Over the past 12 months, approximately 65 million new broadband subscribers signed up for high-speed access to the Internet, reports In-Stat. By 2011, total worldwide broadband subscribers will number 567 million, almost double the current 285 million subscriber base, the high-tech market research firm says.
Recent research by In-Stat found the following:
- DSL and cable modem services are the top access technologies, providing 92% of worldwide broadband connections.
- By 2011, worldwide DSL subscribers will account for 58% of all worldwide broadband connections.
- By 2011, there will be over 55 million households using a Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH) architecture to provide broadband access.