Share Of World Broadband Subscribers By Region

We are inching towards the 500 million broadband subscribers mark. The latest report from market research firm Point Topic shows that by the end of the first quarter of 2010, the world had 484.97 million broadband subscribers. That’s an increase from the 469.92 million subscribers that we had recorded at the end of 2009. An […]

We are inching towards the 500 million broadband subscribers mark. The latest report from market research firm Point Topic shows that by the end of the first quarter of 2010, the world had 484.97 million broadband subscribers. That’s an increase from the 469.92 million subscribers that we had recorded at the end of 2009. An interesting observation is that the number is way ahead of numbers predicted by ABI research earlier this year.

So where do all these subscribers come from? The report shows what we may have already guessed – North America and Europe alone contain more than 50% of the worldwide subscribers. Also, middle east and Africa bring in the least number of subscribers. Here is a percentage distribution of broadband subscribers from all the different regions of the world.

South & East Asia : 26.27%
Western Europe : 24.02%
North America : 20.05%
Asia Pacific : 13.72%
Latin America : 6.75%
Eastern Europe : 6.23%
Middle East & Africa : 2.95%

International Bandwidth Usage Statistics

International bandwidth usage has been growing at close to 60% year over year in the past 3 years. This explains the mammoth rise from consumption of close to 1.3 Terabyte per second to now over 30 Tbps.
A recent study by TeleGeography looked into the growth in usage pattern over the years worldwide. Here are […]

International bandwidth usage has been growing at close to 60% year over year in the past 3 years. This explains the mammoth rise from consumption of close to 1.3 Terabyte per second to now over 30 Tbps.

A recent study by TeleGeography looked into the growth in usage pattern over the years worldwide. Here are the average bandwidth consumed in one second through these years

2002 : 1.3 Tbps
2003 : 2.5 Tbps
2004 : 3.6 Tbps
2005 : 5.1 Tbps
2006 : 7.05 Tbps
2007 : 11.5 Tbps
2008 : 19.1 Tbps
2009 : 31 Tbps


Average Cost Of Broadband

This may not be a very recent study. Published in October 2009, the ITIF Broadband rankings study looked into the average broadband speeds and cost in countries with the fastest internet connectivity. The results are interesting. One of the critical take-aways is that the price of broadband is, more often than not, proportional to the […]

This may not be a very recent study. Published in October 2009, the ITIF Broadband rankings study looked into the average broadband speeds and cost in countries with the fastest internet connectivity. The results are interesting. One of the critical take-aways is that the price of broadband is, more often than not, proportional to the speed offered. That makes Japan the fastest and cheapest in terms of broadband connectivity.

Here is the average cost of broadband (for 1 Mbps per month in USD) in the ten countries with the fastest internet connectivity

1. Japan : $0.27
2. Korea : $0.45
3. Finland : $2.77
4. Sweden : $0.63
5. France : $1.64
6. Netherlands : $4.31
7. Portugal : $10.99
8. Canada : $6.50
9. Poland : $13.00
10. Norway : $4.04

USA is the 15th country in the list and has an average broadband cost of $3.33 for 1 Mbps per month.