October 2, 2016
The Broadband Forum, who met in Brussels for the Broadband World Forum this week, has announced the results of their findings in regard to broadband’s spread across the globe.
And they have figures to show that the European market is the most utilised, with a third of all broadband users located in the continent.
This is the second year that Europe has topped the users list with 32% of worldwide broadband subscribers; that equates to 120 million users.
Statistics for the 12 months ending June 2016 show that top in terms of subscriber numbers are Germany.
The top ten European countries by broadband subscription are:
Across the world 380 million surf the web with a broadband connection; that’s 17% more than a year ago.
The US has more subscribers than any other country at 77 million, but it looks like they will not hold that title next year, with 6.6% growth and 76 million eager Chinese logging on via broadband.
Europe has no less than five of the world’s most broadband subscribed nations including the UK.
The hit parade of broadband nations:
21.5% more people now use cable to hook up than a year ago, and 25% more people use Telco fibre connections.
DSL now has a quarter of a billion users and is the most popular way to use broadband, owning 64% of subscribers.
WiMAX, WiFi and others are also playing a part, but are then often left behind when customers upgrade to higher speed DSL options.
Another big winner in the last year is ADSL2plus, up 62% possibly powered by its use in IPTV deployment.