The number of fixed broadband subscribers totaled just under 449 million in the second quarter of 2010, according to ABI Research’s (http://www.abiresearch.com) most recent broadband subscriber Market Data. This represents a 10% increase over the same period in 2009.
"The key fixed broadband subscriber growth was found in the Asia-Pacific region, adding approximately three million subscribers in the second quarter of 2010," says digital home practice director Jason Blackwell. "In mature European markets, operators are resorting to bundled packages including TV, fixed telephone and broadband service in order to maintain ARPU. Overall European fixed broadband subscriber numbers surpassed 126.4 million at the end of 2Q 2010."
Despite continued economic uncertainties in the European telecommunication market, European fixed broadband growth results were positive in the first half 2010. However,...| Read more »