Research: Fast net subs to rise fourfold by 2014

Global subscribers to wideband telco services such as Fibre To The Home (FTTH) and VDSL are expected to rise at more than triple the rate of ADSL during the next few years as carriers seek to boost their networks performance, according to the broadband market research firm iSuppli Corp.

Wideband telco services subscribers are forecasted to rise to 281 million in 2014, expanding at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 30.9 per cent from 73 million in 2009. In contrast, ADSL subscribers will grow at an 8.4 per cent CAGR during the same period, reaching 458 million in 2014, up from 305 million in 2009.

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