Number of Global Broadband Subscribers Grows 72 Percent, Says ITU
The number of worldwide broadband subscribers grew 72 percent in 2002 to approximately 62 million, according to a report issued Tuesday by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Korea leads the way in broadband penetration, with approximately 21 broadband subscribers for every 100 inhabitants. Hong Kong ranks second in the world with nearly 15 broadband subscribers per 100 inhabitants, and Canada ranks third with just over 11 broadband subscribers per 100 inhabitants. Home users are driving the vast majority of broadband demand in all markets.