Fixed Broadband Subscriber Rates Soar in Asia Pacific

  • Infonetics Research
CAMPBELL, CA - China is at the forefront of the huge growth in fixed broadband subscriber rates in Asia Pacific, according to market research firm Infonetics Research in excerpts from its new "Broadband Subscriber Database by Provider" report, which contains demographic and subscriber data of more than 130 global wireline broadband providers.

"We're seeing phenomenal growth in fixed broadband subscribers in Asia Pacific, particularly China, where China Telecom and China Unicom continue to add both DSL and FTTH subscribers at a phenomenal pace. Meanwhile, Latin America continues to see moderate growth in both cable and DSL subscribers," reports Jeff Heynen, principal analyst for broadband access and pay TV at Infonetics Research.

Heynen continues: "FTTH subscribers in Europe are now showing signs of solid growth, with Swisscom, Free, and Telefonica among a handful of operators moving forward with FTTH."

Broadband Subscriber Database Highlights

  • The top six wireline broadband providers by subscriber are, in rank order, China Telecom, China Unicom, Comcast, NTT Group, Deutsche Telekom, and AT&T.

  • Fixed broadband subscribers in China totaled 183 million in the third quarter of 2013, up 37 percent in two years.

  • In the Middle East, wireline broadband subscribers grew more than threefold in the same period.

  • China Telecom, NTT Group, and Verizon are the leading providers of FTTH services

  • Comcast and Time Warner Cable are the two largest cable broadband operators by subscribers in the world, and the merged companies will tout over 31 million subscribers.


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