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Global Broadband - Countries Embrace National Broadband Networks

Overview

This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments for the Global Broadband Market. The report analyses the global fixed broadband sector and is supported by case studies, regional information, company information and key statistics.

Subjects include:

  • Broadband market and industry analyses, trends and developments;
  • Broadband facts, figures and statistics;
  • Broadband industry and regulatory issues;
  • Broadband infrastructure;
  • Regional overviews for North America ; Latin America; Europe; Western Europe; Eastern Europe; Africa ; Middle East and Asia Pacific.

Executive Summary

Fibre infrastructure making inroads

The majority of governments around the world have now accepted that national broadband networks are the way forward with over 140 countries around the world having concrete national broadband networks in place.

The challenge now is to put these policies into practice and implement these policies. Ultimately all of these broadband plans will require national fibre optic networks. There simply is no other technology that can handle the capacity of data and applications that will be needed to run the cities and countries from today onwards. This infrastructure needs to be robust. It has to have enormous capacity. It needs to be secure and to be able to protect privacy.

All agree that a broadband infrastructure is needed to face the economic and social challenges that lie ahead and broadband infrastructure is perceived by all to be critical for the development of the digital economy, healthcare, education, e-government and so on. The resource-rich countries have embarked on large-scale FttP projects in order to diversify their economies.

With more and more countries rolling out FttP networks, the knowledge base of the technology has increased, while at the same time the cost of deployment has decreased. Around the world, FttP has become the norm in Greenfield deployments.

A well-designed network will be able to support different applications in the future, including those not well supported by either today's ‘telecom' or ‘Internet', or other applications not even conceived yet. The most important technological consideration should be that it is flexible.

It will take time to achieve the big social and economic benefits and the key reason for this are that the availability of fast broadband is sufficiently new and insufficiently ubiquitous that we cannot yet expect to see all of the productivity benefits.

Key developments:

  • FttP rollouts are occurring in some developing economies such as Indonesia, South Africa, Brazil, and India, where there is demand in at least the top 5% of the market. In such economies this immediately translates into tens of millions of users.
  • In terms of broadband penetration, the top 5 countries globally include: Switzerland; Norway; Denmark; The Netherlands and France.
  • Resolving the issues surrounding control and governance of the Internet is of fundamental importance to the future success of the Internet.
  • There is no doubt that the Google Fiber project been a success and it has announced over 30 more areas which it will move into with its fibre networks - putting more and more pressure on the US incumbents.
  • Global broadband speeds continue to rise and at the end of 2014 the global average sat at 4.5 mb/s.
  • Global broadband prices are declining in most parts of the world, making it more affordable and therefore more obtainable to the greater population. However in many of the developing countries the average decline rate in broadband pricing has begun to slow.
  • With more and more video applications being used in ever increasing broader markets; there is a widespread interest and pressure to offer higher-speed services.
  • Asia is a key broadband market and accounted for around 46% of global fixed broadband subscribers coming into 2015.

Table of Contents

1. Majority of Countries have Broadband Networks Plans

  • 1.1. Global Progress Towards National Broadband Networks
    • 1.1.1. Why National broadband Networks are so important
    • 1.1.2. The many aspects of broadband infrastructure
    • 1.1.3. Is ICT the panacea for global development?
    • 1.1.4. Technology critical consideration
    • 1.1.5. National Broadband Network Company
    • 1.1.6. Wireless broadband
    • 1.1.7. Other quick-win areas
    • 1.1.8. Trans-sector government
    • 1.1.9. National broadband; leadership required
    • 1.1.10. Countries with broadband policies
    • 1.1.11. National broadband network examples
  • 1.2. Broadband Commission for Development
    • 1.2.1. Overview
    • 1.2.2. Developments in 2015
    • 1.2.3. Positive global stats - moving on to Sustainable Development Goals

2. Broadband Infrastructure in the Global Context

  • 2.1. Broadband Infrastructure and the Economy
    • 2.1.1. Economic prosperity depends on digital productivity
    • 2.1.2. ICT industry has the driver's seat
    • 2.1.3. Transformation requires open ICT infrastructure
    • 2.1.4. Brief insights into ICT infrastructure developments
    • 2.1.5. Collaborative trans-sector policies
    • 2.1.6. Effect of Australia's NBN on the rest of the world
    • 2.1.7. The issue is Industry Transformation, not Broadband
    • 2.1.8. The impact on the economy
    • 2.1.9. Conclusion
    • 2.1.10. Paul Budde Consultancy
  • 2.2. Net Neutrality and Internet Governance: A Key Issue
    • 2.2.1. Complex societies depend on ICT infrastructure
    • 2.2.2. The Internet and the economy - in statistics
    • 2.2.3. Control of the internet
    • 2.2.4. Case study - USA and Network neutrality
    • 2.2.5. The two sides of Net Neutrality - update 2015
    • 2.2.6. E-security
    • 2.2.7. Cybercrime
    • 2.2.8. Security developments
    • 2.2.9. Be prepared with robust national infrastructure
    • 2.2.10. Conclusion - infrastructure essential for the digital economy

3. Global Broadband Statistics and Trends

  • 3.1. Market Overview and Statistics
    • 3.1.1. Market-led demand for FttP is picking up
    • 3.1.2. Mobile broadband: killer app for FttP
    • 3.1.3. Positive outlook for investments in backbones
    • 3.1.4. Global fixed broadband market summary
    • 3.1.5. Top 10 major fixed-line carriers worldwide by subscribers

4. Regional Overviews

  • 4.1. North America
    • 4.1.1. USA
    • 4.1.2. Canada
  • 4.2. Latin America
    • 4.2.1. Overview
    • 4.2.2. Brazil
    • 4.2.3. Argentina
    • 4.2.4. Mexico
  • 4.3. Europe
    • 4.3.1. Overview
    • 4.3.2. Broadband plans
    • 4.3.3. France
    • 4.3.4. Latvia
    • 4.3.5. Lithuania
    • 4.3.6. Spain
    • 4.3.7. Sweden
    • 4.3.8. Finland
  • 4.4. Africa
    • 4.4.1. Overview
    • 4.4.2. IXPs
    • 4.4.3. Ghana
    • 4.4.4. Tanzania
    • 4.4.5. Mauritius
    • 4.4.6. Algeria
    • 4.4.7. Egypt
    • 4.4.8. Morocco
    • 4.4.9. South Africa
    • 4.4.10. Kenya
    • 4.4.11. Libya
    • 4.4.12. Rwanda
    • 4.4.13. Zimbabwe
  • 4.5. Middle East
    • 4.5.1. Overview
    • 4.5.2. Bahrain
    • 4.5.3. Iran
    • 4.5.4. Iraq
    • 4.5.5. Israel
    • 4.5.6. Jordan
    • 4.5.7. Kuwait
    • 4.5.8. Lebanon
    • 4.5.9. Oman
    • 4.5.10. Qatar
    • 4.5.11. Saudi Arabia
    • 4.5.12. Syria
    • 4.5.13. Turkey
    • 4.5.14. United Arab Emirates
    • 4.5.15. Yemen
  • 4.6. Asia
    • 4.6.1. Overview
    • 4.6.2. Japan
    • 4.6.3. South Korea
    • 4.6.4. Singapore
    • 4.6.5. Malaysia
    • 4.6.6. China
    • 4.6.7. Taiwan
  • 4.7. Pacific Region
    • 4.7.1. Australia
    • 4.7.2. New Zealand

List of Tables:

  • Table 1 - Countries with existing national broadband policies - 2014
  • Table 2 - Australia - broadband market share by technology and annual change - 2008 - 2014
  • Table 3 - Kenya - mobile internet subscribers by provider - 2013 - 2014
  • Table 4 - South Korea - broadband subscribers and households - January 2015
  • Table 5 - South Korea - broadband internet subscriber numbers by system - 1998 - 2015
  • Table 6 - Global - Internet users and annual change - 2009 - 2015
  • Table 7 -Global IT security spending - 2011 - 2016
  • Table 8 - Global Internet Bandwidth Growth by Tb/s - 2010 - 2014
  • Table 9 - Global - Internet users and annual change - 2009 - 2015
  • Table 10 - Global - fixed broadband subscribers and annual change - 2005 - 2015
  • Table 11 - Regional - Market share of fixed broadband subscribers - 2014
  • Table 12 - Top ten broadband countries by subscribers - Q1 2013; Q4 2014
  • Table 13 - Top ten broadband countries by penetration - 2012; Q3 2014
  • Table 14 - Global - broadband subscribers by access technology - Q1 2014
  • Table 15 - Global - broadband market share by access technology - Q1 2013; Q1 2014
  • Table 16 - Global - average broadband speed by mb/s - 2012; 2013; 2014
  • Table 17 - Top 10 countries by high broadband connectivity of above 10Mb/s
  • Table 18 - Average broadband connection speed - top 10 countries -Q4 2012; Q4 2013; Q4 2014
  • Table 19 - Global - total broadband services revenue - 2011 - 2014
  • Table 20 - Top 10 major fixed-line parent carriers worldwide by subscribers - 2013
  • Table 21 - Market competition: proportion of broadband subscribers by speed band - 2014
  • Table 22 - Average broadband access speed (download) - 2008 - 2014
  • Table 23 - Europe - broadband indicators (household) - 2011 - 2014
  • Table 24 - Europe - share of broadband connections by speed - 2011 - 2014
  • Table 25 - FttP premises through network sharing - 2010 - 2015
  • Table 26 -Arab States - Regional market share of fixed broadband subscribers - 2014
  • Table 27 - Bahrain - Internet users and penetration estimates - 2005 - 2015
  • Table 28 - Bahrain - broadband subscribers - 2005 - 2015
  • Table 29 - Iran - internet users and penetration estimates - 1996 - 2015
  • Table 30 - Iran - fixed broadband subscribers - 2000 - 2015
  • Table 31 - Iraq - internet user penetration and estimates - 2001 - 2014
  • Table 32 - Iraq - fixed broadband subscribers - 2006 - 2014
  • Table 33 - Israel - internet users and penetration - 1997 - 2014
  • Table 34 - Israel - fixed broadband subscribers - 2001 - 2014
  • Table 35 - Jordan - Internet subscribers by access method - 2009 -2014
  • Table 36 - Kuwait - internet users and penetration - 1995 - 2014
  • Table 37 - Kuwait - fixed Broadband subscribers - 2001 - 2014
  • Table 38 - Lebanon- internet user and penetration estimates - 1995 - 2015
  • Table 39 - Lebanon - fixed broadband subscribers and penetration - 2002 - 2015
  • Table 40 - Oman - internet users and penetration - 1998 - 2014
  • Table 41 - Oman - fixed broadband subscribers - 2004 - 2014
  • Table 42 - Qatar - internet users and penetration - 1995 - 2014
  • Table 43 - Qatar - fixed broadband subscribers - 2002 - 2014
  • Table 44 - Saudi Arabia - fixed broadband subscriptions - technologies and penetration - 2008 - 2015
  • Table 45 - Syria - internet user and penetration rate - 1999 - 2014
  • Table 46 - Syria - fixed broadband subscribers - 2004 - 2014
  • Table 47 - Turkey - internet user and penetration rate - 1998 - 2014
  • Table 48 - Turkey - broadband subscribers and penetration - 2009 - 2014
  • Table 49 - Turkey - broadband subscribers by access technology - 2009 - 2013
  • Table 50 - UAE - internet users and penetration - 1995 - 2015
  • Table 51 - UAE - fixed broadband subscribers and penetration - 2001 - 2015
  • Table 52 - Yemen - internet user and penetration estimates - 1997 - 2014
  • Table 53 - Yemen - fixed broadband subscribers - 2005 - 2014
  • Table 54 -FttX subscribers - Asia v. Global - 2003 - 2014
  • Table 55 - Japan - Fixed broadband subscribers by access type - 2005 - 2015
  • Table 56 - Japan - Fixed broadband subscriber annual change / market share by access type - 2005 - 2015
  • Table 57 - Japan - FttH subscribers and market share by operator - 2010 - 2015
  • Table 58 - Japan FttH subscribers and penetration - 2005 - 2015
  • Table 59 - South Korea - Fixed broadband internet subscriber growth and penetration rate - 2005 - 2015
  • Table 60 - South Korea - Broadband subscribers and households - January 2015
  • Table 61 - South Korea - Broadband market share by operator - January 2015
  • Table 62 - South Korea - Broadband internet subscriber numbers by system - 2005 - 2015
  • Table 63 - Singapore - Broadband subscribers - 2005 - 2015
  • Table 64 - Singapore - Overview of broadband/household subscribers - March 2015
  • Table 65 - Singapore - Broadband subscribers by sector - March 2015
  • Table 66 - Singapore - Broadband market share - by major access types - March 2015
  • Table 67 - Singapore - FttP broadband subscribers - 2011 - 2015
  • Table 68 - Malaysia - Fixed broadband subscribers - 2005 - 2015
  • Table 69 - Malaysia - Total broadband subscribers and household penetration - 2009 - 2015
  • Table 70 - Malaysia - Fixed broadband subscribers and households - 2014
  • Table 71 - Malaysia - Mobile broadband subscribers and penetration - 2007 - 2014
  • Table 72 - Malaysia - UniFi broadband subscribers and premises passed - 2010 - 2015
  • Table 73 - Malaysia - FttX subscribers - 2008 - 2014
  • Table 74 - China - Broadband subscribers, annual change and penetration - 2005 - 2014
  • Table 75 - China - Broadband subscribers and households - October 2014
  • Table 76 - China Telecom broadband subscribers and annual change - 2005 - 2014
  • Table 77 - China Unicom broadband subscribers and annual change - 2005 - 2014
  • Table 78 - China - FttP subscribers - 2006 - 2014
  • Table 79 - Taiwan - Fixed-line broadband subscribers, penetration and proportion of internet subscribers - 2005 - 2015
  • Table 80 - Taiwan - Fixed-line and wireless broadband subscribers by technology - 2005 - 2015
  • Table 81 - Taiwan - Fixed broadband subscribers and households - April 2015
  • Table 82 - Taiwan - FttP subscribers - 2007 - 2015
  • Table 83 - Taiwan - Chunghwa Telecom broadband subscribers by technology and market share - 2005 - 2014
  • Table 84 - Australia - broadband subscribers by platform - 2009 - 2014
  • Table 85 - Australia - wireless internet subscribers by access technology - 2009 - 2014
  • Table 86 - Australia - fixed-line broadband data usage by users - 2008 - 2014
  • Table 87 - Australia - household/individual broadband connections - 2012 - 2014
  • Table 88 - New Zealand - fixed-line broadband penetration by access method - 2007 - 2014
  • Table 89 - New Zealand - fixed-line broadband connections by data cap (per month) - 2011 - 2014
  • Table 90 - New Zealand - fixed-broadband subscribers - 2006 - 2015
  • Table 91 - New Zealand - dial-up internet subscribers - 2011 - 2015
  • Table 92 - New Zealand - average data consumption- 2011 - 2015
  • Table 93 - New Zealand - proportion of broadband subscriptions by data rate - 2012 - 2013
  • Table 94 - New Zealand - Estimated cost of building the UFB

List of Charts:

  • Chart 1 - South Korea - share of broadband subscribers by technology - 2002 - 2015
  • Chart 2 - Top 10 major fixed-line parent carriers worldwide by subscribers - 2013
  • Chart 3 - FttX subscribers - Asia v. Global - 2003-2014
  • Chart 4 - Japan - fixed broadband subscribers and population penetration - 2000 - 2015
  • Chart 5 - Japan FttX subscribers and population penetration - 2002 - 2015
  • Chart 6 - South Korea fixed broadband subscribers and population penetration - 2000 - 2015
  • Chart 7 - South Korea - Broadband market share by operator - January 2015
  • Chart 8 - South Korea share of broadband subscribers by technology - 2006 - 2015
  • Chart 9 - Malaysia - Broadband subscribers and penetration - 2009-2015
  • Chart 10 - China - Broadband subscribers and household penetration - 2005 - 2014
  • Chart 11 - Taiwan - Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration - 2005 - 2015
  • Chart 12 - Taiwan - Fixed-line broadband subscribers by technology - 2005 - 2015

List of Exhibits:

  • Exhibit 1 - Singapore - Structure of National Broadband Network
  • Exhibit 2 - Transformation - business case examples
  • Exhibit 3 - Global developments that are forcing transformation
  • Exhibit 4 - Regulatory system needs to support transformation
  • Exhibit 5 - Smart communities
  • Exhibit 6- Internet of Things - the next infrastructure inflection point
  • Exhibit 7- Trans-sector vs. Cross-sector
  • Exhibit 8 - Broadband Commission for Digital Development
  • Exhibit 9 - How does broadband relate to economic development?
  • Exhibit 10 - Key applications of a digital economy
  • Exhibit 11 - Interesting statistics on the impact of the Internet and the economy
  • Exhibit 12 - Implications of ending net neutrality
  • Exhibit 13 - Norway a leader in net neutrality
  • Exhibit 14 - FCC Open Internet Rules
  • Exhibit 15 - Netherlands adopted net neutrality legislation
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