Forrester names Europe’s lower tier broadband nations

Broadband grew 92 per cent in Europe in 2002 according to a new report from Forrester Research.

In 2008, Forrester expects 30 per cent of homes will have broadband, 57 per cent of all online households, and advises access providers to shift their focus over the next 18 months from volume to profit growth by expanding tiered services, abandoning their portals, and rethinking billing.

Scandinavia and the Netherlands will dominate the ratings; German-speaking Europe, Belgium, Finland, and the UK will form a second tier; and Southern Europe and Ireland will continue to lag.

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