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European broadband grows to 135 million subscribers

09/09/09

Europe now has 135 million broadband subscribers, making it the second largest broadband region in the world, according to figures released by the Broadband Forum at Broadband World Forum-Europe.

Europe now accounts for 30% of global broadband and 51% of all IPTV customers say the Forum. Global broadband grew by 12.9 million lines in the second quarter of 2009 to reach 445 million, while IPTV reached 26.9 million.

Europe has enjoyed a 51% growth in IPTV take-up over the twelve months leading up to July 2009, according to the research. France has the biggest IPTV subscriber base with over seven million subscribers.

“This report shows that, while broadband adoption is not immune from the state of the world economy, the technology continues to move forward and I believe this year has shown that broadband expansion is not limited to the top industrialized countries, but is a key factor in assisting developing nations to gain a foothold in today’s tough market,” said George Dobrowski, Chairman and President of the Broadband Forum.

“The Forum continues to drive broadband innovation, and with our latest work around IPTV network and service assurance, we continue to ensure that the industry has all the tools and specifications it needs to optimize networks and to capture the full potential of broadband and IPTV worldwide. We have also undertaken several initiatives in areas such as energy efficiency this year, which will help facilitate network energy savings as broadband growth continues across the world.”

Written by DTG Team

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