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Global Fixed Broadband Market - Trends, Statistics and Progress

Fixed broadband is a key infrastructure for future progress
It has become very clear that innovation related to ICT and digital technologies is one of the key components for future economic and social strength. Countries with a sophisticated fixed and mobile telecoms infrastructure are well placed to take advantage of these future technological and societal developments.
Countries without the necessary infrastructure however are expected to lag behind, especially once innovations around the Internet of Everything, M2M and Big Data gather pace. We are already seeing the beginnings of sophisticated Smart Cities emerge in some parts of the world.
Asia makes a strong claim to be leading the world when it comes to the general development of broadband internet. While mobile broadband is already a large and fast growing segment of the region’s internet market, fixed broadband continues to underpin the delivery of internet services to households and businesses. Fibre-based fixed broadband services have taken on a major significance and are shaping up to define the broadband market of the future.
This BuddeComm report aims to capture the progress of the current fixed broadband market around the world, supported by statistics, case studies and analysis. In addition, the report includes unique regional case studies written by BuddeComm’s senior analysts, and includes: Europe, USA, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East.

Key developments:

South Korea and Japan are the leading two countries in Asia in regards to internet penetration with levels reaching over 90% in 2017.
The legacy and impact of Google Fiber has been profound.
International bandwidth continues to be primarily connected via US and Canada – however North America’s long held dominant position in this regard is declining and Europe’s role is increasing.
Many countries from the Middle Eastern region are aware that fixed broadband infrastructure is important for economic growth and keeping pace with technological advancements. While mobile broadband is often the leading access technology in many markets – there are still enormous investments in fixed broadband infrastructure taking place.
The European Commission (EC) has for some years promoted a vision to provide broadband as a universal service.
The Irish government is poised to award a contract as part of its National Broadband Plan by which all premises will receive a service of at least 30Mb/s by 2022.
With IP networks forming the foundation of the burgeoning market for bundled services, broadband has become one of the fastest growing sectors of the overall telecoms market in the USA.
On the whole, the size of the overall Latin American market, and its potential for prolonged growth, continues to attract investment from international telcos. The results of these investments can be seen in upgraded networks, particularly in relation to LTE and FttP infrastructure.
Many African nations have advanced National Broadband Plans in progress. To a great extent this infrastructure has been made possible by the increased bandwidth enabled by new and upgraded subsea cables.
New Zealand - Progress in FTTH deployment continues unabated. It is rapidly becoming one of the leading FTTH countries.
Australia - The main development here is a move away from FTTN to FTTC. Rollout of the NBN is gathering pace.


  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE - IMPACT ON THE ECONOMY AND PROGRESS OF NBNS
    • GLOBAL PROGRESS TOWARDS NATIONAL BROADBAND NETWORKS
      • Why National broadband Networks are so important
        • Table Global - fixed broadband subscribers and annual change - 2005 - 2017
        • Table Regional - market share of fixed broadband subscribers - 2014; 2015
      • The many aspects of broadband infrastructure
      • World Bank pushing for broadband
      • United Nations sustainable development goals
      • 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
      • National broadband network examples
  • BROADBAND AND INTERNET GOVERNANCE
    • NET NEUTRALITY AND INTERNET GOVERNANCE: A KEY ISSUE
      • Complex societies depend on ICT infrastructure
      • The Internet and the economy - in statistics
      • We urgently need a new internet
      • Control of the internet
        • Table Global - Internet users and annual change - 2010 - 2017
      • 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 FIXED BROADBAND STATISTICS AND TRENDS
    • INTRODUCTION
    • FTTP IS THE ONLY LONG-TERM SOLUTION
      • Is building FttP cheaper than upgrading the HFC networks?
      • The winners will be those with the largest installed fibre base
    • DEMAND FOR FTTP IS INCREASING AROUND THE WORLD
      • Gigabit Cities
    • GOOGLE FIBER AND THE FUTURE OF FTTH
    • MOBILE BROADBAND: KILLER APP FOR FTTP
      • The role of FttH in the development of 5G
    • POSITIVE OUTLOOK FOR INVESTMENTS IN BACKBONES
    • INTERNATIONAL BANDWIDTH USAGE
      • International IP wholesale market
        • Table Global Internet Bandwidth Growth by Tb/s - 2010 - 2015; 2019
    • GLOBAL SUBMARINE CABLE OVERVIEW
      • Dark fibre - in a growth phase again
    • GLOBAL FIXED BROADBAND MARKET SUMMARY AND STATISTICS
      • Table Global - Internet users and annual change - 2010 - 2017
      • Broadband subscribers and penetration
        • Table Global - fixed broadband subscribers and annual change - 2005 - 2017
        • Table Regional - average fixed broadband prices - 2015
        • Table Regional - historical market shares of fixed broadband subscribers - 2014; 2015
        • Table Regional - market shares of fixed broadband subscribers - 2016
        • Table Top 10 countries by fixed broadband subscribers and global market share - 2016
      • Broadband access technologies
        • Table Global - broadband market share by access technology - 2013; 2016
      • South Korea - a global broadband leader
    • STRETCHING OUT THE LIFE OF COPPER CABLES
      • The pros and cons of vectoring
    • BROADBAND SPEEDS
      • Table Global - average broadband speed by mb/s - 2012 - Q1 2017
      • Table Top 10 countries by average broadband connection speeds - Q1 2017
      • Table Top 10 countries by high broadband connectivity of above 10Mb/s - 2015; 2016
      • Table Top 10 countries by high broadband connectivity of above 15Mb/s - 2016
    • BROADBAND REVENUE
      • Table Global - total broadband services revenue - 2011 - 2018
      • Broadband CAPEX
    • FIBRE OPTIC TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE NEXT 50 YEARS
  • REGIONAL OVERVIEWS
    • USA
      • Overview
      • Broadband statistics
        • Table USA - Historic - Broadband subscribers and penetration - 2000 - 2009
        • Table USA - Broadband subscribers and penetration - 2010 - 2017
      • Broadband stimulus package
      • FCC's National Broadband Plan
      • Universal Service Fund
      • Private networks
      • Network neutrality
        • Table USA - FttP homes passed and connected - 2001 - 2016
    • LATIN AMERICA
      • Overview
        • Table LAC countries -broadband subscribers and fixed line connections - 2006 - 2017
        • Table LAC - fixed broadband subscribers and penetration - 2006 - 2016
        • Table LAC countries - fixed broadband subscribers - 2012 - 2016
        • Table LAC countries - fixed broadband penetration - 2012 - 2016
      • Peru
        • Table Peru - Broadband market share by operator - 2007 - 2016
        • Table Peru - Historic - Broadband subscribers and penetration rates - 1999 - 2009
        • Table Peru - Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration rates - 2010 - 2017
        • Table Peru - Fixed broadband technologies - market share - 2000 - 2016
      • Honduras
        • Table Honduras - Internet household penetration - 2010 - 2018
        • Table Honduras - Internet subscribers and penetration rate - 2002 - 2018
        • Table Honduras - Fixed-line broadband subscribers - 2010 - 2018
      • Colombia
      • Compartel
      • National ICT Plan
      • Vive Digital
      • National fibre-optic network
        • Table Colombia - Broadband subscribers by access speed - 2013 - 2016
        • Table Colombia - Total internet subscribers (fixed and mobile) and penetration - 2012 - 2016
        • Table Colombia - Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration rates - 2002 - 2017
        • Table Colombia - Broadband technologies in Colombia - market share - 2003 - 2016
        • Table Colombia - Major broadband operators - market share- 2011 - 2016
        • Table Colombia - Broadband subscribers by major operator - 2012 - 2016
      • Mexico
        • Table Mexico - Proportion of broadband lines by data rates - 2014 - 2016
        • Table Mexico - Proportion of residential broadband accesses by platform - 2013 - 2015
        • Table Mexico - Proportion of broadband accesses by platform - 2014 - 2016
        • Table Mexico - Fixed-line broadband subscribers - 2003 - 2017
        • Table Mexico - Market share of broadband subscribers by operator - 2014 - 2016
        • Table Mexico - Market share of broadband subscribers by platform - 2014 - 2016
      • Chile
        • Table Chile - Historic - Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rates - 2001 - 2009
        • Table Chile - Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rates - 2010 - 2018
        • Table Chile - Fixed broadband technologies by market share of subscribers - 2001 - 2016
        • Table Chile - Fixed broadband connections by data speed - 2001 - 2016
        • Table Chile - Fixed broadband operators' market share of subscribers - 2007 - 2016
      • Brazil
        • Table Brazil - Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration - 2001 - 2018
        • Table Brazil - Internet access market share by platform - 2005 - 2015
        • Table Brazil - Share if fixed/fixed wireless broadband subscriptions by platform - 2010 - 2015
        • Table Brazil - Broadband operators' market share - 2003 - 2016
        • Table Brazil - Fixed broadband connections by speed - 2014 - 2016
    • EUROPE
      • Introduction and statistical overview
        • Table Europe - share of telecom revenue by sector - 2013 - 2017
        • Table Europe - share of broadband connections by speed - 2011 - 2016
      • Latvia
        • Table Latvia - Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration rate - 2001 - 2018
      • Austria
        • Table Austria - ICT development - households with computers, internet, broadband (%) - 2002 - 2015
        • Table Austria - ICT development - businesses with computers, internet, websites (%) - 2003 - 2015
        • Table Austria - Total fixed-line broadband subscribers by access type - 2002 - 2016
        • Table Austria - Total fixed-line broadband penetration - 2002 - 2017
        • Table Austria - Broadband penetration of households - 2006 - 2015
        • Table Austria - Revenue from retail and wholesale broadband connections - 2005 - 2015
        • Table Austria - Broadband market share by platform - 2013 - 2017
        • Table Austria - Fixed broadband market share by provider - 2013 - 2016
        • Table Austria - Broadband connections by data rate - 2012 - 2016
        • Table Austria - Market share of fixed broadband connections by technology - 2013 - 2016
      • Norway
        • Table Norway - Broadband market revenue - 2003 - 2017
        • Table Norway - Fixed broadband subscribers - 2010 - 2018
        • Table Norway - Annual net adds in broadband connections, by type - 2008 - 2015
        • Table Norway - Broadband market share by technology - 2006 - 2016
        • Table Norway - Superfast broadband market share of subscribers by operator - 2011 - 2016
        • Table Norway - Broadband penetration by technology - 2004 - 2016
        • Table Norway - Residential broadband connections by downstream access speed - 2013 - 2015
      • Germany
      • Digital Agenda 2014 - 2017
        • Table Germany - Broadband subscriber lines by type - 2006 - 2016
        • Table Germany - Broadband traffic, by year and average per connection - 2005 - 2016
        • Table Germany - Market share of broadband subscribers by provider - 2012 - 2016
        • Table Germany - Broadband penetration by sector - 2007 - 2016
        • Table Germany - Broadband lines by data rates - 2005 - 2016
        • Table Germany - Proportion of broadband lines by data rates (VATM data) - 2007 - 2016
      • Ukraine
        • Table Ukraine - Internet access revenue - 2012 - 2016
      • Broadband statistics
        • Table Ukraine - Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration rate - 2005 - 2018
      • Poland
        • Table Poland - Broadband market revenue by sector - 2006 - 2015
        • Table Poland - Proportion of broadband market revenue by sector - 2006 - 2015
        • Table Poland - Internet subscriber penetration rates - 2012 - 2017
        • Table Poland - Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rate - 2004 - 2018
        • Table Poland - Broadband penetration by technology - 2010 - 2016
        • Table Poland - Internet market share of subscribers by technology - 2013 - 2015
        • Table Poland - Fixed-line broadband market share by operator - 2011 - 2015
        • Table Poland - Proportion of broadband connections by data rate - 2010 - 2015
    • AFRICA
      • Overview
        • Table Africa - Fixed broadband subscribers in selected countries - 2011 - 2016
      • Egypt
        • Table Egypt - Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration - 2002 - 2017
        • Table Egypt - Proportion of internet users by access technology - 2009 - 2014
        • Table Egypt - Fixed-line internet subscribers and penetration in Egypt - 2003 - 2017
      • Kenya
        • Table Kenya - Fixed-line broadband subscriptions by access technology - 2010 - 2016
        • Table Kenya - Internet services revenue and investments - 2009 - 2015
      • Zimbabwe
        • Table Zimbabwe - Internet access revenue and investment- 2013 - 2016
        • Table Zimbabwe - Fixed-line internet subscribers and penetration - 2000 - 2016
        • Table Zimbabwe - Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration - 2001 - 2017
      • Uganda
        • Table Uganda - Fixed and mobile internet subscriptions - 2007 - 2016
      • South Africa
        • Table South Africa - National Broadband Policy penetration targets to 2030
        • Table South Africa - Average internet access speed - 2010 - 2015
        • Table South Africa - Internet revenue by sector - 2015
        • Table South Africa - Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration - 2002 - 2016
    • MIDDLE EAST
      • Regional overview - middle east
      • Country overviews
        • Table Middle East - fixed broadband subscribers and penetration by country estimates - 2016
      • Bahrain
      • Israel
      • Lebanon
      • Saudi Arabia
      • United Arab Emirates
      • Iran
      • Jordan
      • Oman
      • Syria
      • Yemen
      • Iraq
      • Kuwait
      • Qatar
      • Turkey
    • ASIA
      • North Asian countries lead the fixed broadband market but other Asian nations catching up
      • Regional analysis
        • Table Asia Pacific - market shares of fixed broadband subscribers - 2014; 2015
        • Table Internet users in Asia by country - 2011 - 2016
        • Table Internet user penetration in Asia by country - 2011 - 2016
        • Table Top fifteen countries in Asia by Internet users - 2011 - 2016
        • Table Top fifteen countries in Asia by Internet user penetration - 2011 - 2016
        • Table Fixed broadband subscribers in Asia by country - 2011 - 2016
        • Table Fixed broadband subscriber penetration in Asia by country - 2011 - 2016
        • Table Top fifteen countries in Asia by fixed broadband subscribers - 2011 - 2016
        • Table Top fifteen countries in Asia by fixed broadband subscriber penetration - 2011 - 2016
    • PACIFIC REGION
      • Regional overview - South Pacific islands
        • Table South Pacific Islands % of Internet users in selected countries - 2011 - 2015
        • Table South Pacific Islands fixed broadband subscribers in selected countries - 2011 - 2015
        • Table South Pacific Islands fixed broadband penetration in selected countries - 2011 - 2015
      • Australia
        • Table Australia - Total Broadband Subscribers - Fixed vs Wireless - 2011 - 2017
      • New Zealand
        • Table New Zealand - Fixed-broadband penetration by access method - 2007 - 2016
        • Table New Zealand - Fixed-broadband subscribers - 2006 - 2018
        • Table New Zealand - DSL, cable and fibre broadband subscribers - 2011 - 2016

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