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Global Fixed Broadband Market - Trends, Statistics and Progress


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Global Fixed Broadband Market - Trends, Statistics and Progress

Fibre access technologies finally capture dominant market share

Recently there was an important development for the broadband sector with the market share of fibre infrastructure lines finally overtaking DSL technologies as the largest on a global level.

The fixed broadband network is the infrastructure needed to meet the needs, both economic and societal, of the developed markets. In fact in many of these markets, wireless broadband and FttP are developing in a complementary and harmonious way. For the foreseeable future a significant part of regional and rural areas will have to rely on wireless broadband.

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. Despite this recognition, there are still citizens of the undeveloped world who do not have regular access to the Internet.

It is the countries where civil stability has taken a stronghold that we will see the most progress towards building sufficient ICT infrastructure – and it will be these same countries where we will see poverty decrease further. However countries without a stable society will not see any of that progress among the majority of their people. They lack the conditions and institutions that would allow for ICT and other developments to occur and create long-lasting change.

In the developing markets, mobile broadband will be the only way to advance telecoms developments in markets which have little or no fixed infrastructure in place. These networks will not only be used for telecoms – but even more importantly, for economic and social applications such e-commerce, m-payments, e-health, e-education and e-government.

This growing penetration of fibre infrastructure will eventually lead to huge advancements in important sectors such as e-health. In countries with a clear policy for an advanced broadband infrastructure, such as a National Broadband Network, BuddeComm sees e-health emerging to allow us to enjoy advancements in medical technology at more affordable costs. On truly high-speed broadband networks, e-health is rapidly shaping up as one of the key killer apps.

Key developments:

FttX held only a 22% market share of global broadband access technologies in 2013, but by 2016 this had increased to around 47% at the expense of DSL which is in decline.
In 2015 a study by the ITU found that only 43% of the world’s population had regular access to the Internet.
By mid 2015 there were 148 countries which had a national broadband network plan or strategy in place.
Fibre networks have become a key investment area and most international high-speed broadband network projects are now based around FttP.
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.


  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE - IMPACT ON THE ECONOMY AND PROGRESS OF NBNS
    • BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE AND THE ECONOMY
      • Economic prosperity depends on digital productivity
      • ICT industry has the driver's seat
      • Transformation requires open ICT infrastructure
      • Brief insights into ICT infrastructure developments
      • Comprehensive infrastructure policies are needed
      • Collaborative trans-sector policies
      • Case Study - Australia
      • Conclusion
    • GLOBAL PROGRESS TOWARDS NATIONAL BROADBAND NETWORKS
      • Why National broadband Networks are so important
        • Table Global - fixed broadband subscribers and annual change - 2005 - 2016
        • Table Regional - market share of fixed broadband subscribers - 2014; 2015
      • The many aspects of broadband infrastructure
      • Is ICT the panacea for global development?
      • IoT and M2M require broadband
      • Technology critical consideration
      • National Broadband Network Company
      • Wireless broadband
      • Other quick-win areas
      • Trans-sector government
      • National broadband; leadership required
      • Countries with broadband policies
        • Table Countries with existing national broadband policies - mid 2015
      • National broadband network examples
  • BROADBAND AND INTERNET GOVERNANCE
    • NET NEUTRALITY AND INTERNET GOVERNANCE:AKEY ISSUE
      • Complex societies depend on ICT infrastructure
      • The Internet and the economy - in statistics
      • Control of the internet
        • Table Global - Internet users and annual change - 2009 - 2016
      • Case study - USA and Network neutrality
      • The two sides of Net Neutrality
      • E-security
      • Cybercrime
      • Security developments
        • Table Global IT security spending - 2011 - 2016
      • Be prepared with robust national infrastructure
      • Conclusion - infrastructure essential for the digital economy
  • GLOBAL BROADBAND STATISTICS AND TRENDS
    • GLOBAL BROADBAND MARKET: OVERVIEW AND STATISTICS
      • Market-led demand for FttP is picking up
      • Mobile broadband: killer app for FttP
      • Positive outlook for investments in backbones
        • Table Global Internet Bandwidth Growth by Tb/s - 2010 - 2014; 2019
      • Global fixed broadband market summary and statistics
        • Table Global - Internet users and annual change - 2009 - 2016
        • Table Global - fixed broadband subscribers and annual change - 2005 - 2016
        • Table Regional - market shares of fixed broadband subscribers - 2014; 2015
        • Table Global - broadband market share by access technology - 2013; 2016
        • Table Global - average broadband speed by mb/s - 2012 - 2015
        • Table Top 10 countries by high broadband connectivity of above 10Mb/s - 2014; 2015
        • Table Top 27 countries by high broadband connectivity of above 10Mb/s - 2015
        • Table Global - total broadband services revenue - 2011 - 2018
      • Top 17 major fixed-line carriers worldwide by subscribers
        • Table Major 17 fixed-line parent carriers by subscribers - 2014
  • REGIONAL OVERVIEWS
    • NORTH AMERICA
      • Overview
      • Broadband statistics
        • Table USA - Broadband (fixed and fixed wireless) subscribers and penetration - 2000 - 2016
        • Table USA - Top 10 cable MSOs' subscribers - 2010; 2012 - 2015
        • Table USA - Broadband subscribers for major cable providers - 2008 - 2015
        • Table USA - Broadband subscribers for major telco providers - 2008 - 2015
      • FttP
        • Table USA - FttP homes passed and connected - 2001 - 2015
    • LATIN AMERICA
      • Overview
        • Table LAC - fixed broadband subscribers and penetration - 2006 - 2016
        • Table LAC countries - fixed broadband subscribers - 2016
        • Table LAC countries - fixed broadband penetration 2 - 2016
      • Argentina
      • Broadband statistics
        • Table Argentina - broadband market share by provider - 2003 - 2015
        • Table Argentina -fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rates - 2001 - 2016
        • Table Argentina - Cable modem subscribers and penetration rates - 2001 - 2016
        • Table Argentina - DSL subscribers and penetration rates - 2001 - 2016
        • Table Argentina - DSL subscribers by main operator - 2003 - 2015
      • Brazil
        • Table Regions and states of Brazil
        • Table Brazil - Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration - 2001 - 2016
        • Table Brazil - Internet access market share by platform - 2005 - 2015
        • Table Brazil - Broadband operators' market share - 2003 - 2016
        • Table Brazil - Fixed broadband connections by speed - 2014 - 2016
        • Table Brazil - Average broadband access speed (download) - 2007 - 2015
        • Table Brazil - Cable modem subscribers and penetration - 2001 - 2016
        • Table Brazil - DSL subscribers and penetration - 2001 - 2016
        • Table Brazil - broadband subscribers by key operator- 2001 - 2016
        • Table Brazil - Fibre broadband subscribers - 2014 - 2016
      • Colombia
        • Table Colombia - Broadband subscribers by access speed - 2013 - 2015
        • Table Colombia - Internet subscribers (fixed and mobile) and penetration - 2012 - 2015
        • Table Colombia - Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration rates - 2002 - 2016
        • Table Colombia - Broadband technologies - market share - 2003 - 2015
        • Table Colombia - Major broadband operators - market share- 2011 - 2015
        • Table Colombia - Broadband subscribers by major operator - 2012 - 2015
        • Table Colombia - Cable modem subscribers and penetration rates - 2003 - 2016
        • Table Colombia - DSL subscribers and penetration rates - 2003 - 2016
        • Table Colombia - Fibre broadband subscribers - 2012 - 2016
      • Mexico
        • Table Mexico - Proportion of residential broadband accesses by platform - 2013 - 2015
        • Table Mexico - Fixed-line broadband subscribers - 2003 - 2016
        • Table Mexico - Market share of broadband subscribers by operator - 2014 - 2015
        • Table Mexico - Cable modem broadband subscribers - 2001 - 2016
        • Table Megacable cable modem subscribers - 2001 - 2015
        • Table Mexico - Cable broadband subscribers by operator- 2002 - 2015
        • Table Mexico - DSL broadband subscribers - 2001 - 2016
        • Table Mexico FttP broadband subscribers - 2013 - 2016
    • EUROPE
      • Introduction and statistical overview
        • Table Europe - share of broadband connections by speed - 2011 - 2015
      • Ireland
        • Table Ireland - Broadband penetration by technology - 2006 - 2015
        • Table Ireland - Total internet subscribers - 2005 - 2016
        • Table Ireland - Total fixed-line broadband subscribers - 2012 - 2016
        • Table Ireland - Retail broadband revenue - 2014 - 2016
        • Table Ireland - Total broadband subscribers by access type - 2002 - 2015
        • Table Ireland - Total broadband penetration - 2003 - 2016
        • Table Ireland - Share of broadband subscribers by platform - 2007 - 2015
        • Table Ireland - Market share of fixed broadband subscriptions by operator - 2010 - 2015
        • Table Ireland - Residential market share of broadband access speed - 2012 - 2015
        • Table Ireland - Total market share of broadband access speed - 2013 - 2015
      • Estonia
        • Table Estonia - Active fixed-broadband lines and penetration rate - 2004 - 2016
        • Table Estonia - Dial-up internet subscribers - 2011 - 2016
      • Portugal
        • Table Portugal - Proportion of broadband subscribers by access type - 2007 - 2015
        • Table Portugal - Fixed broadband subscribers by type - 2000 - 2015
        • Table Portugal - Broadband subscriber annual change year-on-year - 2002 - 2015
        • Table Portugal - Broadband penetration by platform - 2007 - 2015
        • Table Portugal - Share of broadband accesses by operator - 2011 - 2015
        • Table Portugal - Fixed-line and mobile broadband traffic - 2008 - 2015
        • Table Portugal - Proportion of broadband subscribers by data rate (Mb/s) - 2011 - 2015
      • Netherlands
        • Table Netherlands - Fixed broadband retail subscribers - 2005 - 2016
        • Table Netherlands - Fixed-line broadband market share by technology - 2008 - 2016
      • Ukraine
        • Table Ukraine - Internet access revenue - 2012 - 2016
      • Broadband statistics
        • Table Ukraine - Internet users and penetration rate - 2010 - 2017
        • Table Ukraine - Fixed-line internet subscribers - 2005 - 2015
        • Table Ukraine - Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration rate - 2005 - 2016
    • AFRICA
      • Overview
        • Table Africa - Internet users in select African countries - 2012 - 2016
        • Table Fixed broadband subscribers in selected African countries - 2012 - 2016
      • Algeria
      • Broadband statistics
        • Table Algeria - Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration - 2003 - 2016
        • Table Algeria - DSL subscribers - 2013 - 2016
      • South Africa
        • Table Fixed-line broadband subscribers in South Africa - 2002 - 2016
      • Egypt
        • Table Egypt - Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration- 2002 - 2016
    • MIDDLE EAST
      • Introduction
      • Bahrain
        • Table Bahrain - broadband subscribers - 2016
      • Iran
        • Table Iran - fixed broadband subscribers - 2000 - 2016
      • Iraq
        • Table Iraq - fixed broadband subscribers - 2006 - 2015
      • Israel
        • Table Israel - fixed broadband subscribers - 2001 - 2015
      • Jordan
        • Table Jordan - Internet subscribers by access method - 2015
      • Kuwait
        • Table Kuwait - fixed broadband subscribers - 2015
      • Lebanon
        • Table Lebanon - broadband subscribers by access technology - 2013; 2015
        • Table Lebanon - fixed broadband subscribers and penetration - 2002 - 2016
      • Oman
        • Table Oman - fixed broadband subscribers - 2004 - 2015
      • Qatar
        • Table Qatar - fixed broadband subscribers - 2002 - 2015
      • Saudi Arabia
        • Table Saudi Arabia - fixed broadband subscriptions - technologies and penetration - 2010 – 2015
        • Table Saudi Arabia - fixed and mobile broadband - total and market share - 2002 - 2015
      • Syria
        • Table Syria - fixed broadband subscribers - 2004 - 2013
      • Turkey
        • Table Turkey - broadband subscribers and penetration - 2009 - Q2 2015
        • Table Turkey - broadband subscribers by access technology - 2009 - Q2 2015
      • United Arab Emirates
        • Table UAE - fixed broadband subscribers and penetration - 2001 - 2016
      • Yemen
        • Table Yemen - fixed broadband subscribers - 2005 - 2015
    • ASIA
      • Overview
        • Table FttX subscribers - Asia v. Global - 2005 - 2015
        • Table Asia - FttX subscribers v fixed broadband subscribers - 2005 - 2015
      • Japan
        • Table Japan - Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration - 2005 - 2015
        • Table Japan - Fixed broadband subscribers by access type - 1998 - 2015
        • Table Japan - Fixed broadband subscriber base - annual change by access type - 2003 – 2015
        • Table Japan - FttH subscribers and market share by operator - 2010 - 2015
        • Table Japan - FttH subscribers and penetration - 2002 - 2015
      • South Korea
        • Table South Korea - Fixed broadband subscriber growth and penetration rate - 1998 – 2015
        • Table South Korea - Fixed broadband subscribers and households - 2015
        • Table South Korea - Fixed broadband subscriber numbers by access type - 2008 - 2015
        • Table South Korea - Fixed broadband market share by operator - January 2015
      • Malaysia
        • Table Malaysia - Fixed broadband subscribers - 2005 - 2016
        • Table Malaysia - broadband households and penetration - 2009 - 2015
        • Table Malaysia -Mobile broadband subscribers and penetration - 2007 - 2015
        • Table Malaysia - Fixed broadband subscribers and households - 2015
      • Singapore
        • Table Singapore - Broadband subscribers - 1999 - 2016
        • Table Singapore - Overview of broadband/household subscribers - March 2016
        • Table Singapore - Broadband subscribers by sector - March 2016
        • Table Singapore - Broadband market share - by major access types - March 2016
        • Table Singapore - FttP broadband subscribers - 2011 - 2016
        • Table Malaysia - UniFi broadband subscribers and premises passed - 2010 - 2016
        • Table Malaysia - FttX subscribers - 2001 - 2015
      • China
        • Table China - fixed broadband subscribers, annual change and penetration - 2005 - 2015
        • Table China - Fixed broadband subscribers and households - 2015
        • Table China Telecom broadband subscribers and annual change - 2003 - 2015
        • Table China Unicom broadband subscribers and annual change - 2003 - 2015
        • Table China - FttP subscribers - 2006 - 2015
      • Taiwan
        • Table Taiwan - Fixed broadband subscribers, penetration - 2005 - 2016
        • Table Taiwan - Fixed broadband subscribers and households - 2015
        • Table Taiwan - Fixed-line and wireless broadband subscribers by technology - 2005 - 2016
        • Table Taiwan - FttP subscribers - 2007 - 2016
        • Table Chunghwa Telecom - broadband subscribers by access, market share - 2005 - 2016
    • PACIFIC REGION
      • Australia
        • Table Australia - Total broadband subscribers and annual change (historical) - 2000 - 2009
        • Table Australia - Total broadband subscribers and annual change - 2010 - 2017
        • Table Australia - Broadband subscribers, DSL and cable -2008 - 2016
        • Table Australia - DSL broadband subscribers -2008 - 2017
        • Table Australia - HFC cable broadband subscribers - 2012 - 2017
        • Table Australia - Cable broadband subscribers by major operator and annual change - 2002 – 2015
        • Table Australia - Cable subscribers versus other broadband technologies - 2009 - 2015
      • New Zealand

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