445 million with broadband at the end of June

Mobile Internet used by 2.1 million Portuguese

The latest figures from the Broadband World Forum show that at the end of June there were 445 million broadband lines worldwide, the result of a growth of 12.9 million during the second quarter of the year.

South and East Asia contributed mainly to growth, which at the end of the period controlled 105.4 million broadband lines.

Compared to the same period last year, the largest growth belongs to Latin America, which increased the number of broadband subscribers by 31.4 percent, to accumulate 29.3 million lines.

Even so, Western Europe continues to lead this market with 109.7 million users, although it was not the region of the old continent that made the most progress in terms of new lines.

The highest growth in the quarter was recorded in Eastern Europe, 4.55 percent, to 25.1 million.

Europe also has the largest concentration of users of IPTV services in the world.

At the end of June, there were 13.6 million subscribers, an increase of 51 percent.

China remains the world’s largest broadband market with 93.6 million users.

This is followed by the United States with 86.2 million users.