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Broadband Forum announces broadband and IPTV statistics for Q2 2009
|15 сентября 2009|
The Broadband Forum announced the latest broadband and IPTV statistics in a press conference at Broadband World Forum-Europe. Based on data provided for the Forum by industry analysts Point Topic, global broadband grew by 12.9 million lines in the second quarter of 2009 to reach 445 million, while IPTV growth remained strong at 11 per cent - reaching 26.9 million.Strong growth in Asia in both broadband at 18% - and in IPTV, where an impressive 54% improvement took subscriber numbers to nearly three million. In addition there were encouraging in the Americas region, both in broadband growth at 18 per cent and in IPTV adoption, where subscription grew a remarkable 86% over the last twelve months. In the past twelve months, broadband subscription in Europe grew 13 per cent overall, to reach 135 million, which included an impressive growth of 29 per cent in the Eastern European territories. Europe is the second largest broadband region in the world, and holds four of the top 10 country spots as detailed below.
Figure 1: Broadband growth chart
|Broadband regional numbers|
|Total||Total||Net Qtr Add||growth in quarter||growth in 12 months|
|Middle East and Africa||10,934,739||12,819,703||13,054,260||234,557||1.83%||19.38%|
|South and East Asia||84,002,699||100,884,917||105,389,289||4,504,372||4.46%||25.46%|
In the past twelve months, broadband subscription in Europe grew 13 per cent overall, to reach 135 million, which included an impressive growth of 29 per cent in the Eastern European territories. Europe is the second largest broadband region in the world, and holds four of the top 10 country spots as detailed below.China continues its healthy growth, reaching 93,549,000 subscribers while Japan took the honors among the world’s top ten countries – being the only one to show an increased growth quarter on quarter over the last year. Australia, the Philippines, Indonesia, New Zealand and Hong Kong are also among countries where broadband growth continues to grow faster with each quarter.
Figure 2: Top 10 broadband countries
Europe continues to lead the IPTV success story with 13,631,074 subscribers, a 51 per cent growth over the twelve months leading up to July 2009. In the second quarter 2009, there was a healthy six per cent growth in Western Europe – where France remains the “champion” IPTV country with more than seven million subscribers – and 12 per cent in Eastern Europe, where new services in countries such as Poland, Czech Republic, Slovenia and Russia are in demand.The Americas continue to show massive growth in IPTV, where over the last 12 months there has been an impressive increase of 86 per cent, partly due to a major commitment by two of the region’s leading operators. The Americas now have reached a major milestone in IPTV, serving over five million IPTV subscribers – which represent nearly 20 per cent of IPTV penetration worldwide.Asia continues to play its part in the encouraging global growth of IPTV, adding approximately 2.9 million customers over the last year, and 1.2 million in the last quarter alone.
Figure 3: IPTV subscriptions per territory in thousands
|Western Europe, Middle East and Africa||8428||12416|
|South and East Asia||2512||4375|
In terms of technology, fiber and wireless broadband continue to gain access technology market share. Consumer demand for IPTV seems to be driving the rollout of higher bandwidth options.
Figure 4: Broadband technology market share
Source: Data provided for the Broadband Forum by Point Topic
“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.”