTTx are continuing to out-perform both DSL and cable modem services in terms of growth, and the technology remains the current pinnacle of broadband for consumers. The report defines a broadband service as one where the connection connects at 256Kbps (Kilo bits per second) or faster.

Comments

Posted by CARPETBURN over 9 years ago
A much better table IMO then some of the Ofcom ones that have previously been on the site news. This one breaks things down a bit more country by country. Still not a perfect chart (yes i know there is no such thing) but much better then some ive seen. An interesting read thanks :).
Posted by yank over 9 years ago
The US figures are probably fudged, even though they do not show favourable anyway. Considering the US recently announced the 300 millionth citizen, pretty poor coverage. Whilst the UK moaned about the BT monopoly, at least it forced advancement of broadband. Here the telecos and cable do it in the profitable residential areas only. There are vast areas who will never get broadband at an affordable rate unless the US Gov wakes up - oh, but then that is against market forces......
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