Global broadband subscribers hit 600-million mark

A recently-published Broadband Forum report revealed that the global number of broadband subscribers has risen by more than 20%, with over 600-million subscribers in the first quarter of 2012 now connected to broadband Internet. That is a growth of over 100 million new lines added in the last 18 months.The global number of broadband subscribers has risen by more than 20% (image: stock.xchng)”This is another significant milestone in an exciting arena that shows no sign of slowing down. It is just 18 months since we celebrated the 500 million subscriber watershed and even less time since IPTV subscribers reached 50 million – yet in both cases growth is still accelerating,” said Broadband Forum’s CEO Robin Mersh.

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