DSL subscriptions roared past the 150 mln mark in Q1 2006, surging nearly 40% in the previous 12 months, the DSL Forum said. China paced the growth adding nearly 10 mln new subscribers between Q1 2005 and Q1 2006. The US added 5.6 mln DSL subscribers. EU countries added more than 17 mln new DSL subscribers, reaching nearly 53 mln total. Those numbers represent a growth of 48%. Europe accounts for nearly 35% of the world’s DSL subscribers.