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Global broadband revenues continued to increase as adoption levels rose around the world during Q1 2012.

According to ABI Research, demand for super-fast services saw industry takings increased to $47.7 billion (£30 billion) in the first three months of the year.

At the end of March 2012, there were an estimated 586.7 million fixed-line broadband services around the globe, the firm reported.

ABI Research said the next-generation of fibre-optic based super-fast broadband services are helping to generate increased demand.

Asia-Pacific continued to be the world's fastest growing region during Q1 2012.

Between January and March 2012, the region added another seven million subscribers, with the Chinese market leading the way.

ABI Research Analyst Khin Sandi Lynn predicted that Asia-Pacific will generate broadband service revenue of $92.2 billion by 2017.

Last month, Point Topic claimed that 65.49 million fixed broadband lines were added worldwide during the final quarter of 2011.

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