Report: Fiber-based broadband will power 59% of 1.2 billion connections by 2025

The Broadband Forum and Point Topic recently predicted that there will be 1.2 billion broadband subscribers worldwide by 2025, with fiber-based broadband playing an increasingly important role. The report further predicts that 89% of the expected 1.2 billion subscribers in 2025 will come from the current top 30 broadband markets. Oliver Johnson, Point Topic CEO, in a statement said that, “With 5G on the horizon and new Internet of Things devices and Over the Top services increasingly becoming a part of subscribers’ everyday lives, this new analysis looks at how the fixed broadband market and the technologies within it are evolving to meet this demand.”

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