Wireless broadband may offer great convenience to users, but wireline broadband continues to grow, argues Analysys Mason.
On a global basis, the analyst firm forecasts that the total number of wireline-based world broadband connections will pass 500 million by the end of 2010, growing to 720 million by the end of 2015.
While wireline-based broadband will make up 62 percent of the 1.16 billion worldwide broadband connections available by the end of 2015, there are two sides to worldwide wireline broadband growth.
Not surprisingly, developed regions (Central and Eastern Europe, developed Asia-Pacific, North America and Western Europe) will only grow at a CAGR of 3.9 percent during the period. Emerging markets (Central and Latin America, emerging Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa) meanwhile will grow at a CAGR of 13.7 percent.
Even though Central and Latin America's wireline broadband base will grow at a CAGR will of 15.4 percent between 2009 and 2015, its growth will be eclipsed by Asia-Pacific. Asia-Pacific's broadband base will grow from 117 million lines at the end of 2009 to more than 250 million by the end of 2015.
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