February 15, 2011 11:28 ET

Worldwide Broadband Service Subscribers Estimated at $763 Million in 2010

ROCKVILLE, MD--(Marketwire - February 15, 2011) - has announced the addition of In-Stat's new report "World Connecting at Broadband Speeds, More Mobile in 2010" to their collection of Broadband & High-Speed market reports. For more information, visit

Global broadband subscribers continue to grow, with mobile wireless in particular gaining momentum. During calendar year 2010, an average of 9.2 million new broadband subscribers signed up for service each month. By year-end 2010, In-Stat is projecting that the worldwide total of broadband service subscribers will reach 763 million.

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.

The report provides historical subscriber data for broadband services and forecasts worldwide broadband subscribers through 2014. In addition, it provides regional subscriber forecasts for cable modem service, DSL service, mobile wireless broadband service, fixed wireless broadband service, and FTTH households. It also provides worldwide subscriber forecasts for satellite broadband service, broadband over powerline service, and other access technologies.

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