Fixed-line broadband subscriptions on the up, says ABI Research

Friday, August 20th 2010
A new study has found that the number of fixed-line broadband subscriptions rose ten per cent year-on-year in the second quarter.
Fixed-line broadband subscriptions on the up, says ABI Research
The global number of fixed-line broadband subscriptions has been on the rise for the past year.

In the second quarter of 2010, there were just under 449 million fixed broadband subscribers around the world, according to the latest study from ABI Research.

This marks a ten per cent increase on the figure recorded during the corresponding period of last year, the organisation revealed.

Digital home practice director at ABI Research Jason Blackwell noted that the Asia-Pacific region saw the biggest growth in broadband subscriptions of this type, gaining around three million customers over the three months.

Research associate Khin Sandi Lynn added that European providers - such as BT, Sky and Virgin Media - are resorting to offering bundle deals comprising home phone, broadband and digital TV in order to maintain their average revenue per user.

This echoes recent findings from Ofcom, which claimed that 50 per cent of UK households are now signed up to a package of bundled communications services.

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