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…
- MediaNama Daily: It’s not you, it’s your data January 28, 2023
- Why is Google not fully complying with India’s orders, MapmyIndia CEO asks January 27, 2023
- Unique Identification Authority of India working on age verification through e-KYC January 27, 2023
- Views: Why India’s “indigenous” smartphone operating system BharOS is overhyped January 27, 2023
- Here’s why Twitter employees’ access to its ‘God Mode’ function is a problem January 27, 2023
MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.
India's smartphone operating system BharOS has received much buzz in the media lately, but does it really merit this attention?
After using the Mapples app as his default navigation app for a week, Sarvesh draws a comparison between Google Maps and Mapples
The regulatory ambivalence around an instrument so essential to facilitate data exchange – the CM framework – is disconcerting for several reasons.
The provisions around grievance redressal in the Data Protection Bill "stands to be dangerously sparse and nugatory on various counts."
Please subscribe to MediaNama. Don't share prints and PDFs.
You May Also Like
Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...
135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...
Twitter takes down tweets from MP, MLA, editor criticising handling of pandemic upon government request
By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...