BroadbandThe worldwide total of fixed broadband lines will exceed 1 billion and reach 1.02 billion by year-end 2021, according to a new forecast from Point Topic.

Fixed broadband line growth potential is greatest across the South and East Asia regions despite the number of fixed broadband lines in these regions being twice that that for Western Europe, the next largest region in terms of fixed broadband lines, according to Point Topic’s Global Broadband Statistics service.

Fixed Broadband Line Forecast
North America’s strongest broadband growth is behind it, according to the researchers. Although the number of North American lines grew from about 40 million in 2004 to about 110 million as of the end of 2014, the researchers forecast that number to reach only about 120 million by 2020.

The market research provider uses the Gompetz Curve and inputs including forecasts of broadband subscriber numbers, population forecasts and estimates of the number of people per household in producing its country fixed broadband line forecasts.

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