China 'to lead broadband market by 2007'

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Internet protocol television (IPTV) will help drive broadband take-up in China, making it the largest broadband market in the world by 2007 with 79m subscribers, according to telecoms analyst Ovum.

China will overtake the US and reach 139m broadband subscribers by 2010, says Ovum.

"We believe China's broadband development will continue to benefit from a booming economy, growing incomes, expanding PC penetration and new applications such as VoIP and IPTV," said Ovum senior analyst Kevin Lee. "The Olympics will provide another boost."

Lee added: "DSL technology will be the key driving force for broadband growth. Operators are progressively upgrading the network using higher speed technology such as ADSL2+ and VDSL to meet increasing bandwidth demands."

Lovelace Consulting  |  05.09.2006

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