Point Topic: DSL demand up

Total number of broadband lines in the world was at 77 million at the end of June – up 24% from 62 million lines at the end of December. According to the stats, DSL makes up 47.6 million lines, while cable modems account for 30.3 million broadband connections. And only in North America is cable broadband growing faster than DSL, at 18.2 per cent rather than 15.5 per cent. Overall, the USA is by far the largest broadband market with more than 20 million broadband lines. South Korea and Japan account for 10.9 million and 10.4 million lines respectively.