Broadband connections number 5.2 million at end-2010

17 Mar 2011

The government statistics bureau of Argentina, Instituto Nacional de Estadistica y Censos (INDEC), has reported that the country ended 2010 with a total of 5.22 million broadband subscribers, up from 4.26 million a year earlier. In terms of technology, xDSL made up the lion’s share of total connections (2.9 million, or 56%), followed by wireless, satellite and other connections (1.35 million, or 26%) and cable technology (962,354, or 18%). Residential connections numbered 4.51 million at 31 December 2010 total, compared to 3.65 million twelve months previously, while corporate connections accounted for the remaining 715,955 (end-2009: 607,523). Meanwhile, INDEC reported a total of 132,965 dial-up connections, of which 115,740 were residential subscribers.