The Broadband Forum today announced its latest broadband and IPTV statistics. The report, prepared by Point Topic, indicates that broadband grew by 16.6 million lines globally in the last quarter alone, with more than 3 million being added across North America, while IPTV continues to expand strongly.

Broadband lines in the world now top 429.2 million, and the last quarter shows growth slightly higher than the previous three-month period. Twenty countries grew by 10 percent or more in that time. The biggest growth in the top 20 came from India at 13.4 percent, while the other large gainers were Ukraine (15.2 percent), Egypt (10.6 percent) and Mexico (10.3 percent). Of the total figure, North America grew 3.87 percent to more than 93.5 million.

Top 10 broadband countries, in order, were China, the United States, Japan, Germany, France, the UK, South Korea, Italy, Brazil and Canada.

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