Home Page News Briefs People Media Telecom Archives About Us
Advertising Subscribe Reuse & Permissions
The Hill Times Parliament Now The Lobby Monitor HTCareers

NL International Briefs

News | 06/23/2005 4:00 am EDT

DSL providers catch 10 million new subscribers
New data from Point Tropic indicates that DSL providers around the world captured 10 million new subscribers in the first quarter of 2005. The figures were provided for the DSL Forum. There are now approximately 107 million DSL subscribers globally and this figure is expected to reach 115 million by the end of June 2005. In the quarter, the United States added more than 1.37 million subscribers – the second largest increase worldwide. Canada gained nearly 165,000 new DSL subscribers to bring the Canadian total to more than 2.8 million. China, home to the largest population of DSL subscribers and accounting for 95% of DSL subscribers in South and South East Asia, added more than 2.5 million in the quarter. In Western Europe, France, the United Kingdom and Germany each added more than 500,000 subscribers. Japan added the same amount. The U.K. is the fastest growing established DSL market adding more than 20% to reach nearly five million subscribers.

To keep reading, get a free trial.

Already a Subscriber?

Reuse & Permissions

Unauthorized distribution, transmission, reuse or republication of any and all content is strictly prohibited. To discuss re-use of this material, please contact:

Customer Care, 613-688-8821 | subscriptions@hilltimes.com