China is expected to have 34 mln broadband subscribers by year-end 2005, compared with 39 mln in the US, according to iSuppli. By the end of 2007, China will have 57 mln broadband subscribers, compared with 54 mln in the US. Today there are more than 150 mln broadband subscribers worldwide, according to IMS Research. More than 51 mln have signed up for service since the beginning of 2004. The number of broadband subscribers will surpass 400 mln in 2009.