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One in seven people on Earth now connected through broadband

The world now has over 1 billion fixed broadband subscribers, it was announced at the Broadband Forum 2018. According to a report called World Broadband Statistics Q2 2018 by Point Topic, fixed broadband subscribers grew by 2.5% from Q1 2018, the largest surge in the last 6 quarters. Broadband Forum CEO Robin Mersh said that while this was an achievement by all standards, there was still potential to wire 1 billion more subscribers across the globe. Key takeaways from the report 78% of global fixed broadband subscriptions are fibre and cable based China’s fibre connections grew by 26% in the 12 months to the end of the quarter (Q2FY18), this was 80% of the global fibre net adds in the period Brazil, Italy, France and New Zealand saw double digit growth in fibre East Asia provided 70% of all net additions to fixed broadband subscribers Developing countries are driving the growth of broadband, while developed and saturated markets’ growth focused on improving broadband services ADSL connections are on the decline, dropped 8% in the last year, while fibre connections grew by 30% in the same period. Cable connections went up 5%. Developed markets are seeing growth in ARPU due to gigabit capable broadband India has 400 million wireless and wired broadband connections  India had 412.6 million wireless and wireline broadband connections at the end of March 2018, an increase of 14% over a three month period starting from December 2017, according to data from TRAI. There were 81.3 million narrowband…

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