Archived report. This report was archived in 2009 and has not be updated since. The Internet brought us the concept of affordable data communications; broadband has taken that a step further with the concept of ‘always on’ access to emails and the Internet. Its capacity will facilitate the video revolution and this where the true value of broadband lies. Broadband is still mainly confined to the developed markets, where good quality fixed networks are sufficient to roll out the technology. Increasing broadband penetration and the growing popularity of Web 2.0 applications is already beginning to create a demand for faster networks. However some countries will have to wait a few years before affordable wireless networks will be able to deliver the same services at affordable prices. In this report, BuddeComm discusses the successes, problems and possible solutions relating to the development of broadband. The report includes information on the broadband leaders, Japan and South Korea. For further broadband statistics, see separate report.