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2008 Global Broadband Market - Demand for Faster Networks

This annual report offers a wealth of information on the worldwide development of the broadband sector. Information at a regional level is also provided for the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. The report includes analyses, statistics, forecasts and trends. It provides a comprehensive insight into the progress of broadband and examines the key issues and opportunities. Subjects covered include:

  • High level analyses of the broadband market and its importance as essential infrastructure;
  • Broadband statistics including current and historical subscribers, regional subscribers and penetration;
  • Average broadband costs and speeds;
  • Internet usage and penetration statistics;
  • Broadband statistics by country;
  • Analysis of broadband trends and infrastructure;
  • Cable modem infrastructure including statistics;
  • DSL infrastructure including statistics;
  • FTTx infrastructure including statistics;
  • BPL infrastructure including statistics;
  • Satellite broadband infrastructure including statistics;
  • Regional information including statistics. Researchers: Paul Budde, Lawrence Baker, Lucia Bibolini, Peter Evans, Phil Harpur, Kay Harris, Lisa Hulme-Jones, Paul Kwon, Henry Lancaster, Peter Lange, Kylie Wansink.
Current publication date: April 2008 (8th Edition) Next publication date: April 2009


1. Global Broadband Market 2008
1.1 Broadband market analysis
1.1.1 Broadband fastest growing technology
1.1.2 Broadband trends 2008
1.1.3 Wireless broadband
1.1.4 Telcos must deliver large-scale broadband services
1.1.5 Market analysis
1.1.6 Users in the driver’s seat
1.2 High level overview
1.2.1 Broadband doesn’t equal high-speed Internet
1.2.2 The many aspects of broadband infrastructure
1.2.3 Cities to take charge
1.2.4 National or local infrastructure
1.2.5 The pointless technology debates


2. Broadband Statistics And Forecasts
2.1 Broadband statistical overview
2.1.1 2007 - 2008 broadband statistics and forecasts
2.1.2 Broadband subscribers by access technology
2.1.3 Broadband pricing
2.1.4 Broadband speeds
2.1.5 Broadband revenues
2.2 Internet statistics overview
2.2.1 Internet usage and penetration statistics
2.2.2 Internet traffic and bandwidth overview
2.2.3 Language statistics
2.2.4 Time spent online
2.3 Broadband statistics by country
2.3.1 Internet users
2.3.2 Internet user penetration
2.3.3 Broadband subscribers
2.3.4 Broadband subscriber penetration
2.3.5 Broadband technologies


3. Infrastructure Analyses & Trends
3.1 Broadband infrastructure trends and developments
3.1.1 Introduction
3.1.2 Boom and bust cycle in local access
3.1.3 Electricity and broadband - a comparison
3.1.4 The costs of infrastructure
3.1.5 Network trends
3.1.6 Voice over Broadband (VoBB)
3.1.7 Brief regional overview 2007/2008


4. Infrastructure Overview
4.1 Cable modem infrastructure
4.1.1 Introduction
4.1.2 DOCSIS
4.1.3 Regional cable overview
4.1.4 Cable market statistics
4.2 xDSL infrastructure
4.2.1 Technical infrastructure
4.2.2 The DSL market
4.2.3 The VDSL market
4.2.4 Competition in the local loop
4.3 FTTx infrastructure
4.3.1 Global overview
4.3.2 Fttx market statistics
4.3.3 Regulating fibre: a global issue
4.3.4 FttH drivers
4.3.5 FttH business models
4.4 BPL infrastructure
4.4.1 Introduction
4.4.2 BPL market overview 2007/2008
4.4.3 BPL forecasts
4.4.4 BPL SWOT analysis
4.4.5 Selecting the right business model
4.4.6 Utilities as telcos
4.4.7 Third broadband network into the home
4.4.8 Full circle for utilities telecoms - Analysis
4.4.9 Other developments
4.4.10 Analysing telecoms and the electricity utilities
4.5 Broadband satellite
4.5.1 Introduction
4.5.2 Market overview
4.5.3 Mobile Satellite Services (MSS)
4.5.4 Satellite broadband
4.5.5 IPStar - a brief case study
4.5.6 Geostationary, LEO, MEO and HEO satellites
4.5.7 Direct Broadcasting Services (DBS)
4.5.8 Co-ordination and regulation


5. Regional Overviews
5.1 North America
5.2 Latin America
5.2.1 Overview
5.2.2 Cable modems
5.2.3 Asynchronous Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
5.2.4 Wireless broadband
5.2.5 Broadband Powerline (BPL)
5.3 Europe
5.3.1 Western Europe
5.3.2 Eastern Europe
5.4 Africa/Middle East
5.4.1 Africa
5.4.2 Middle East
5.5 Asia
5.5.1 Overview
5.5.2 Singapore
5.5.3 India
5.5.4 Malaysia
5.5.5 Japan
5.5.6 Hong Kong
5.5.7 China
5.5.8 South Korea
5.5.9 Taiwan
5.6 Pacific region
5.6.1 Australia
5.6.2 New Zealand
5.6.3 South Pacific


6. Glossary of Abbreviations


List of Tables
Table 1 - South Korea broadband Internet subscriber growth and penetration - 1998 - 2007
Table 2 - Take-up time to reach 10 million customers in mass market
Table 3 - Forecasting broadband costs over a 10-year period
Table 4 - Residential Broadband (BB) growth predictions - next ten years
Table 5 - Worldwide broadband subscribers - 2003 - 2008
Table 6 - Regional share of broadband subscribers including net additions - Q3 2007
Table 7 - Broadband access among Internet households - selected countries - 2002 - 2008
Table 8 - Broadband penetration - top 5 OECD countries - mid-2007
Table 9 - Select OECD countries’ broadband penetration - 2001; 2006 - 2007
Table 10 - Broadband subscribers - top 10 OECD countries - mid-2007
Table 11 - Worldwide broadband market share by access technology - 2006 - 2007
Table 12 - OECD broadband market share by access technology - mid-2007
Table 13 - OECD countries with cheapest broadband price per Mb/s - June 2007
Table 14 - Average broadband cost for 100kb/s - selected countries worldwide - 2006
Table 15 - Fastest average broadband download speeds - top 4 OECD countries - mid-2007
Table 16 - Average broadband speeds - 36 selected countries - 2007
Table 17 - Number of countries with broadband speeds of more than 256kb/s - 2002 - 2007
Table 18 - Average broadband speeds by technology - OECD - October 2007
Table 19 - Why the average home will soon require 50Mb/s
Table 20 - Total fixed broadband revenues worldwide - 2006; 2010
Table 21 - Telecommunications services revenue share by product - 2010; 2015
Table 22 - Worldwide Internet users - 1990 - 2007
Table 23 - Worldwide Internet users and penetration by region - 2007
Table 24 - Top ten ranking by country for Internet users - June 2007
Table 25 - Top 15 countries by Internet usage and growth - 2006 - 2007
Table 26 - Regional Internet users, growth and penetration - March 2006
Table 27 - Households with access to a home computer and the Internet - selected countries - 2005
Table 28 - Internet users by top languages - 2002; 2005; 2007
Table 29 - Top online activities - 2005; 2007
Table 30 - Country comparison of monthly at-home Internet usage - 2006 - 2007
Table 31 - Top 5 countries - time spent online - March 2006
Table 32 - Top 28 Internet user countries - 2002 - 2006
Table 33 - Internet users in Africa by country - 2002 - 2006
Table 34 - Internet users in the Americas by country - 2002 - 2006
Table 35 - Internet users in Asia by country - 2002 - 2006
Table 36 - Internet users in Europe by country - 2002 - 2006
Table 37 - Internet users in the Middle East by country - 2002 - 2006
Table 38 - Internet users in Oceania by country - 2002 - 2006
Table 39 - Top 28 countries for Internet user penetration - 2002 - 2006
Table 40 - Internet user penetration in Africa by country - 2002 - 2006
Table 41 - Internet user penetration in the Americas by country - 2002 - 2006
Table 42 - Internet user penetration in Asia by country - 2002 - 2006
Table 43 - Internet user penetration in Europe by country - 2002 - 2006
Table 44 - Internet user penetration in the Middle East by country - 2002 - 2006
Table 45 - Internet user penetration in Oceania by country - 2002 - 2006
Table 46 - Top 33 broadband subscriber countries - 2002 - 2006
Table 47 - Broadband subscribers in Africa by country - 2002 - 2006
Table 48 - Broadband subscribers in the Americas by country - 2002 - 2006
Table 49 - Broadband subscribers in Asia by country - 2002 - 2006
Table 50 - Broadband subscribers in Europe by country - 2002 - 2006
Table 51 - Broadband subscribers in the Middle East by country - 2002 - 2006
Table 52 - Broadband subscribers in Oceania by country - 2002 - 2006
Table 53 - Top 34 countries for broadband subscriber penetration - 2002 - 2006
Table 54 - Broadband subscriber penetration in Africa by country - 2004 - 2006
Table 55 - Broadband subscriber penetration in the Americas by country - 2002 - 2006
Table 56 - Broadband subscriber penetration in Asia by country - 2002 - 2006
Table 57 - Broadband subscriber penetration in Europe by country - 2002 - 2006
Table 58 - Broadband subscriber penetration in the Middle East by country - 2002 - 2006
Table 59 - Broadband subscriber penetration in Oceania by country - 2002 - 2006
Table 60 - Major broadband technologies in the Americas by country - 2006
Table 61 - Major broadband technologies in Asia by country - 2006
Table 62 - Major broadband technologies in Europe by country - 2006
Table 63 - Major broadband technologies in Oceania by country - 2006
Table 64 - Global telecoms capital expenditure - 2006; 2010; 2015
Table 65 - Worldwide VoBB subscribers - 2005 - 2008; 2011
Table 66 - Worldwide households connected to digital TV by delivery system - 2011
Table 67 - Triple play households in Europe - 2005; 2010; 2015
Table 68 - US cable industry infrastructure expenditures - 2000 - 2007
Table 69 - US cable VoIP subscribers and annual change - 2003 - 2007
Table 70 - Worldwide cable telephony subscribers - 2005 - 2006; 2009
Table 71 - Worldwide cable telephony services revenue - 2006 - 2007
Table 72 - Worldwide cable modem subscribers - 2003 - 2007
Table 73 - Worldwide cable subscriber market share versus other access technologies - 2006; 2007
Table 74 - Cable subscriber market share versus other broadband access technologies - OECD countries - 2006 - 2007
Table 75 - Cable TV households worldwide versus TV households - 2005 - 2007
Table 76 - Cable TV households - top 3 countries - 2006
Table 77 - DSL market share compared to other access technologies worldwide - 2006 - 2007
Table 78 - DSL market share versus access technologies - OECD - mid-2007
Table 79 - Worldwide DSL subscribers - 2000 - 2008; 2011
Table 80 - Top 10 countries by DSL subscribers - mid 2007
Table 81 - FttH connections - Europe, Japan, USA - early 2008
Table 82 - Worldwide Fttx share of broadband market - 2004; 2006 - 2007
Table 83 - Fttx market share by region - Q3 2007
Table 84 - Worldwide spending on fibre optic cables - 2006; 2010
Table 85 - US residential BPL subscribers - 2008 - 2009; 2011
Table 86 - BPL networking equipment unit sales worldwide - 2006 - 2007
Table 87 - Worldwide satellite revenue - 2005 - 2008
Table 88 - Number of satellites launched worldwide - 2006 - 2007
Table 89 - Commercial satellites launched - 1996 - 2007
Table 90 - Wholesale revenues for MSS operators with satellites in orbit - 2005 - 2007
Table 91 - US satellite broadband households - 2011
Table 92 - Satellite broadband market share versus other access technologies - 2006 - 2007
Table 93 - Broadband subscribers, annual change and penetration rates - 2001 - 2007
Table 94 - Broadband subscriber ratios by technology - 2001 - 2007
Table 95 - Broadband subscribers and penetration - major Latin American countries - 2006 - 2007
Table 96 - Broadband subscriber ratios by technology - major Latin American countries - 2007
Table 97 - Cable modem subscribers, annual change and penetration rates - 2001 - 2007
Table 98 - Cable modem lines and penetration - major Latin American countries - 2006 - 2007
Table 99 - DSL subscribers, annual change and penetration rates - 2001 - 2007
Table 100 - DSL subscribers and penetration - major Latin American countries - 2006 - 2007
Table 101 - Fibre penetration of homes passed, select European countries - 2007
Table 102 - Fibre homes passed, select Western European countries - 2007
Table 103 - IP traffic growth, Western and Central Eastern Europe - 2005 - 2011
Table 104 - European annual bandwidth growth - 2002 - 2008
Table 105 - Telefónica O2 Czech Republic ADSL subscribers - 2003 - 2007
Table 106 - Magyar Telekom and total ADSL subscribers - 2001 - 2007
Table 107 - TPSA ADSL subscribers - 2003 - 2007
Table 108 - Slovak Telekom ADSL subscribers and annual change - 2005 - 2006
Table 109 - Slovenia household ADSL penetration - 2002 - 2006
Table 110 - Fixed lines, Internet & ADSL subscribers in Morocco, penetration rates - 2004 - 2007
Table 111 - Telkom South Africa ADSL and other Internet subscribers - 2003 - 2007
Table 112 - Distribution of ADSL subscribers by speed, Morocco - 2005 - 2007
Table 113 - Broadband subscribers and annual change in leading Asian markets - 2006 - 2007
Table 114 - DSL market subscriber overview in Asia - September 2007
Table 115 - Singapore broadband subscribers - 1999 - 2008
Table 116 - India - broadband subscribers - 2001 - 2008
Table 117 - Malaysia broadband subscribers - 2002 - 2008
Table 118 - Japan - broadband subscribers - 2000 - 2007
Table 119 - Hong Kong broadband subscribers - 2000 - 2007
Table 120 - China broadband subscribers - 2000 - 2007
Table 121 - South Korea broadband Internet subscribers and penetration - 1998 - 2007
Table 122 - Taiwan broadband subscribers, penetration & proportion of Internet subscribers - 2000 - 2007
Table 123 - Australian broadband subscribers - total market - retail values - 2002 - 2008
Table 124 - Australian broadband subscribers - total market - annual growth - retail values - 2003 - 2008
Table 125 - Australian broadband subscribers - market shares - retail values - 2003 - 2008
Table 126 - Australia - ADSL2+ subscribers by provider - 2006 - 2007
Table 127 - Australia - number of ADSL2+-enabled DSLAMs by major provider - 2007
Table 128 - New Zealand broadband subscribers by major provider - wireless & fixed-line access - 2005 - 2007
Table 129 - Broadband subscribers in the South Pacific by island - 2003 - 2007
Table 130 - Broadband subscriber penetration in the South Pacific by island - 2003 - 2007


List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1 - Examples of Web 2.0 developments
Exhibit 2 - Key starting-points for local broadbanding
Exhibit 3 - Key broadbanding steps
Exhibit 4 - Residential Broadband (BB) growth predictions through to 2015
Exhibit 5 - Key telecommunications revenue trends - period to 2015
Exhibit 6 - Devices supported by types of broadband
Exhibit 7 - Properties of DSL versions
Exhibit 8 - VDSL technology
Exhibit 9 - Selected VDSL2 developments worldwide - 2008
Exhibit 10 - Residential Broadband (BB) growth predictions - next ten years
Exhibit 11 - Key BPL applications
Exhibit 12 - Major global fixed satellite service operators - 2008
Exhibit 13 - Satellite dish problems
Exhibit 14 - African countries with ADSL services - 2007
Exhibit 15 - African countries with WCDMA-based 3G mobile services - 2007
Exhibit 16 - South Pacific Islands - broadband availability by access type - 2007 - 2008

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