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Asian Global Broadband Leadership Assured

Worldwide broadband subscriptions will exceed 536 million by 2011, with DSL representing over half of the market. Fiber (FTTx) and WiMax will be among the fastest growing access technologies in the next fibe years, according to a new report by Strategy Analytics.

"Ambitious fiber rollouts in the U.S. by Verizon and AT&T, and in Europe by French operator Free, will bring overall FTT(x) subscriptions to 64 million by 2011," says Ben Piper, Director of the Strategy Analytics Broadband Network Strategies Service.

That said, it should be duly noted that fiber to the home in the U.S. is barely at one percent market penetration today, and so carriers such as Verizon and AT&T have a long road ahead as they attempt to catch up with the Asia-Pacific and European market leaders.

Broadband Service revenues will surpass $150 billion in 2011, with Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America (Canada, in particular) leading the way. This represents a 13 percent CAGR from 2007 through 2011. Broadband ARPUs will remain stable on a worldwide level.

"Service providers cannot afford to stand still with current access technologies," according to David Mercer, Vice-President of the Strategy Analytics Digital Consumer Practice. "Fiber to the home will eventually provide the ultimate broadband experience for many users, including high definition TV and lightning-fast interactive web-based services."

However, people that live in South Korea, Japan and Hong Kong can already have that ultimate broadband experience today. Furthermore, by 2011 when the U.S. is likely still attempting to reach the 2007 Asia-Pacific superior high-speed broadband rates and associated fiber to the home adoption -- the market leaders would have moved on to new goals that sustain their global leadership.

Given the current U.S. government policy regarding its support of the commercial telecom sector's infrastructure investment agenda, Asian broadband leadership is essentially assured.

This report provides 5-year projections for subscription-based revenues generated by broadband households, including DSL, cable, fiber and other emerging broadband access technologies. The forecast covers 41 countries across Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, North America, Central and Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Middle East & Northern Africa.

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