Cable Europe and Cable Europe Labs released a report which shows sustainable growth and continued investments in high speed fibre networks for European consumers against the backdrop of a heightened EU political will to push broadband penetration to 100 per cent by 2010.
Cable Europe President, Manuel Kohnstamm said, "Fibre-driven growth and high speed capabilities are proving cable's resilience. And these results are good news for Europe. Broadband penetration is significantly higher in active cable markets where we are challenging incumbents with investments in fibre speed for European consumers. Our CEOs estimate that 40 per cent of customers will be using speeds between 10-50Mbps by 2012. This is only the beginning as we're looking at download speed capabilities of up to 400 Mbps â€“ fast enough to leave DSL way behind."