Global broadband subscriber numbers – Q1 2013

At the end of March 2013, there were 654.6m fixed broadband lines across the world. This represents a growth of 2.0% in the quarter, which was broadly consistent with growth in the previous three quarters.
The decline in subscriber numbers for copper based technologies (DSL, ADSL, ADSL2+) continues in 2013. In the last quarter of 2012, we reported the first drop in subscriber numbers for these services, as 415k subscribers were lost in total. In the first quarter of 2013 the rate of decay has increased, as 2.77m subscribers were lost.
Growth of the fibre technologies has accelerated within this quarter to 9.8% for both FTTH and FTTx. It is however FTTx which is seeing the real growth in subscriber numbers, seeing 12m net additions so far in 2013 (compared to under 1m for FTTH)…read more

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