There will be around 720 million computers with fixed Internet
connections worldwide by 2015, according to a recent report.
Analysys Mason, a consultancy firm, has predicted that there
will be a continuous increase in broadband acquisition over the
next five years, with the total line number increasing
significantly from just 500 million in 2010.
The consultancy company said that fixed lines will account for
more than a half (62 per cent) of the 1.16 billion internet
connections around the world by 2015.
Senior Analyst at Analysys Mason and author of the report,
Martin Scott, said that developed countries will continue to be the
main source of revenue for the majority of fixed internet
connections but the most growth over the next six years will be in
He also said:
"Emerging regions will generate 28.5 per cent of worldwide
fixed broadband retail revenue by 2015, up from 17.2 per cent in
"Developed markets accounted for 67 per cent of fixed
broadband connections at the end of 2009. This will fall to 54 per
cent by the end of 2015."
In June 2010 the Broadband Forum was reported as saying that
there currently should be around 484 million broadband lines at the end
of the first quarter of 2010.