Market Research Logo

Global - Broadband and FttP - Key Statistics and Insights

Attention: There is an updated edition available for this report.

Global - Broadband and FttP - Key Statistics and Insights

Many global leading organisations have now publicly acknowledged the enormous importance of well developed broadband infrastructure for a sustainable future in terms of the economy, society and environment. As a result, there is much government encouragement to now build and improve upon broadband infrastructure in many parts of the world. This is also leading to an increasingly competitive environment with the cable operators, incumbents, mobile operators and alternative players all vying for a slice of the market.

Contributing to global fixed broadband growth is also the increasing appetite for bandwidth which is led by the emerging markets of Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Fibre networks have become a key investment area and most international high-speed broadband network projects are now based around FttP.

Most of Scandinavia, the Netherlands, and many of the Arab oil states are now reaching FttP penetration levels of more than 50%. Even countries such as Estonia, Lithuania and Bulgaria are rolling out FttP at an ever-increasing speed. Unlike the US market, where cable internet access plays a prominent role in developing the fixed broadband market, DSL was the initial driving force behind fixed broadband growth in China, followed later by EPON fibre and now GPON fibre.

This report provides a valuable overview and analysis of the global broadband market, supported by key broadband statistics. The report identifies the leading broadband markets and provides important information surrounding global broadband subscribers, access technologies, speeds and pricing.

Latest developments:

In terms of broadband access technology FttX now accounts for the largest market share worldwide at the expense of DSL which is in decline.
FttX held only a 22% market share of global broadband access technologies in 2013 - and by 2016 this had increased to around 47%.
Global broadband prices are declining in many markets around the world, making it more affordable and more obtainable to the greater population.
South Korea is the most penetrated broadband market in the world, with over 39% population penetration.
South Korea also continues to offer some of the fastest speeds worldwide. Other countries demonstrating high speeds include: The Netherlands, Japan, Switzerland, Norway, Hong Kong, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden and Singapore.
The Broadband Commission found that there was recent evidence that disparities in revenues and CAPEX were beginning to arise between the various players in the broadband sector.

1. Synopsis
2. Market-led demand for FttP is picking up
2.1 FttP is the only long-term solution
2.2 Is building FttP cheaper than upgrading the HFC networks?
2.3 The winners will be those with the largest installed fibre base
2.3.1 Gigabit Cities
3. Mobile broadband: killer app for FttP
4. Positive outlook for investments in backbones
4.1 International IP wholesale market
4.1.1 Global submarine cable overview
4.2 Dark fibre - in a growth phase again
5. Global fixed broadband market summary and statistics
5.1 Broadband subscribers and penetration
5.2 Broadband access technologies
5.2.1 South Korea a global broadband leader
5.2.2 Stretching out the life of copper cables
5.3 Broadband pricing
5.4 Broadband speeds
5.5 Broadband revenue
5.5.1 Broadband CAPEX
6. Top 17 major fixed-line carriers worldwide by subscribers
7. Related reports
Table 1 Global Internet Bandwidth Growth by Tb/s 2010 2014; 2019
Table 2 Global - Internet users and annual change 2009 - 2016
Table 3 Global - fixed broadband subscribers and annual change 2005 - 2016
Table 4 Regional market shares of fixed broadband subscribers 2014; 2015
Table 5 Global - broadband market share by access technology 2013; 2016
Table 6 Global average broadband speed by mb/s 2012 - 2015
Table 7 - Top 10 countries by high broadband connectivity of above 10Mb/s 2014; 2015
Table 8 Top 27 countries by high broadband connectivity of above 10Mb/s 2015
Table 9 Global total broadband services revenue 2011 - 2018
Table 10 Major 17 fixed-line parent carriers by subscribers - 2014
Chart 1 Major 17 fixed-line carriers by subscribers - 2014

Download our eBook: How to Succeed Using Market Research

Learn how to effectively navigate the market research process to help guide your organization on the journey to success.

Download eBook

Share this report