Asian fixed broadband markets set to reach 50 percent penetration

Fixed broadband household penetration in markets such as China, the Philippines
and Vietnam will surge past the 50 percent mark by 2020, according to Point

The deployment of next generation networks in Asia is allowing service
providers to supply new innovative offerings such as multiplay packages, IPTV,
fixed-mobile convergence and sophisticated enterprise solutions.


Factors shaping this dynamic market include Gross
National Income (GNI), the growth of urban populations, national regulatory
environments and the spending plans and policies of governments in the region.

While regional broadband growth is strong, some non-trivial challenges remain.
Some markets are at risk of being left behind and will need some central
intervention to avoid that outcome. In addition it’s essential that competition
in the service market is free and fair,” said Oliver Johnson, CEO of specialist
broadband analysis company Point Topic.

The region is also home to a mix of mature, emerging and youthful broadband
markets. In Asia at the country level it is clear that the internal as well as
international digital divides will remain a fact of life to the end of the
decade and beyond.

If we look more closely at the mix of infrastructure and technology deployment
the divides can be even greater. The national challenges are not so much how to
deliver ever-faster broadband services but how to provide them across whole
countries,” Johnson added.

Johnson is making presentation on Broadband Trends in Asia at the
CommunicAsia2011 Conference.


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