71 mln fiber broadband users in 2009

By 2009, global telco broadband subscribers will rise to 373 mln, nearly equal to the 406 mln cable subscribers around the globe. The following year, global broadband telco subscribers will rise to 413 mln, exceeding the number of cable subscribers for the first time. In 2009, 71 mln telco broadband subscribers will have very high-speed fiber connections that can support an equivalent and potentially superior video service to that provided by MSOs, iSuppli says.