The market for fixed-net Internet access in the EU is forecast to grow in 2009 by 8.4 per cent to a new record value of E37.9 billion, according to market research institute EITO.
According to EITO calculations, total data traffic in the Internet is increasing every year by around 50 to 60 per cent. The volume of data of private Internet users in particular is rapidly growing, as more and more high resolution photos, videos and films are transferred in the Internet. "With the growing number of videos and films on offer, users increasingly need faster Internet connections", said EITO chairman Lamborghini. This means that, as well as provision for areas not yet connected, further development of broadband networks is needed for higher speeds of operation.