Number of Gigabit subscribers will be 100 million by 2020

EWE TEL broadband network in Germany
The number of Gigabit subscribers will be 100 million by 2020 — growing at a 65 percent CAGR, according to Broadband Forum.

Close to 70 percent of growth in Gigabit subscribers is expected to come from the Asia Pacific region.

Many leading markets will adopt broadband technology in the next five years, with coverage in some mature countries, potentially approaching 50 percent. works best economically in a mature market with copper in the local loop, according to Point Topic, a fixed broadband analyst firm.

Broadband Forum CEO Robin Mersh said operators should take the picture painted by Point Topic as a clear call to action to consider deployments in their networks.

At the end of last year, the Broadband Forum launched its Broadband 20/20 vision which focuses on specific new broadband home and business opportunities that leverage SDN, NFV, Internet of Things (IoT) and enabled by ultra-fast technologies such as

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