Over 100 million people in the Asia-Pacific region are now subscribed to Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) services.
The major milestone, shown by analyst house Ovum’s statistics, was announced by the FTTH Council Asia-Pacific, which promotes and encourages the adoption of fibre technologies.
“Asia-Pacific is leading the world in FTTH subscribers and this is a major milestone which represents a tremendous financial investment and a strong understanding of the future of networking infrastructure,” said Julie Kunstler, Principal Analyst at Ovum. “It reflects the growth of content and the continuous demand for content.
“This region also reflects a wide range of deployment models – from strong government goals to innovative wholesale-retail models to crossing the digital divide with support for e-health and e-education in rural regions. In addition this major milestone was achieved through innovative solutions from fibre cabling suppliers along with component and equipment vendors.”