Broadband has taken a significant step forward as the number of subscriber lines has exceeded the 500 million ...
September 22, 2010
Broadband has taken a significant step forward as the number of subscriber lines has exceeded the 500 million mark.
The milestone was revealed as the Broadband Forum provided its global Broadband and IPTV Industry Update at its quarterly meeting in Hong Kong this week.
Research by industry analysts Point Topic (www.point-topic.com) pinpointed the actual date as being in the third week in July and the Broadband Forum will mark the occasion with a Milestone Celebration later this week.
“This is an extremely significant milestone and it reflects the critical importance of broadband in our daily lives, both for business and leisure,” said Robin Mersh, CEO of the organization.
“The Forum is already looking ahead to the next half billion lines and the challenges and opportunities that such rapid global growth can present.”