Thursday, September 07, 2006

China to lead the broadband world (iTnews - Australia)

“China will overtake the US next year to become the world's largest broadband Internet market, analysts have forecast.

The number of broadband subscribers in China is growing at a staggering 79 percent annually, and will reach 79 million in 2007, consulting firm Ovum predicted in research released today.

Recent estimates from Leichtman Research suggest that the number of broadband connections in the US, currently the world's largest market, is around 51 million.

Ovum's predictions are in line with those from other researchers. In-Stat estimated recently that the number of broadband households in China will reach 130 million by 2010. “