Top broadband growth countries in the world

Biggest broadband growth in the world happens in Brazil, Russia, China and India

By - May 11, 2013
Broadband

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.

Top 10 broadband countries - net additions

Top 10 broadband countries – net additions

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.

Top broadband countries - percentage growth

Top broadband countries – percentage growth

More about broadband

Want a 2Gbps broadband connection?

Uncapped broadband: Google versus Telkom

Google launches 1Gbps Internet service

MWEB slashes 10Mbps uncapped ADSL price

Uncapped business ADSL pricing comparison

Forum discussion

Shutterstock is the image partner of MyBroadband – more technology images

Join the conversation

Connect with Us

androidappletwitterfacebookgoogleplusfeednewsletter

Poll

Do you think the salaries CEOs in South Africa are too high?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

More News

Prasa’s head “engineer” charged with fraud

Prasa rail train

Prasa’s head of engineering services Daniel Mthimkhulu appeared in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s court on Wednesday on a charge of fraud.

Slow ADSL speeds: what you can do about it

ADSL Modem

If your ADSL link is synchronising at lower speeds than it should or dropping intermittently, this is what you should look at.

Naspers must pay for its role in apartheid

Naspers on demand

A support group for victims of apartheid on Tuesday called on Media24 and Naspers to create a fund for victims of gross human rights violations after the media company apologised for its role in apartheid on Saturday.

Eskom load shedding hits SA food production

Eskom Logo

Load shedding is having a severe financial impact on South African food production, according to an expert at energy efficiency firm Energy Partners.

X

Newsletter Subscription


Name
Email *
Enter the following to confirm your subscription *
Captcha image


Free MyBroadband Newsletter
Subscribe
X