BOSTON, USA: The total number of broadband subscriptions worldwide will reach one billion by 2015, according to a report just published by analyst firm Strategy Analytics.
The Asia Pacific region, which today claims almost 45 percent of all broadband subscriptions, will lead in subscriber growth, seeing a CAGR of nearly 18 percent in the next five years.
DSL will remain the dominant access platform, though it will give way to fiber over the next five years. By 2015, one quarter of broadband homes will connect via fiber, says the report. Service revenues will grow nearly 9 percent over the forecast period, however average revenue per user (ARPU) will decline slightly.
“While broadband growth has been impressive, it is important to note that in 2010 more than 60 percent of households worldwide have no access to the Internet—much less broadband,” said Ben Piper, author of the report and Director of the Strategy Analytics Multiplay Market Dynamics service.