FTTH Asia Pacific Committee: Two-digit Growth In Asia-Pacific FTTH Deployment In 2018

- Apr 26, 2019-

FTTH Asia Pacific Committee: Two-digit Growth in Asia-Pacific FTTH Deployment in 2018


The latest FTTH market panorama study report of the FTTH Asia Pacific Committee pointed out that the deployment rate of FTTH networks in 21 countries and regions in the Asia Pacific region increased by 10.1% year-on-year in 2018. The number of FTTH subscribers in the Asia Pacific region has quadrupled over the past five years, with the fastest growth in the past year.


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According to the report, in the past year, the number of FTTH users in the Philippines increased by 168.6% year-on-year, and the number of FTTH/FTTB users in Bangladesh also increased by 149.6%. Indonesia's growth rate is 59.5%, Thailand's 37%, and New Zealand's 30.2%. Overall, the Asia-Pacific region's FTTH coverage has reached 77.6%.


China is still the country with the largest number of FTTH/FTTB users in the Asia Pacific region, with a coverage rate of 74%. There are also countries that have exceeded 20% coverage, including 35% in Thailand, 28% in the Philippines, 25% in Sri Lanka, 24.9% in Kazakhstan and 24.6% in Indonesia. FTTH Asia Pacific Committee and data provider IDATE predict that by 2023, the number of FTTH-covered households in the Asia-Pacific region will reach 649 million, an increase of 18%. In the same period, the number of FTTH users in Asia Pacific will reach 576 million, and the penetration rate will reach 35%.


Venkatesan Babu, chairman of the FTTH Asia Pacific Committee, pointed out that public-private partnerships and national-level broadband construction plans will further promote the development of the FTTx network. Some competitive operators are performing well, and 5G will be a key enabler for more fiber deployments. The data released this time further proves this. As more and more people feel the benefits of fiber, the deployment of fiber is also increasing.


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