The global IPTV subscriber base increased by 15.6 million over the last 12 months, according to research from Point Topic for the Broadband Forum.
At the end of September, China remained the ledsing IPTV country with 16.3 million subscribers, an increase of 7% quarter-on-quarter. France had the second-highest subscriber base with 12.8 million subs, followed by the US with 9.7 million. Russia saw the highest growth during the third quarter, with its base increasing 17% to 1.9 million.
North America was the region with the highest broadband penetration at 79%, followed by western Europe at 77%.