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Point Topic: now over one billion fixed broadband subscriptions

The one billionth fixed broadband subscription globally was almost certainly signed up before the end of September this year, according to research outfit Point Topic. Point Topic’s most recent research put the total number of global fixed line broadband subscribers at 983 million at the end of June. Current adoption rates mean that the billionth […]

Fibre and cable technologies now dominating global broadband

Some 77% of broadband fixed subscriptions globally are now served by either fibre or cable networks, according to research by Point Topic. According to the research outfit’s Global Broadband Statistics report, over half of broadband subscriptions in each of over 40 countries studied are now covered by full fibre, ‘fibre-fed’ copper, or cable. Leading markets […]

IPTV growth takes global total past 130m

IPTV is still growing strongly, with double-digit growth in markets including Spain, Brazil and Turkey over the last 24 months helping push the global total to over 130 million subscribers, according to Point Topic. According to the research group, quarterly growth rates have gone up in all regions except North America, where the change in […]

IPTV subscriptions top 100 million

Global IPTV subscriber numbers topped 100 million for the first time in the first quarter of this year, according to new stats by research firm Point Topic.  The firm said there were 4.6m new IPTV subscriptions during the Q1 2014 period, taking the total number of subscriptions to 100.9m. This represented 4.8% growth in the […]

IPTV subscriber numbers grow 21% in 2013

Global IPTV subscriber numbers grew by 21% last year, reaching 96 million at the end of 2013, according to figures released by the Broadband Forum.  The international non-profit organisation said that the figures, compiled by Point Topic, showed that 17 million new subscribers signed up for IPTV in the year. It also said that at […]

Most European broadband to still come from copper lines in 2020

Most of Europe will still get its broadband delivered over copper phone lines, despite the rollout of fibre, according to research by broadband, IPTV and VoIP market intelligence firm Point Topic.  The study claims that though at least 90% of homes in the European Union will have access to broadband speeds of 30 Mbps download […]