Global Broadband Subscribers to Double by 2011 to Hit 620 million
Broadband equipment factory revenue is set to rise to $15.1 billion by 2011, expanding at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 6.2%, up from $11.2 billion in 2006.
- ADSL remained the leading broadband technology around the world in 2006, with 72% of the subscribers
- Cable modems ended 2006 with 22% market share
- Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) technology offers consumers a 15 times increase in bandwidth compared to ADSL.
- Household broadband penetration is expected to exceed 50% in the United States and Japan for the first time this year, and will do so in Europe in 2008, iSuppli predicts.
Broadband technology has become a major area of focus for many Internet Service Providers (ISPs), telecommunications firms and cable companies as they fight for supremacy in the market for so-called “triple-play” services, i.e. packages offering a combination of Internet access, voice and television.