Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
New Zealand DSL uptake rockets 61 per cent in 2006
Posted on 15-Dec-2006 14:56 by Juha. | Tags Filed under: News.


New Zealand DSL uptake rockets 61 per cent in 2006
Broadband industry organisation the DSL Forum says New Zealand added 184,187 new DSL subscribers in the 12 months to 30 September 2006, bringing the total figure to 486,000 a growth of 61% in the year.

This growth rate figure compares to a mere 6.2 per cent in the Asia Pacific region, or 1,728,412 DSL more subscribers according to DSL Forum. The total number of DSL subscribers in the APAC is 29.5 million.

Globally, DSL Forum reckons there were some 173 million DSL customers out of a total of 263 million broadband users around September 30, 2006. The rate of broadband users is increasing by one and a quarter million every week, says the DSL Forum. Two-thirds of the new broadband users in the year are DSL customers.

DSL is the world's most widely deployed broadband access technology with 65.61 per cent market share. Cable is second with 22.84 per cent, but fibre to the premises is becoming popular too, and is now at third place with 10.84 per cent of the market.

The United States still has the most broadband customers - more than 55.5 million. China is snapping at its heels though, and has 48.5 million customers now, followed by Japan with 26 million broadband users. These three countries account for almost half of all broadband connections in the world, according to the DSL forum.

Source: Data provided for the DSL Forum by Point Topic


News source: http://www.dslforum.org/...

comments powered by Disqus




Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Gareth Morgan is a genius
Created by Satch, last reply by JayADee on 10-Dec-2016 13:58 (174 replies)
Pages... 10 11 12


NZ Prime Minister John Key Resigns
Created by ajobbins, last reply by networkn on 10-Dec-2016 11:10 (219 replies)
Pages... 13 14 15


The President Of The USA - Who do you think?
Created by TimA, last reply by DarthKermit on 8-Dec-2016 16:22 (909 replies)
Pages... 59 60 61


Spark wireless broadband and home /lan access: CGNAT limitations
Created by yokkem, last reply by BarTender on 8-Dec-2016 15:57 (19 replies)
Pages... 2


Spark not planning to deploy native IPv6 at all. Ever.
Created by Erayd, last reply by sbiddle on 7-Dec-2016 20:57 (19 replies)
Pages... 2


Woooaaahh earthquake 2016-11-14
Created by Fred99, last reply by DarthKermit on 9-Dec-2016 16:16 (471 replies)
Pages... 30 31 32


Wilson's Car Park - When Free is not free
Created by nzkiwiman, last reply by cr250bromo on 9-Dec-2016 09:30 (51 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


JB Hifi Cost & GST Sale - 7th Dec
Created by Finch, last reply by Kopkiwi on 7-Dec-2016 15:11 (16 replies)
Pages... 2