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FTTP leads the charge as global broadband blasts past 1bn subs

Two interesting yet conflicting sets of global broadband market research arrived within a month of each other – one forecasting a global subscriber base of 1 billion before the close of 2019 while a more optimistic outlook saw the market surpassing the 1 billion mark back in October 2018. But despite some timeframe differences, common ground is found on the basis that the fiber broadband market is flourishing. Research firm Kagan is behind the former, publishing results this week showing 974.7 million global broadband subscribers at the end of 2018, rising to 1 billion by the end of 2019. Meanwhile, a forecast from the Broadband Forum and Point Topic delivered last month projects 1.2 billion fixed broadband subscribers by 2025…

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