65.7% of global broadband connections are DSL

Worldwide, DSL remains the most popular broadband access technology with a 65.7% market share. DSL accounts for 87% of all broadband subscribers in the Middle East and Africa ? the fastest growing broadband region ? and 82% in the European Union (EU). The EU added 17.5 million DSL subscribers in the year to maintain its position as the world’s number one broadband and DSL region. Of the other broadband access technologies, fiber to the home or other close location (FTTx), now delivers more than 10% of broadband services across the world. Less than 1% of broadband is delivered by satellite, accounting for 784,750 subscribers, Point Topic says.