745 Million Internet Homes by 2017

According to Digital TV Research, global fixed broadband households will reach 745 million in 2017, up from 473 million in 2010 and the 578 million expected by the end of 2012. From the 167 million additions between 2012 and 2017, China is expected to account for 73 million and India 22 million - or 57% of global additions between the two countries.

China is expected to remain the top nation in fixed broadband households in 2017, with 251 million homes, more than double the 120 million recorded in 2010. The United States is expected to retain second place (101 million in 2017, up by 20 million from 2010).

Global fixed broadband household penetration is expected to be 49.2% by 2017, up from 33.5% in 2010 and 40.3% by end-2012. In 2017, household penetration is expected to range from 93.7% in South Korea to 14.0% in India and Indonesia.
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