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USA Leads Broadband Subscriber Top 15 Ranking
Worldwide Broadband Subscribers Will Top 215M in 2005

Updated November 14, 2005 -
The worldwide number of Internet broadband subscribers will surpass 215 million in 2005—up from less than 5M in 1999 and 67M in 2002. USA is the leader in broadband subscribers and will reach nearly 47M at year-end 2005. China is in second place and will challenge for the lead in a few years. Worldwide broadband subscribers are forecasted to top 500M by the end of 2010.

In comparison the USA will have nearly 198M Internet users by year-end 2005 and worldwide Internet users is projected to top 1,080M in 2005. Worldwide Internet users are forecasted to reach nearly 1.8B in 2010. 

Top 15 Countries in Broadband Subscribers
Year-end 2005: Broadband Subscribers (#M) Share %
1. U.S. 46.9 21.6
2. China 35.6 16.5
3. Japan 26.4 12.2
4. South Korea 13.1 6.04
5. France 9.6 4.42
6. Germany 9.5 4.40
7. UK 8.9 4.35
8. Canada 6.7 3.09
9. Italy 6.6 3.05
10. Spain 4.6 2.12
11. Netherlands 4.4 2.00
12. Taiwan 4.3 1.97
13. Brazil 3.0 1.39
14. Australia 2.6 1.21
15. Belgium 2.1 0.97
Top 15 Countries 185.2 85.25
Worldwide Total 217.2 100

South Korea is the leader in broadband subscribers per capita, followed by the Netherlands, Hong Kong and the Scandinavian countries. The USA is ranked #15 in broadband subscribers per capita. Japan also has higher broadband penetration than the USA and is ranked number 8. All broadband technologies are included in the figures.

More information is available in "Internet Users By Country", a market research report by eTForecasts. The report estimates and forecasts the number of Internet users for 57 countries and the six main regions of the world for 1994 through 2010.

eTForecasts publishes market research reports for the PC, PDA/Smartphones, mobile phones, information appliance and Internet industries.

 
 
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  Updated September 27, 2004