Global Broadband: $251 Billion in 2018

According to ABI Research, the global fixed broadband market - including DSL, cable and fiber-optic Internet services - generated $188 billion service revenue in 2012, a 7% increase from 2011. The research house expects fixed broadband service revenue to grow to $251 billion by 2018.

In 2012, fiber-optic broadband service revenue had its strongest year-over-year growth of 24%, while DSL and cable broadband grew 2% and 6% respectively. Fiber-optic broadband is expected to grow stronger than other platforms throughout the forecast period. In 2018, FTTH revenue is expected to reach $81.6 billion, almost one-third of global broadband service revenue.

Globally, broadband ARPU has continued to decline across all broadband platforms over the past few years as operators offer lower prices to capture a larger market share.

The fixed broadband market in United States increased to $43 billion in 2012 from $41 billion in 2011. Fiber-optic broadband represents only 7% of total broadband revenue in United States, but Verizon experienced a 3.1% increase in broadband revenue, particularly due to higher adoption of its FTTH service, FiOS.

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