Broadband worldwide - some figures
www.dslforum.org has published figures showing the relative positions of countries around the world in the broadband marketplace. In terms of simple shares of the market place, the EU has the largest slice of the pie at 27%, with the rest of the pie divided up as follows: North America 25%, Asia-Pacific 23%, South and East Asia 19%, Latin America 3%, Other Europe 2% and Middle East/Africa 1%.
(Countries with over one million broadband connections only)
In terms of the raw number of subscribers the US wins with around 38.2 million subscribers, a great many of these are due to the prevalence of cable modem connections in the US. If you consider just DSL based connections, China is tops at 21,230,000 versus 15,929,322 for the USA and the UK increases to seventh place with 5,691,000 DSL connections.
The data used in the report by DSLForum.org was based on a report by Point Topic.