Wednesday, July 08, 2009

640M Homes to Have Broadband Globally by 2013

InformationWeek reports that a new study from Parks Associates claims that by 2013 the households globally with broadband internet access will be over 640 million. The firm reports that homes with broadband worldwide grew by over 18% in 2008 exceeding 400 million.

Kurt Scherf from Parks Associates said in a statement, "Bandwidth will continue to be a focus as the operators re-architect their networks to deliver multiple services over the same infrastructure. However, in such a competitive field, bandwidth alone is not enough to win subscribers. Blended applications, combining services such as online video and customer support, offer operators an opportunity to increase average revenue per user. In addition, innovative new services will help differentiate service providers, which can then compete on factors beyond pricing or raw bandwidth."

From the article, "640M Homes to Have Broadband Globally by 2013" by Shane McGlaun

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