During 2009 an average of 8.8 million new broadband subscribers worldwide signed up for service each month. By 2013, In-Stat forecasts that the number of global broadband subscribers will surpass 1 billion.
Research by In-Stat found the following:
– As of December 2009, there were 578 million worldwide broadband subscribers, an increase of 99 million over the year-end 2008 subscriber total.
– DSL, mobile wireless, and cable modem service are the leading access technologies, providing 89 per cent of worldwide broadband connections.
– Mobile wireless broadband is the second largest access technology (behind DSL) with 18 per cent of total subscribers.
– Over the next few years, the number of households with multiple broadband connections will increase significantly. These multiple connection households will commonly have a wired broadband access technology, like DSL or cable modem service, along with a mobile wireless broadband connection.