High growth potential for MENA region as worldwide broadband connections reach 545m

February 08, 2012  | Subscribers Only

Alzbeta Fellenbaum Alzbeta Fellenbaum Manager – Research and Analysis, Service Providers & Platforms
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There were 545m fixed broadband connections worldwide by end 2011, up by 963 per cent year-on-year. China had the largest number of DSL and FTTP subscribers by end 2011, totaling 104.85m and 27.2m respectively and the USA had the largest cable modem subscriber base at 46.19m. Penetration in the Middle East is low compared to the rest of the world, but Israel had one of the highest broadband penetration rates in the region at 68.4 per cent. Morocco, Egypt, Qatar and the UAE all have relatively small broadband markets but potential for growth in these countries is high.

Tables and charts included:

  • Top 10 broadband countries by number of subscribers, end 2011;Broadband technologies used worldwide by end 2011;Top 10 countries by household penetration end 2011 (per cent);Top DSL markets globally by number of subscribers, end 2011;Top cable markets globally by number of subscribers, end 2011;Top FTTP markets globally by number of subscribers, end 2011;The fixed broadband growth of key Middle Eastern countries.

Pages: 9

Tables and charts: 7

Alzbeta Fellenbaum

Manager – Research and Analysis, Service Providers & Platforms

Ms. Alzbeta Fellenbaum, a principal analyst and manager of research at IHS Markit, leads strategic analysis in telecom for the Service Providers & Platforms team.

Geography
Egypt Morocco Qatar UAE
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