Leichtman Research Group today announced that the top U.S. broadband providers now account for 78.6 million subscribers — with cable companies having over 44.3 million broadband subscribers, and telephone companies having over 34.3 million subscribers. The eighteen largest cable and telephone providers in the US account for about 93% of the market.
Other key findings include:
- The top cable companies netted 75% of the broadband additions in 2011
- The top cable companies added 2.3 million broadband subscribers in 2011 — 98% of the total net additions for the top cable companies in 2010
- The top telephone providers added 750,000 broadband subs in 2011 — 68% of the total net additions for the top telephone companies in 2010
- In the fourth quarter of 2011, cable and telephone providers added 765,000 broadband subscribers — with cable companies accounting for 82% of the broadband additions in the quarter
At the end of 2011, the top broadband providers in the US cumulatively had over 78.6 million subscribers.
In Q4 2011, the US had just over 5.6 million LTE subscribers, comprising 64% of the 8.8 million users globally. Japan follows with 1.1 million LTE subscribers, or 13% of the global total, and South Korea ranks third with 740,000 subscribers, accounting for 8% of the worldwide figure.
Global Broadband Subscribers Set to Rise by Nearly 60 Percent by 2015, says iSuppli, with about 350 million new consumers projected to come online from 2011 to 2015.
4G Americas predicts there will be 604 million LTE subscribers globally by 2016, with some 3.5 billion using HSPA. That totals more than 4 billion broadband users by 2016.
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