GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Cable Modem Subscribers markets. The number of Cable Modem Subscribers globally is projected to reach 252.6 million by 2018, driven by the advent of newer services and offerings of bundled packages by cable companies. August 22, 2012
Follow us on LinkedIn – Internet and broadband connectivity has transformed the manner in which global communications takes place. Broadband, referring to high-speed Internet access along with related devices, applications, networks and content, continues to find adoption at a steady rate among global consumers driven by increasing popularity of bandwidth-specific applications, namely IP telephony services, music file downloads, and viewing online videos. Decreasing prices and growing availability of broadband services all around the world are also contributing to the rapid uptake of broadband Internet services. Several Governments, particularly in Asia, are promoting uptake of broadband Internet by offering subsidies to broadband companies and are improving existing infrastructure. High-speed Internet is the most widely used type of fixed line connection, although wireless technologies are fueling demand in remote regions.
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL), cable modem, and mobile wireless are among the major broadband technologies across the world. While DSL dominates the global fixed broadband subscriber base, cable broadband and FTTx represent the other major types of fixed broadband technologies. Cable broadband is the second most popular broadband technology in the world following DSL with a 30% of the subscriber base. In recent times, a number of households are exhibiting preference for multiple types of broadband Internet connections.
Cable broadband technology holds an edge over DSL due to its ability to offer services with superior speeds. Cable technology also has an edge over DSL connections in terms of content and services. Multi-Service Operators (MSOs) are focused on adding new and additional equipment and cables to their existing service network to capitalize on the opportunities emerging from the rapid adoption of cable broadband. As stated by the new market research report on Cable Modem Subscribers, the United States is the single largest cable modem market in the world, in terms of number of subscribers. In the US, cable broadband subscribers outnumber DSL broadband subscribers by a considerable margin. Growing popularity of high-volume data applications, and broadband stimulus plan offered by the US Government bode well for the market’s growth. However, rapid growth is expected from Eastern Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific markets. In developing economies, adoption of cable modems is expected to grow significantly driven by rising education and income levels, increasing computerization, rapid urbanization, and growing competition between service providers, which is in turn leading to fall in prices of cable broadband services. Further, broadband market in these countries is expected to benefit immensely from Web 2.0 technology and the rapid expansion of social media networks. Future potential for growth is enormous given the relatively lower broadband penetration rate among households. Major players profiled in the report include Cablevision Systems Corporation, Charter Communications Inc., Cogeco Cable Inc., Comcast Corporation, Com Hem AB, Cox Enterprises, Hathway, Insight Communications Company Inc., Kabel Deutschland, Liberty Global Inc., Rogers Communications Inc., Shaw Communications Inc., StarHub Ltd., Telstra Corporation Limited, and Time Warner Cable Inc.
The research report titled "Cable Modem Subscribers: A Global Strategic Business Report" announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., provides a comprehensive review of trends, issues, strategic industry activities, and profiles of major companies worldwide. The report provides market estimates and projections across geographic markets such as the US, Canada, Japan, Europe (Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Turkey, UK and Rest of Europe), Asia Pacific (Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Rest of Asia-Pacific), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Rest of Latin America).
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