Network Dimensions and Development
The total number of fixed, mobile and broadband subscriptions, in the OECD area, grew to 2 billion in 2009, with mobile accounting for 63% ‐ some 1.3 billion subscriptions. The number of fixed broadband subscriptions reached 292 million in June 2010. The share of fibre has developed significantly, accounting for 12% of fixed broadband subscriptions. It grew at 25% over the two years leading to the end of 2009. Significant developments included a rapid increase in higher speed wireless broadband and the range of new access devices, as well as new business models including the growing popularity of "application stores".
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Document Type: Review Article
Publication date: July 1, 2011