Skip to main content

China to Top U.S. in Broadband Subscribers

If the competitiveness of nations can be measured by their broadband subscriber rolls, then the United States is on the verge of losing its leadership to China, market researchers at iSuppli Corporation suggest -- China already is rapidly approaching the United States as the country with the largest number of broadband subscribers, according to the El Segundo, California-based firm, and by the end of the year, China is expected to have 34 million subscribers, compared to 39 million in the United States. By the end of 2007, China is expected to have 57 million broadband subscribers, compared to 54 million in the United States, with an even wider lead in the years to follow. As nations jockey for economic advantage, broadband access is emerging as a key competitive differentiator, iSuppli noted. iSuppli estimates that at the end of 2004, the United States ranked 15th worldwide for broadband penetration of Internet homes. If nothing dramatic occurs, iSuppli expects America�s ranking to continue to decline in the coming years.

Popular posts from this blog

GenAI Investment Drives Asia-Pacific Growth

Across the globe, digital business transformation has a new catalyst for substantive advancements. Generative AI (GenAI) is about to transform many industries around the world. According to the latest market study by International Data Corporation (IDC), spending on GenAI in the Asia-Pacific region will reach a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 95.4 percent between 2022 and 2027. "China is projected to maintain its position as the dominant market for GenAI, while Japan and India are set to become the most rapidly expanding markets in the forthcoming years," said Deepika Giri, head of research, IDC APJ . Asia-Pacific  Generative AI Market Development The IDC market study clearly shows the burgeoning Generative AI landscape in the Asia-Pacific region. Here are some of the most significant insights. Surging GenAI Spending: The study predicts a growth trajectory for GenAI spending in the region. By 2027, expenditures are expected to reach $26 billion, reflecting the widespre