Global Fixed Broadband - Key Statistics and Insights
Asia continues to represent a massive presence in the global broadband market in terms of fixed (and mobile broadband) services. North America and Europe also have high mobile and fixed broadband penetrations when compared at global level.
China is considered the global leader in terms of the number of fixed broadband subscribers, followed by the USA. South Korea offers the fastest average fixed broadband speeds worldwide.
Deployments based on Fibre-to-the-Premises will continue to gain momentum as many countries continue to develop their National Broadband Networks (NBNs) and in 2019 there were over 1 billion fixed broadband subscriptions globally.
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 and penetration. It includes analyses on the role of fibre technologies in the future; its role in supporting developments in the mobile industry and issues regarding IT security. The report also includes a brief case study on what of the leading countries, South Korea.
The demand for rich media and high-speed broadband services continues to grow.
South Korea is a global broadband leader.
In terms of broadband access technologies - FttX now accounts for the largest market share worldwide at the expense of DSL which is in decline.
Submarine infrastructure continues to be developed for international communications as it can carry more data and provide faster connection speeds than the other alternative, satellites. The emerging markets have become a key focus for new under-sea cable developments.
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