Worldwide broadband subscribers will exceed 150 million before the end of 2004, according to Point Topic. Worldwide broadband subscriptions rose to 136.4 mln in Q3 2004. This marks a 53% increase from 89 mln lines in Q3 2003 – an absolute increase of 47 mln lines. The Asia Pacific share of subscriptions stood at 43% with 58.7 mln lines. EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) market share increased by 4% since Q3 2003 to 27% and 37.1 mln lines, as the Americas share declined by 3% to 30% reaching 40.6 mln lines.