LONDON, March 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Last year, broadband penetration in Japan and South Korea reached 91%, according to a report by Paul Budde Communication.
The report highlights the following:
- Market increasing as poorer nations switch from dial-up
- Philippine telecom has the goal to provide high speed internet to households
- Regulation needed as broadband penetration increases
- In 2016, China market penetration reached 53% and fixed broadband subscribers reached 213 million.
- South Korea had a market penetration of 41%
- Hong Kong had a market penetration of 32%
Philippine Telecom's Ambitious Goal
- In the Philippines, fixed broadband penetration is 13%. Globe Telecom, which also provides mobile services, sees broadband as an area of growth.
- Philippine telecom Globe Telecom announced its goal to provide high speed internet access to two million homes by 2020.
Asia Lacks Regulations
- In 2016, China had the most internet users at 730 million, followed by India at 290 million users, Japan at 115 million users and Indonesia at 63.1 million users.
- However, many customers are purchasing lightly regulated or unregulated services. Some of these services are even pirated.
- Governments throughout the region will need to establish regulations for things like content, advertising and taxation.
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