Global FTTH/B forecasts: Quantifying the future of xPON and PtP architectures

Global FTTH/B forecasts: Quantifying the future of xPON and PtP architectures

Published: July 2012

As FTTH/B deployments continue to gather pace, an understanding of which operators will invest in which technologies is vital for any player in the fixed-broadband-access market.
Stephen Wilson, Senior Analyst, Europe, Informa Telecoms & Media

Global five-year forecasts for EPON, GPON, 10GEPON, 10GPON, WDM-PON and PtP FTTH/B subscriber numbers for 129 operators in 58 countries with a detailed commentary on important trends driving the numbers.


    FTTH/B deployments remain massively important for fixed-broadband operators and will see continued subscriber growth over the next five years. With detailed subscriber forecasts, operators and regulators can benchmark against different countries and vendors can determine which markets offer great potential for fiber broadband access.

    But how are operators’ xPON and PtP technology choices underlying the FTTH/B market set to change in the future? To what extent will GPON continue its increase in subscriber numbers and how will EPON subscriber numbers change over the next five years? And what take-up and impact will emerging technologies, such as 10GPON, 10GEPON and WDM PON, have?

    The fact that xPON and PTP subscriber numbers will see continued growth should not hide very significant regional variations, however. The report shows which markets will see the most significant growth and which fixed-line operators will be the most aggressive in their deployments.

    Analytical commentary will explain the drivers and inhibitors of the growth in all major FTTH/B architectures and how these factors will differ across the globe and between different operators, based on forecasts for 129 operators in 58 countries.

How will this research help you:

    Learn which operators are forecast to be the most aggressive in FTTH/B next-generation-access deployments.

    Understand which countries are driving the growth in xPON and PTP subscriber numbers.

    Evaluate which xPON and PTP technologies will gain market share over the next five years.

    Quantify the impact the migration to next-generation FTTH/B technologies will have on your organization.

Operators covered:

    Alem Communications Kazakhtelecom Sonera
    AmisKDDI (Dion) Spectrum Net
    AntikK-Opticom StarHub Cable Vision
    AT&TKorea Telecom StarNet
    AxtelKPN Telecom STV
    BahnhofLattelecom Sunrise
    BalticomLG U+ Surewest Communications
    BalticumLyse Tele Swisscom
    Baltkom LatviaMagyar Telekom T-2
    BayanatManquehue NET Tata Communications
    BCEMegalan TDC
    BeelineMobile TeleSystems Tele2
    Beeline (Russia)Moldtelecom Tele2 Sweden
    Beeline UkraineMTNL Telecom Italia
    BelgacomMultimedia Polska Telefonica
    Bouygues TelecomNetbox Telekom Austria
    Bredband2Netia Telekom Malaysia
    BredbandsbolagetNextGenTel Telekom Slovenije
    BSNLNorth-West Telecom Telenor Norway
    BTNTT East Telerena
    Caucasus OnlineNTT West Telesp (Telefonica de Brasil)
    Central Telecommunication CompanyO2 (Czech Republic) Telia Sweden
    China Telecom CorpO2 (Germany) Telkom
    China UnicomOptima Telekom Telkom Kenya
    Chunghwa TelecomOptima-Farlep Tellcom
    City TelecomOrange (Poland) Telmex
    CybercityOrange Slovak Republic Telstra
    DanisNETPCCW Teo
    DautkomPLDT TPG
    Deutsche TelekomPortugal Telecom Tus Telekom
    DigiTVReliance Communications Ukrtelecom
    DNA FinlandRio Media United Internet
    DURomtelecom Unitel Uzbekistan
    Elion EnterprisesSaudi Telecom Company (STC) Uzbektelecom
    Elisa FinlandSFR Verizon
    Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (Etisalat)Sibirtelecom Viginta
    Er TelecomSilknet Vivacom
    FastWeb (eBiscom)Singapore Telecom Vodafone D2
    France TelecomSingTel Optus Vodafone Portugal
    Globe TelecomSK Broadband VolgaTelecom
    GVTSlovak Telekom Wananchi
    Hrvatski TelekomSlovanet Waoo! Wateen Telecom

Countries covered:

    Argentina India Russia
    AustraliaIndonesia Saudi Arabia
    AustriaItaly Singapore
    BelgiumJapan Slovakia
    BrazilKazakhstan Slovenia
    BulgariaKenya South Korea
    CanadaLatvia Spain
    ChileLithuania Sweden
    ChinaMalaysia Switzerland
    ColombiaMexico Taiwan
    CroatiaMoldova Tanzania
    Czech RepublicNetherlands Turkey
    DenmarkNorway UAE
    EstoniaPakistan Uganda
    FinlandPeru UK
    FrancePhilippines Ukraine
    GeorgiaPoland US
    GermanyPortugal Uzbekistan
    Hong KongRomania Vietnam

    Regions covered::

    • Western Europe

    • Eastern Europe

    • North America

    • Latin America

    • Asia Pacific

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    New report format:

      New Report format - designed for sharing - This research is available from our online store either as a hardcopy report or electronic format, featuring a PPT and XLS files, each designed to provide you with business critical intelligence which is easy to share with your colleagues.

    Contributing Analysts

      Stephen Wilson, Senior Analyst, Europe, Informa Telecoms & Media

      Nidhir Maudgalya, Principal Forecaster, Forecasting & Financial Analysis, Informa Telecoms & Media

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