In 2Q17, Eastern Europe had more than 49.6m total fixed broadband subscribers – an increase of 4% year-on-year. xDSL subscriber base continued to contract this period registering 9% YoY decline. This was due to the increasing demand for higher bandwidth connections among users, particularly, FTTx. However, some Eastern European countries still managed to gain additions this period, led by Slovakia posting 6% YoY increase – the highest growth among the group. This growth was attributed to the increasing take-up of bundling offers among local providers (e.g. Smart Bundles which includes Magio Internet). Meanwhile, cable modem and fibre optics customers in Eastern Europe grew ending the period with 7.5m (5% YoY) and 28m (11% YoY), respectively.