Global - Broadband and FttP - Key Statistics and Insights
Asia continues to represent a massive presence in the global broadband market in terms of fixed (and mobile broadband) services. The region in fact makes a strong claim to be leading the world in the development of broadband internet. China is the global leader in terms of the number of fixed broadband subscribers, followed by the USA. South Korea offers the fastest average fixed broadband speeds worldwide.
Deployments based on Fibre-to-the-Premises will continue to gain momentum as many countries continue to develop their National Broadband Networks (NBNs) and we are getting close to having 1 billion fixed broadband subscriptions globally.
This report provides a valuable overview and analysis of the global broadband market, supported by key broadband statistics. The report identifies the leading broadband markets and provides important information surrounding global broadband subscribers, access technologies (including submarine cables), speeds and pricing. It includes analyses on the role of fibre technologies in the future; its role in supporting developments in the mobile industry and issues regarding IT security. The report also includes a brief case study on what of the leading countries, South Korea.
The demand for rich media and high-speed broadband services is going through the roof.
South Korea is a global broadband leader.
In terms of broadband access technologies - FttX now accounts for the largest market share worldwide at the expense of DSL which is in decline.
Global broadband prices are declining in many markets around the world, making it more affordable and more obtainable to the greater population.
Submarine infrastructure continues to be developed for international communications as it can carry more data and provide faster connection speeds than the other alternative, satellites. It is estimated around 95% of international traffic is carried by undersea networks.
Table of Contents
Why National Broadband Networks (NBN) are so important
Broadband equals healthcare infrastructure
Broadband equals utility infrastructure
Broadband equals education infrastructure
Broadband equals media and e-business infrastructure
Broadband equals smart cities
IoT and M2M require broadband
United Nations sustainable development goals
Demand for FttP is increasing around the world
Mobile broadband and fibre both required
The role of FttH in the development of 5G
Positive outlook for investments in backbones
International bandwidth usage
International IP wholesale market
Global submarine cable overview
Dark fibre - in a growth phase again
Global fixed broadband market summary and statistics
Broadband subscribers and penetration
Broadband access technologies
Case study - South Korea is a global broadband leader
Robust infrastructure will help with cyber-security
How safe is FttH?
List of Tables
Table 1 – Global Internet Bandwidth Growth by Tb/s – 2010 – 2017
Table 2 – Global - Internet users and annual change – 2010 – 2018
Paul owns and manages the world's largest online Telecommunications Consultancy and is very active on the international telecommunication scene. A very hard worker who is extremely well informed and well connected with all tiers of the ICT industry. He is the force behind the NBN project implementation and a catalyst for the progress of the Digital Economy between the Industry and the powers that be, in the government