January 11, 2011 00:30 ET

The Need for Speed Pushes Broadband Subscribers to 763 Million in 2010, Says In-Stat

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - January 11, 2011) - Global broadband subscribers continue to grow fast, with mobile wireless growth, in particular, exceeding expectations. The primary market driver responsible for the growth of broadband subscribers continues to be the desire to access the Internet with a high-speed connection. The growing popularity of bandwidth-intensive applications, such as watching online video, using IP-based telephony services, and downloading music files, is directly spurring demand for higher-speed Internet connections pushing the number of global subscribers to 763 million in 2010.

"From 2007 through 2009, there was a continued growth rate of 25% in broadband subscribers worldwide," says Vahid Dejwakh, Industry Analyst. "Though this is expected to slowly decrease to 10% by 2014 as the broadband market matures, there are still some substantial gains to be made. The Asia/Pacific region will continue to see very high growth rates, along with Latin America and the Middle East/Africa regions."

Additional research findings include:

  • By year-end 2010, the US will have over 179 million broadband subscribers in the country.
  • Total worldwide DSL subscribers will reach 371 million at year-end 2010, fueled primarily by strong demand for DSL service in the Asia/Pacific region.
  • Mobile wireless broadband subscribers continue to grow rapidly as mobile telephone service providers roll out 3G and 4G services.
  • Approximately 76% of the world's FTTH subscribers reside in the Asia/Pacific region.
  • North America continues to be the largest market for cable modem services.

Recent In-Stat research World Connecting at Broadband Speeds, More Mobile in 2010(#IN1004672MBS) provides historical subscriber data for broadband services and forecasts worldwide broadband subscribers through 2014. Additionally it provides:

  • Examination of trends in broadband service and subscription activity.
  • Regional subscriber forecasts for cable modem, DSL, mobile wireless broadband, fixed wireless broadband, and FTTH households.
  • Worldwide subscriber forecasts for satellite broadband service, broadband over powerline service, and other access technologies.

For a sample contact Elaine Potter,; (480) 483-4441.

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Contact Information

  • Contact:

    Vahid Dejwakh
    Industry Analyst
    E-mail: Email Contact
    Phone: (480) 483-4450

    Rick Vogelei
    Marketing Manager
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    Phone: (480) 483-4476