ADSL continues to decline, with fibre taking the lead

Point Topic has released its latest World Broadband Statistics report, which shows the number of global fixed broadband connections stands at 889.6 million.

At the end of Q2 2017, the quarterly growth of fixed broadband subscribers slowed compared to the previous quarter, reaching 1.81%.

The share of copper-based technologies – DSL, ADSL, and ADSL2+ – in the total subscriber figure continued to fall in all regions.

In Q2 2017, the fall was especially notable in Oceania and the Americas, where FTTH and FTTx, which includes VDSL, gained more ground.

Overall, the share of FTTH connections in total fixed broadband subscriptions continued to increase in all regions – up 34.3% year-on-year.

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