Frost & Sullivan: Asia-Pacific's broadband market is on the rise

Despite ongoing growth of mobile broadband services, Frost & Sullivan's Asia-Pacific Fixed Broadband Market study reveals that Asia-Pacific fixed broadband subscribers will grow 17.3 percent to reach 182 million users by the end of 2009. Frost & Sullivan analyst Adeel Najam said government-led broadband initiatives such as Malaysia's high-speed broadband (HSBB) project, Australia's controversial national broadband network (NBN) and Singapore's iN2015 master plan will be major contributors to the region's broadband growth. In addition, Najam said that telcos in developing markets will continue to roll out traditional DSL networks.

Frost & Sullivan forecasts that the broadband subscriber base in Asia-Pacific, which covers 14 countries including Japan, will grow at a CAGR of 14.1 percent annually (between 2009 to 2014) to reach 342.9 million subscribers by the end of 2014. What's more, Asia Pacific's household broadband penetration will rise from about 18 percent in 2008 to 37.2 percent in 2014 with about $69 billion in revenue.   

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