Asia-Pacific notches up 100MN fibre subscriptions
Rebecca Hawkes
| 27 November 2014
Asia Pacific subscriptions to fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) services now number 100 million thanks to the craving for broadband-delivered content, according to data from Ovum.

"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."

The 100 million subscriber milestone was achieved through innovative solutions from fibre cable suppliers, as well as component and equipment vendors, Kunstler added.

The figures come as industry body FTTH Council Asia-Pacific, prepares to celebrate its tenth anniversary in 2015. The council says it shares "relevant information in order to educate and promote", as well as working "directly with network operators to ensure they have the confidence and resources to deploy FTTH".

President of FTTH Council Asia Pacific, Dr Bernard Lee, said: "When network operators in Asia Pacific deploy FTTH they know that they will always have the FTTH Council standing by and we are extremely proud to have played a part in reaching such a significant milestone."