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A billion lines – fixed broadband for half the world

In the second half of 2018, in September we believe, the one billionth fixed broadband subscription was signed up, probably in China.

Point Topic’s most recent outputs put the total number of global fixed line broadband subscribers at 983 million at the end of June.

Current adoption rates mean that …

READ MORE broadband premises at 3m, according to Point Topic

February 2018, London

Broadband analyst firm Point Topic have been looking at the latest developments around the globe. Point Topic estimates that as of early 2018, some 3 million premises have been passed with networks. An estimated 29,000 households subscribe to the services, the majority of which are …


Westminster succeeds with help from Point Topic, Adroit Economics and The Fifth Sector

Westminster City Council successfully obtained funding totalling £2.8 million for Connect Westminster project based on Point Topic, Adroit Economics and the Fifth Sector detailed analysis and mapping of superfast broadband impact and forecasts for bandwidth in 2020.

The Connect Westminster Project will help address poor connectivity within Westminster by providing micro-finance to at least 1,250 Small Medium Enterprises (SME) to connect these businesses to gigabit capable connectivity.

Point Topic has been mapping and analysing the UK broadband market for more …


Autumn Statement real boost for UK business broadband

Press release – 23rd November 2016

The Chancellor’s announcement of a public funding injection for broadband into the new Digital Investment Fund is a fantastic opportunity for local and combined authorities, as well as local enterprise partnerships, to take the initiative and encourage faster broadband for the UK’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), potentially benefiting the economy to the tune of £372 billion.

“The focus on the smaller players and gigabit supply is very welcome. The gaps in expected …


US reports nationwide fixed broadband subscriber decline

According to the latest data from Point Topic the US has suffered a net drop in fixed broadband subscribers.

Data to the end of the second quarter 2016 shows a decline of nearly 200,000 fixed broadband subscribers and a negative quarterly growth rate of -0.2%. In contrast China added 7.6 million fixed broadband customers and grew by over 3% in the same period. Other major broadband markets also saw a healthy growth (Figure 1).

Figure 1. Net Adds in fixed