Friday, June 24, 2005

Emerging markets lead broadband growth

Point-Topic reports (registration required) the number of broadband lines worldwide at 164m as of March 31. The US and China are still numbers 1 and 2. Highest growth was reported by Turkey (37%), followed by countries in Eastern Europe, Latin-America and Asia. Among the G7-nations, UK was number 1 growth area (17%) and France number 2 (14%).

Looking at DSL only (excluding cable modem), China is still number 1, US comes in at 2. However, calculating the number of DSL-lines per 100 phone lines paints a very different picture. South Korea heads the ranking at 28.9, Taiwan has 24.4. Neither the US nor China made it to the top 20. Germany is number 19 with a ratio of only 13.9.

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