Broadband Service Providers Need Investment in Both Infrastructure and Innovative Services to Differentiate

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3Q 2019 | IN-5580


China FTTH Penetration Reaches Nearly 90%


China has been the main driving force behind global fiber optic broadband market development as key telecom operators have been aggressively laying out fiber networks to residential broadband customers. According to Chinese telecom operators’ latest data, Fiber to the Home (FTTH) penetration has reached nearly 90% of the wired broadband subscriber base. China Telecom, China Mobile, and China Unicom are the key operators contributing to FTTH subscriber base and driving China to become the market with the highest fiber optic broadband penetration. Outside of China, Japan and South Korea are the markets with the highest fiber optic broadband penetration in Asia-Pacific.

Still Room for Fiber Optic Broadband Network Expansion


The worldwide fixed broadband market has been growing, and is on track to surpass a subscriber base of one billion in 2019. Fixed network operators are expanding their networks to cover underserved areas while upgrading infrastructure to provide better quality br…

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