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%