400 mln broadband subscriptions worldwide by 2010

According to IDC, worldwide broadband subscriptions will nearly double in 5 years, expanding from a little more than 205 mln in 2005 to nearly 400 mln in 2010. Increased end-user choice, monthly price cuts, and the proliferation of broadband-enabled applications and services are a few of the factors driving broadband growth. Worldwide broadband services revenue will reach $122.4 bln in 2010. DSL remains the leading installed broadband technology globally, accounting for 67% of subscriptions in 2010. In 2005, broadband finally surpassed narrowband as the primary method online households utilized to connect to the Internet.