Research firm Point Topic released its latest global broadband report, showing that new broadband subscribers are mostly from the BRIC block (Brazil, Russia, China and India).
According to the Point Topic report there were 6.5 million net broadband additions in the BRIC countries, representing 58% of total growth.
“The BRICs come high up since they have a significantly lower population penetration than most other ‘top 10′ broadband countries. It is likely they will continue to dominate these charts for 2013 at least,” Point Topic said.
One of the driving forces behind the strong global broadband growth is the new undersea cables in 2011 and 2012, bringing additional international bandwidth to some territories.
The research firm pointed out that mature broadband markets like the US, France and Germany are still posting strong numbers, giving an indication of how much the demand for broadband has increased.
The following chart shows the Top 10 broadband countries based on net additions in Q4 2012.
When looking at percentage growth, Qatar, Serbia and Belarus lead the pack.
“There is plenty of growth outside the Top 10 as the second (and third) waves of broadband are deployed and adopted,” said Point Topic.