FTTx business growth in Asia Pacific

FTTx growth in Asia PacificFTTx will be the strongest growing fixed broadband access in Asia Pacific, growing at a CAGR of 35 percent during 2012-2022, according to Dataxis.

China will be accounting for almost 80 percent of the FTTx connections out of total FBB numbers in 2016.

Three operators namely, China Unicom, China Mobile and China Telecom are building the FTTx network in China.
Fixed broadband in Asia PacificChina Telecom is the market leader with 117 million FTTx subscribers in June 2017. The three companies together provide FTTx connections to almost 80 percent of fixed Internet subscribers in China.

New fibre only operators in Singapore and Australia are also making investment in FTTx networks.

In Australia, Vodafone is taking advantage of the National Broadband Network to implement its own fibre network.

MyRepublic is sizing the demand for high speed Internet by proposing 100 percent optic fibre plans in New Zealand, Singapore, Indonesia and Australia.

The growth of FTTx is impacting DSL which is showing negative growth of 18 percent CAGR between 2012-2022. The second most growing BB access technology after FTTx will be cable which stands at 19 percent during 2012-2022.

Standard cable will start to decline from 2018 and China will be a significant contributor to high-speed cable technology (Docsis 3.0) growth too.