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Nearly one billion broadband subs expected by 2018

The number of broadband subscribers worldwide will increase by around 50 per cent over the next five years to reach 940 million by the end of 2018, with Asia-Pacific driving much of this growth according to new figures from UK research firm Point Topic.

EC’s super-fast broadband estimates challenged

Providing super-fast broadband to the whole of the European Union could be much less expensive than previously thought, according to UK research firm Point Topic, which estimates that the whole economic area could be served for €80bn – less than a third of the €270bn estimated by the European Commission in its Digital Agenda.

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UK passes 2m super-fast broadband lines in service

The UK had passed the major milestone of 2mn active subscriptions to super-fast broadband services by the beginning of June, meaning that 10% of the country’s broadband lines are now capable of delivering speeds over 25 Mbps, according to a new report from UK research firm Point Topic.

Oliver Johnson, CEO of Point Topic

Broadband inaction leads to $7tn per year in lost GDP

Tax revenues worth as much as $1.4tn per year are being missed by governments around the world as a result of sluggish rollout of fixed broadband networks, according to UK research firm Point Topic.

Broadband milestone reached: 600mn subs worldwide

The global total of broadband subscribers soared to over 600mn in the first quarter of 2012, indicating a further acceleration in growth as over 100 million new lines were added (20 per cent of the total) in less than 18 months, according to a report prepared for industry body the Broadband Forum by UK research firm Point Topic.

MTS and VimpelCom will build LTE networks in Russia

Russia escapes broadband crunch as others falter

While many markets around the world have seen lower than expected growth over the past three years in terms of broadband adoption, Russia has bucked the trend by posting big growth figures, according to UK research firm Point Topic.

ADTRAN and Aethra Telecommunications collaborate on reverse powered G.fast technology

UK super-fast altnets starting to find their niche

A report from Point Topic finds that smaller network operators are beginning to find a niche for high-speed broadband services in the UK, despite BT and Virgin Media gaining real scale with their own market-dominating services.

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FTTx connections rise 69% in Europe

European operators are continuing to adopt fibre access solutions to meet their customers’ needs and deliver on the vision of a well-connected home, according to a new report from industry body the Broadband Forum (formerly the DSL Forum).

O2 UK will trial fibre broadband this year following customer requests

Global broadband subs surge

The number of broadband subscribers worldwide rose by 3.08 per cent (or 17.4 million lines) during the third quarter of 2011 to reach a total of 581.3 million, according to new figures prepared for the Broadband Forum by Point Topic.

The new trials will add flexibility to BT's FTTP rollout

New fibre rivals gearing up to challenge BT

A raft of new names are poised to enter the UK’s super-fast broadband market and challenge incumbent BT by building alternative fibre-based networks, according to UK analyst firm Point Topic.

Fixed broadband services continue to attract new subscribers

Global broadband subs see fastest quarterly growth since 2009

The number of fixed broadband subscribers worldwide increased by 2.9% on a consecutive basis in the first quarter of this year to reach 15.2mn, giving the biggest quarterly increase in the last two years, according to new figures announced by the Broadband Forum

Nokia's operating loss for 4Q11 totalled €954m

Global bandwidth costs continue to drop, says report

Residential consumer broadband prices per Mbps have continued to fall in 2011, particularly in the Americas, while the rise of fibre-based services means there will be no respite in the pressure for ISPs to offer more value, according to a new report from research firm Point Topic.

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