Fibre connections continue to grow

At a time when FTTx is developing at a disparate pace around the globe – with an overall forecast of 227mn FTTH/B subscribers on the planet by 2015 – IDATE is announcing the upcoming publication of an international survey of residential ultra-fast broadband subscribers

The ultra-fast broadband market continues to develop swiftly in most corners of the globe, in terms of both subscriber numbers and homes passed. During the 5th annual ultra-fast broadband symposium in Paris, France, the Director of IDATE’s Telecom Business Unit, Roland Montagne, will be giving a talk about the status of FTTx rollouts around the globe, drawing on the findings of his unit’s FTTx Watch Service.

At the end of 2010, there were close to 61mn FTTH/B subscribers around the world, which marks a more than 53 per cent increase over the previous year. This momentum is expected to result in a substantial rise in the number of homes passed for fibre over the next five years: at the end of 2015, there will be close to 493mn homes passed for FTTH/B worldwide.

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