Broadband user, The Broadband Forum today revealed that India demonstrates 24.5 per cent annual growth, which it said, could help it to be among the top 10 in the world. Asia, however, achieved 16.4 per cent, followed by Europe with 10.31 percent growth. Among 600 million broadband users in the world today, India has a mere 13.3 million Broadband subscribers. India is one of the peak performers, the forum said. Despite high growth, it hasn't made it to the top 10, as per the statistics revealed by the organization. Broadband Forum CEO Mr.RobinMersh said that Q4 of 2011 has been the strongest quarter ever for broadband growth. Mr.RobinMersh believes that India’s impressive growth continues to outpace global growth rates. Fibre adoption is also on the rise, the forum indicated. The strong Broadband market drivers, Mr.RobinMersh said, include adoption of G-PON as an open technology and enablement of healthy Broadband business models. G-PON interoperability is critical, he added. The pain points, the Broadband forum said include rural-urban digital divide and cost. As the Centre mulls pan India national optic fiber network rollout in 2014, the broadband penetration is likely to grow multifold.