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Global Broadband Users To Top 536m By 2011
By: MarkJ - 31 July, 2007 (1:34 PM)

Research from Strategy Analytics estimates that worldwide broadband subscriptions will exceed 536 million by 2011, with xDSL (ADSL etc.) representing over 50% of the market.

Fiber (FTTx) and WiMax are also predicted to be among the fastest growing access technologies in the next 5 years:

"Ambitious fiber rollouts in the US by Verizon and AT&T, and in Europe by French operator Free, will bring overall FTT(x) subscriptions to 64 million by 2011," says Ben Piper, Director of the Strategy Analytics Broadband Network Strategies Service.

Broadband Service revenues will surpass $150 billion in 2011, with Europe, Asia Pacific and North America leading the way. This represents a 13% CAGR (2007-2011). Broadband ARPUs will remain stable on a worldwide level.

"Service providers cannot afford to stand still with current access technologies," according to David Mercer, Vice-President of the Strategy Analytics Digital Consumer Practice. "Fiber-to-the-home will eventually provide the ultimate broadband experience for many users, including high definition TV and lightning-fast interactive web-based services".

The forecast covers 41 countries across Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, North America, Central and Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Middle East & Northern Africa.

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