Feeds

60m DSL lines by year end

$80bn BB revs by 2008

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

The global take-up of DSL continues to grow, with experts forecasting the number of lines will exceed 60 million by the end of the year.

The prediction - from broadband researchers Point Topic - comes as the total number of DSL lines topped 53 million at the end of September - an increase of 73 per cent on the year before.

Combine the total number of cable and DSL lines and three in ten of all the world's Internet access lines are now over broadband, researchers reckon.

However, while ADSL growth is booming in Europe and Latin America, researchers point out that it is slowing in Japan, South Korea and North America.

Elsewhere, consultants Arthur D Little reckon that as high speed Net access penetration continues, the broadband market will see revenues increase from $30 billion today to a whopping $80 billion over the next five years.

And while much of current revenues are generated from access fees, Arthur D. Little predicts that content and service providers will get more of a look-in. For as the industry matures, so too will these providers will begin to see a greater share of revenues.

The prophets at Arthur D Little also reckon that the broadband winners will be those ISPs that operate their own networks.

Oh, and they reckon that DSL will have a "long term advantage" over cable networks. ®

Related Story

DSL growth outstrips demand for cable

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
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.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
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.