Global Broadband Subscribers Pass 600 Million
Most of Them Unsurprisingly in China
According to the latest data from the Broadband Forum
(pdf), fixed-line broadband subscribers worldwide recently jumped past the 600 million mark, with 100 million of those lines added in the last 18 months alone.
According to the trade group's data, China unsurprisingly continues to lay claim to the most broadband subscribers with 137,919,667, while the United States sits in second place with 88,787,828 broadband users.
Broken down by technology, DSL continues to be the most common fixed line broadband connectivity option worldwide with 369,898,515 subscribers compared to 118,005,682 for cable, 87,732,354 for fiber to the node (VDSL or VDSL2), and 15,661,500 for fiber to the home.