Thursday, December 27, 2012
Asia fixed broadband and Internet market and forecasts
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Fixed broadband in Asia still dominated by the North Asia players as the other markets try hard to close the 'digital gap'The energetic expansion of broadband was for a long time a phenomenon limited to the developed economies, with narrowband dial-up access being the norm in the majority of the poorer developing countries of the region.
This has been changing rapidly of late, but nonetheless there remains a 'digital gap'. In those economies where there is extensive access to broadband, both DSL and cable modem platforms have both proved popular, with DSL establishing a clear advantage.
In fact, Asia has become the leading region in the world for DSL, with close to 40 percent of the global DSL subscribers to be found in the region. More recently, we have seen the arrival of FttX as an alternative platform for broadband access in Asia. FttX already comprises over 50 percent of the high speed internet access connections in the leading technology markets of Japan and South Korea. And in Japan, as FttX grows DSL has been in decline.
As broadband internet continues to extend its presence across Asia, the region's broadband market finds itself dominated by six 'high flyers.' These 'High' ranked markets comprise five economies of North Asia plus Singapore. South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Macau, Taiwan and Japan, for the moment at least, have been well and truly leading the way in terms of both penetration and sophistication of their broadband services and infrastructure.
Their fixed broadband penetration rates by population are in excess of 20 percent; this sees fixed broadband household penetrations of between 90 percent and 100 percent.