Broadband now installed in more than seven hundred million homes worldwide

October 6, 2014   |   Oliver Johnson

Broadband now installed in more than seven hundred million homes worldwide

The latest milestone in the relentless march of high speed internet access was passed at the end of June this year as the total number of households with a broadband line came to 700.2 million.

“Consumers love the bits and bytes delivered by the internet and they are being put to use throughout homes and offices worldwide. Broadband at home is the norm in many markets and we are starting to see the innovations and applications enabled by high bandwidth services take hold,” says Oliver Johnson, CEO at Point Topic.

It’s not the only landmark in the second quarter of 2014.  China alone now accounts for more than two hundred million broadband lines. Dominating the world market for a number of years China shows little sign of slowing down.

Broadband subscribers in Q2 2014 Top Ten countries. Source – Point Topic

Country

Subscribers Q2 2014

China (All Territories)

200,725,738

United States

97,137,446

Japan

36,030,684

Germany

28,982,389

France

25,397,000

Russian Federation

24,632,170

United Kingdom

23,200,800

Brazil

22,375,400

South Korea

18,971,730

Mexico

16,351,659

While there is strong growth in many markets the BRICs* report the top growth rates amongst the top twenty nations. Brazil will for example overtake the UK this year in terms of total subscriptions.

“We’re still in the foothills as far as the benefits of broadband go.  The supply is one challenge but the real added value is still to come.  As we start to figure out how to use what we have and perhaps more importantly how to coordinate the services and extract the synergies we’ll see more and more positive outcomes in the coming years.  It’s very exciting,” says Johnson

* Brazil, Russia, India and China

About Point Topic

Point Topic is the primary websource for DSL, FTTx, cable and other broadband supplier and user statistics, databases, information and reports. Its data is in use worldwide amongst governments, commercial organisations and as general reference. A range of online services provides the most up-to-date, accurate and cost effective worldwide and UK specific broadband data sets available. See www.point-topic.com for more details.

For media information please contact Oliver Johnson at oliver.johnson@point-topic.com or on: +44(0)20 3301 3305.

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