Summary

Our observatory on World FTTx Market includes two deliverables:

1. A half-yearly updated dataset covering:
– 80+ countries & 200+ player sheets including their roll-out projects (bottom-up approach)
– data for markets at December 2021 & forecasts up to 2026 for homes passed and subscribers by architecture (FTTH/B, VDSL, FTTx/Docsis 3.0)

2. A report analysing the developments in FTTx markets up to 2026.
It presents a geographical panorama of FTTx access solutions and superfast broadband markets in Europe, Asia, North America, Latin America, Middle East & North Africa, Sub Saharan Africa. It also includes an overview of the major world players in the field.

Table of contents

1. Executive summary
1.1. Key trends worldwide
1.2. The different superfast broadband technologies
1.3. FTTx leading countries in December 2021
1.4. FTTH/B trends up to 2026

2. Methodology
2.1. List of indicators by country
2.2. Definitions
2.3. Sources

3. Major FTTx players
3.1. Globe superfast access leaders
3.2. Worldwide FTTH/B Leaders
3.3. Telcos vs. Cablecos
3.4. Trends in technologies and architectures

4. FTTx access by region
4.1. FTTx overview in Europe
4.1.1. FTTH solutions
4.1.2. Trends in Europe
4.1.3. FTTH/B subscribers in Europe
4.1.4. FTTH/B homes passed in Europe
4.1.5. FTTH/B take-up
4.1.6. European ranking in December 2021
4.1.7. FTTH/B technology and architecture
4.1.8. Forecasts for Europe up to 2026
4.1.9. Key trends identified in Europe
4.2. FTTx overview in Asia-Pacific
4.2.1. FTTH/B deployments in major Asian countries
4.2.2. Fibre remains the norm in APAC, with a clear shift towards FTTH/B technologies
4.2.3. FTTH/B homes passed in the region
4.2.4. Fibre deployment in APAC
4.2.5. Fibre adoption
4.2.6. APAC ranking in December 2021
4.2.7. FTTH/B technologies and PON solutions
4.2.8. Forecasts up to 2026 in Asia-Pacific
4.2.9. Key trends identified in Asia-Pacific
4.3. FTTx overview in the Americas
4.3.1. Americas led by cable technologies
4.3.2. Fibre in the Americas
4.3.3. The US leads the subscription ranking
4.3.4. FTTH/B homes passed in the American region
4.3.5. FTTH/B take-up rate in the Americas
4.3.6 LATAM ranking
4.3.7 FTTH PON infrastructure
4.3.8 Forecasts for the Americas up to 2026
4.3.9. Key trends identified in the Americas
4.4. FTTx overview in MEA
4.4.1. GCC countries fibre adoption
4.4.2. MEA key countries
4.4.3. FTTH/B subscribers in MEA
4.4.4. FTTH/B homes passed in MEA
4.4.5. FTTH/B take-up rates in MEA
4.4.6. MEA ranking
4.4.7. Focus on upgrading to FTTH/B technologies and architecture
4.4.8 Forecasts up to 2026 for the MEA region
4.4.9. Key trends identified in the MEA region

List of tables and figures

List of tables and figures

1. Executive Summary
• Breakdown of superfast broadband technologies, December 2021
• Compared growth of VDSL and FTTH/B subscriptions, 2017-2026
• Geographical breakdown of the three main superfast broadband architectures, December 2021
• Top 5 FTTH/B countries, Dec. 2021
• Top 5 VDSL countries, Dec. 2021
• Top 5 DOCSIS 3.x countries, Dec. 2021
• FTTH/B progression worldwide in terms of subscribers and homes passed, 2015-2026
• FTTH/B take-up worldwide, 2021 vs 2026

3. Major FTTx Players
• Superfast access leaders worldwide, December 2021
• Worldwide FTTH/B Leaders, December 2021
• Geographical breakdown of FTTx/D3.x subscribers, December 2021
• FTTx/D3.0 subscribers by region, December 2021
• Main FTTH/B architectures and technologies in the world, December 2021

4. FTTx access by region
4.1. FTTx overview in Europe
• Breakdown of superfast broadband subscribers in Europe by country and technology, December 2021
• Top 10 countries in terms of superfast broadband subscribers (in millions) in Europe, December 2021
• Additional FTTx subscribers and homes passed in Russia, Germany and the UK from Dec. 2020 to Dec. 2021
• Breakdown of superfast access technologies in the main European markets, Dec. 2021
• Progression in top 10 European countries in terms of FTTH/B homes passed, Dec. 2016 to Dec. 2021
• Three fastest growing markets in Europe, Dec. 2020 to Dec. 2021
• FTTH/B take-up rates in Europe, by country, Dec. 2021
• FTTH/B penetration rates, Dec.2021
• FTTH/B subscriber forecasts up to 2026 EU-27+UK vs. EU-39
• Progression of FTTH/B homes passed up to 2026 EU-27+UK vs. EU-39

4.2. FTTx overview in Asia-Pacific
• Breakdown of superfast access technologies in the main Asian markets, Dec. 2021
• Breakdown of superfast broadband subscribers in Asia-Pacific by country and technology, Dec. 2021
• Top 10 countries in terms of superfast broadband subscribers in Asia-Pacific, Dec. 2021
• Change in Asia-Pacific rankings in terms of FTTH/B homes passed, Dec. 2016 to Dec. 2021
• Three fastest growing markets, Dec. 2020 to Dec. 2021
• FTTH/B subscribers and homes passed in China, Japan and South Korea, Dec. 2021
• FTTH/B take-up rates in Asia-Pacific, by country, Dec. 2021
• FTTH/B penetration rates in Asia-Pacific, by country, Dec. 2021
• FTTH/B subscribers and homes passed in Asia-Pacific, 2021 – 2026

4.3. FTTx overview in the Americas
• Breakdown of superfast broadband subscribers in the Americas by country and technology, Dec. 2021
• Country rankings in terms of superfast broadband subscribers in the Americas, Dec. 2021
• Additional FTTx subscribers and homes passed in the US, Canada and Brazil from Dec. 2020 to De. 2021
• Breakdown of FTTx access technologies in the four main American fibre markets, Dec. 2021
• Progression in the largest American countries in FTTH/B homes passed, Dec. 2016 to Dec. 2021
• Three fastest growing FTTH/B markets, Dec. 2020 to Dec. 2021
• FTTH/B take-up rates in largest American countries, Dec. 2021
• FTTH/B penetration rates in largest American countries, Dec. 2021
• FTTH/B subscribers and homes passed forecasts in the selected American countries, 2022 – 2026

4.4. FTTx overview in MEA
• Breakdown of superfast broadband subscribers in the MEA region by country and technology, Dec. 2021
• Country rankings in terms of superfast broadband subscribers in the MEA region, Dec. 2021
• FTTx additional subscribers and homes passed in Saudi Arabia, Oman and Israel, from Dec. 2020 to Dec. 2021
• FTTH/B subscribers and breakdown of FTTx access technologies in the four main MEA fibre markets, Dec. 2021
• Progression in MEA countries in terms of FTTH/B homes passed, Dec. 2016 to Dec. 2021
• Three fastest-growing markets in the MEA region, Dec. 2020 to Dec. 2021
• FTTH/B take-up rate as of Dec. 2021
• FTTH/B penetration rates, Dec. 2021
• FTTH/B subscribers and homes passed forecasts in MEA, 2021 – 2026

DataSet Scope

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List of indicators by country

Access indicators
• Number of subscribers and homes passed per superfast architecture
• Factoring in overlaps when applicable
• FTTx as a share of total broadband customers
• Leading superfast broadband players’ market share
• Breakdown of FTTH vs. FTTB subscribers
• Breakdown of Ethernet vs. PON technology

Type of data
• Historical data since June 2014 (twice yearly) per country
• Updated data as at December 2021
• Forecasts up to 2026

FTTx market consolidation at December 2021
Subscribers & Homes passed, breakdown by architecture
• FTTH/B
• VDSL
• FTTx/Docsis 3.0
• % of the different FTTx architectures in total fixed broadband market

Emerging FTTx markets
By country
• Current broadband market
• National regulation regarding FTTH/B & Government initiatives
• Details for main players
• FTTx Subscribers and Homes Passed at December 2021

Country sheets
88 country sheets including detailed data for +200 operators
• Number of Subscribers and Homes Passed at December 2021 (breakdown by architecture)
• Main architecture & technology deployed (in %)
• FTTx players market shares (in %)
• FTTx in total broadband (in %)
• Total sockets deployed
• National regulation regarding FTTH/B & Government initiatives
Within country sheet by operator:
• operator description
Fiber strategy
• Deployment targets
• Financial Data (CapEx for FTTx)
• Technical data & contracts (main vendors)
• Services provided & Pricing

Network architectures
• FTTH/B
• FTTx/VDSL – FTTx/LAN
• FTTx/Docsis 3.x

Technologies
• NGPON
• Ethernet P2P
• GPON
• DOCSIS 3.0
• DOCSIS 3.1
• G.Fast
• EPON/GEPON
• VDSL
• 10 GPON
• WDM PON

Geographic area

Middle East & Africa
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Bahrain
  • Egypt
  • Ghana
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Mauritius
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Nigeria
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Senegal
  • South Africa
  • Tunisia
  • United Arab Emirates
Europe
  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
Latin America
  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Ecuador
  • Mexico
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Uruguay
Asia-Pacific
  • Australia
  • Bangladesh
  • China
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
North America
  • Canada
  • United States

Players

  • A1 Bulgaria (Mtel)
  • A1 Croatia
  • ACT Fibernet
  • Agni
  • AIS
  • Algérie Telecom
  • AlmaTV
  • Alta Kraftlag & Varanger Kraft
  • Altibox (Lyse)
  • Amis / A1 Slovenia
  • Andorra Telecom (STA)
  • Angola Telecom
  • Antel
  • ARGE Glasfaser Waldviertel
  • Asia Pacific Telecom
  • Asturias Telecom
  • AT&T
  • Awasr
  • Axtel
  • Baltcom / IZZI
  • Batelco
  • BCE
  • Beeline / Vimpelcom / VEON
  • Bezeq
  • BizNet
  • Bouygues Telecom
  • Broadnet
  • BSNL
  • BT
  • BTCL
  • Cablevision
  • CAT Telecom
  • Cellcom
  • Cgates
  • Charter Communications
  • China Mobile
  • China Telecom
  • China Unicom
  • Chorus
  • Chungwa Telecom
  • Citycom / Graz
  • CityFibre
  • Claro
  • Claro/Telmex Argentina
  • CNT
  • Cogas Kabel
  • Comcast
  • COMTECO
  • Converge ICT
  • Copaco
  • Cosmote / OTE
  • Crown Fibre Holdings
  • Damamax
  • Dawiyat
  • Deutsche Glasfaser
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • DNA
  • Du
  • eir - Eircom
  • Elisa
  • Entel
  • Entel Bolivia
  • ER Telecom
  • ETB
  • Etisalat
  • Euskaltel
  • EWZ Zürinet
  • Fastweb
  • Fiber@Home
  • Finnet
  • FPT
  • Globe Telecom
  • GO Telecom
  • GoranNet
  • Grameen Cybernet Ltd
  • GTD Group
  • GWBN
  • HGC
  • HKBN / CTI
  • HOT Telecom
  • Hyperoptic
  • i-Cable
  • Ice Group
  • IEC - IBC
  • Illiad-Free
  • Inea
  • Infotech
  • Internet Solutions / MWEB
  • Inwi
  • Iranian Net
  • ITC
  • ITPC
  • Izzi
  • J:COM
  • Jamii Telecommunications
  • JASEC
  • Karditsa / Optronics Technologies
  • KaR-Tel
  • Kazakhtelecom
  • kbro
  • KCOM
  • KDDI
  • KPN/Reggefibre
  • KT
  • Kyivstar
  • LG Uplus
  • Libya Telecom Technologies
  • Liquid Telecom
  • Magenta Telecom
  • Magyar Telecom
  • Maroc Telecom
  • MásMóvil
  • Mauritius Telecom
  • Maxis
  • MGTS / MTS/ Comstar
  • MNC Kabel Mediacom
  • M-Net
  • Mobily
  • Moçambique Telecom (TMCEL)
  • MTN Ghana
  • MTN Nigeria
  • MTNL
  • Multimedia Polska
  • NBN
  • Neotel / Liquid Telecom
  • NetCologne
  • Netia
  • Netlife
  • Netsys
  • NGNBN
  • NOS
  • Nova (ForthNet)
  • Nowo
  • NTT
  • Nucleo - Personal
  • Nuetel
  • Nursat
  • O2 - CETIN
  • OBC
  • Ogero Telecom
  • Oi Telecom - Brazil Telecom
  • Ollo
  • Omantel
  • ONATI (under VINI brand)
  • ONO / Vodafone
  • Ooredoo
  • Open Fiber
  • Orange
  • Orange Côte d'ivoire
  • Orange Jordan
  • Orange Morocco - Meditel
  • Orange Poland
  • Orange Romania
  • Orange Slovensko
  • Orange Spain
  • Orange Tunisia
  • PCCW / HKT
  • PHD
  • PLDT
  • PMT
  • Portugal Telecom
  • Post Luxembourg
  • Proximus
  • Puntonet
  • QNBN
  • Quickline Media
  • Radius Infratel
  • RanksTel
  • RCS & RDS
  • Reliance Jio Infocomm
  • Reykjavik Fibre Network
  • RIO Media
  • Rogers Communications
  • Rostelecom
  • Safaricom
  • Salzburg AG (CableLink)
  • SCIS
  • SFR
  • Shaw Communications
  • Siminn / Mila
  • SIRO
  • SK Broadband
  • Sky Cable
  • SKY Italia
  • Slovak Telekom
  • SMART Comp
  • Softbank BB
  • Solidere
  • Sonatel
  • So-Net
  • STC
  • Supercanal
  • Swisscom
  • T2
  • TCI
  • TDC
  • TE Data
  • Technical data & main vendors
  • Tele2
  • Tele2 / Com Hem
  • Telecom Argentina
  • Teledata ICT
  • Telefónica
  • Telefónica / Vivo / GVT
  • Telefónica Colombia
  • Telefónica de Argentina
  • Telefónica Movistar
  • Telefónica Movistar Chile
  • Telefónica O2
  • Telekom Austria (A1)
  • Telekom Malaysia
  • Telekom Romania
  • Telekom Slovenije
  • Telemach
  • Telenet
  • Telenor
  • Telesol
  • Telia
  • Telia Lietuva / TEO
  • Telkom Indonesia
  • Telkom Kenya
  • Telkom South Africa
  • Telmex
  • Telstra
  • Telus
  • Tet (Lattelecom)
  • T-Hrvatski Telekom
  • Tigo Paraguay
  • Tigo UNE
  • TIM / Telecom Italia
  • TIM Brazil
  • TIME dotcom
  • TMG
  • TOT
  • TotalPlay
  • Triple T Broadband
  • True Corp
  • TTK
  • Tunisia Telecom
  • Turk Telekom
  • Turkcell Superonline
  • TV Cabo Angola
  • TVCABO
  • Ukrtelecom
  • Unitymedia / KBW
  • UPC
  • UPC Hungary
  • UPC Polska
  • UPC Romania
  • UPC Slovakia
  • UPC Switzerland
  • Vario
  • VeeTIME
  • Vega
  • Verizon
  • Vienna City Council / Blizznet
  • Viettel Telecom
  • Virgin Media
  • Virgin Media Ireland
  • VITI
  • Vivacom
  • VNPT
  • Vodafone
  • Vodafone (HOL)
  • Vodafone / KDG
  • Vodafone Ghana
  • Vodafone Portugal
  • Vodafone Qatar
  • Vodafone Ziggo
  • Voo
  • Vox
  • Voy
  • VTEL Jordan
  • Wananchi
  • Waoo
  • Wilhelm Tel
  • Wind Hellas
  • WindTre
  • WTT
  • Zajil Telecom
  • Zap Fibra

Other details

  • Reference: M00056B1A
  • Delivery: on the DigiWorld Interactive platform
  • Languages available: English
  • Tags: 10 GPON, broadband access, DOCSIS 3.0, Docsis 3.1, EPON/GEPON, Ethernet P2P, FTTB, FTTH, FTTH/B, FTTx, FTTx access, FTTx players, FTTx/D3.0, FTTx/Docsis 3.x, FTTx/LAN, G.fast, GPON, homes passed, NGPON, sockets deployed, superfast access, Superfast Broadband, superfast technologies, VDSL, WDM PON

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