The worldwide number of Internet broadband subscribers will surpass 215 mln in 2005. That's up from less than 5 mln in 1999 and 67 mln in 2002. USA is the leader in broadband subscribers and will reach nearly 47 mln at year-end 2005. China is #2 and will challenge for the lead in a few years. Worldwide broadband Internet subscribers are forecasted to reach 500 mln by the end of 2010. USA will have nearly 198 mln Internet users by year-end 2005 and worldwide Internet users are projected to top 1 bln in 2005. Worldwide Internet users are forecasted to reach nearly 1.8 bln in 2010.
Top 15 countries by broadband subscribers
|Country||Subscribers, mln.||Share %|
|Top 15 countries||185.2||85.25|
|Source: Computer Industry Almanac|