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Europe tops broadband growth chart

October 1, 2008

Europe is leading the way in terms of broadband subscriber growth for the second year running, according to statistics compiled by the Broadband Forum. The report shows that the European region now has nearly 120 million subscribers, 32 per cent of the global broadband market.The stats also show that worldwide broadband subscribers have now surpassed 380 million, an increase of 17 per cent in the past 12 months, demonstrating the continuing strong growth of broadband deployment across the globe. The top ten countries by broadband subscribers, is once again led by the US, which has nearly 77 million broadband subscribers. China, whose broadband deployment has grown by over 6.5 per cent in the last year and now has just over 76 million subscribers, is a close second and should shortly overtake the US in that top spot. However, Europe countries dominate the chart, with Germany, the UK, France, Italy and Spain all in the top ten.Top ten:USAChinaJapanGermanyUKFranceSouth KoreaItalyCanadaSpain

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