DSL boom expected next year
The broadband market is expected to experience a great boom next year due to the ever increasing volume of data. There are currently around 3.8 million users in Europe using a broadband connection. According to a new analysis by Frost & Sullivan, this number is expected to rise to 28 million in 6 years.
As the strongest According to the consultants, access via cable modem will compete with DSL access in Europe. Due to the ongoing dispute over the 'last mile', the demand for broadband access is rather low. A competition is therefore urgently required. As the consultants further report, the slow development of the DSL market is also due to the provision, for which the providers themselves are responsible. The consultants from Frost & Sullivan named three reasons that are currently slowing down the expansion of the DSL market: On the one hand, the monopolists are careful not to endanger their current position, and on the other hand, the current price situation discourages the majority from applying for DSL access and thirdly, the reluctance of the regulators is not insignificant in the delay. The consultants therefore advise government agencies to intervene in order to remove the blockages.