Feeds

DSL has 19m users worldwide

'Impressive'

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

The number of global DSL users almost tripled during 2001, according to the latest stats from PointTopic.

It found there were almost 19 million DSL customers at the end of 2001 - compared to 6.5 million 12 months earlier.

According to the authors of the DSL Worldwide Retail Directory, Edition 5 this marks "an impressive achievement for the industry and a demonstration of the demand for broadband."

However, price still remains an issue. Europe remains the most expensive place to subscribe to DSL with charges (including installation and equipment costs) ranging between $50 and $75 a month.

In the US that figure is nearer $50 a month whereas in Asia Pacific it's between $20 and $50 a month.

Looking at Europe, the report finds that local loop unbundling (the process of opening up phone networks to competition) has failed to trouble incumbent telcos.

Instead of pressing ahead with LLU, the report's authors suggest that regulators should opt to promote the provision of wholesale services. ®

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
Same old iPad? NO. The new 'soft SIMs' are BIG NEWS
AppleSIM 'ware to allow quick switch of carriers
Brits: Google, can you scrape 60k pages from web, pleeease
Hey, c'mon Choc Factory, it's our 'right to be forgotten'
Of COURSE Stephen Elop's to blame for Nokia woes, says author
'Google did have some unique propositions for Nokia'
FCC, Google cast eye over millimetre wireless
The smaller the wave, the bigger 5G's chances of success
It's even GRIMMER up North after MEGA SKY BROADBAND OUTAGE
By 'eck! Eccles cake production thrown into jeopardy
Mobile coverage on trains really is pants
You thought it was just *insert your provider here*, but now we have numbers
Don't mess with Texas ('cos it's getting Google Fiber and you're not)
A bit late, but company says 1Gbps Austin network almost ready to compete with AT&T
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Cloud and hybrid-cloud data protection for VMware
Learn how quick and easy it is to configure backups and perform restores for VMware environments.
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.