2018 FTTH deployment spending in the Asia Pacific region increased by 10%
May 13, 2019
According to the latest “FTTH Market Panorama” study by the FTTH Council in Asia Pacific, the cost of deployment of fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) networks in the Asia Pacific region has increased by 10.1% over the past year.
The study reported that last year's rate of increase exceeded that of the past five years, with the number of users accessing infrastructure services through fiber optic quadrupling, including the use of FTTH, Fiber to the Building (FTTB) and other optical access technologies.
The number of FTTH users in some countries has increased significantly. According to the study, the Philippines' growth rate was 168.6%, while the number of FTTH/FTTB users in Bangladesh increased by 149.6%. Other countries with a large number of registered users include Indonesia (59.5%), Thailand (37%) and New Zealand (30.2%).
China remains the largest location for FTTH / FTTB infrastructure, with penetration rates (in the networked regions) reaching 74%, Thailand (35%), the Philippines (28%), Sri Lanka (25%), Kazakhstan (24.9%) and Indonesia (24.6%).
Looking ahead, the FTTH Council Asia Pacific and IDATE expect that by 2023, FTTH network penetration will increase by 18% (about 6.49 million households); the number of users will also increase, with a growth rate of 35% (about 576 million).