Asia Takes Broadband Lead
From Light Reading: Asia Takes Broadband Lead
"According to statistics from eMarketer Inc., the U.S. population has the greatest number of broadband homes, with 34.3 million at the end of last year, but its penetration rate is no longer even in the top ten. The leader on that count is South Korea, which has benefited from an aggressive market and strong government support to reach a massive uptake rate of 73 percent."
"Broadband use has especially soared in China, from just 4 million households in 2002 to more than 23 million in 2004. What’s more, only 6.5 percent of Chinese households have broadband, compared with 29.9 percent in the U.S., indicating a much greater potential for growth in the future."
"eMarketer expects the Asia-Pacific region to account for 145.8 million broadband connections by 2008 -- about 65 million more than Western Europe and 70 million more than North America."