In recent years, countries around the world have paid attention to and increased the deployment of fiber-optic networks, benefiting from the active deployment of fiber-optic networks by various countries and promoting the development of the entire optical communications industry. The chart below shows the global FTTx fiber broadband market distribution:
The EU has introduced new broadband directives to encourage member states to use public investment to establish ultra-high-speed broadband networks. By 2020, it will provide ultra-high-speed broadband services with a download speed of 30MBPS or more for all households in the 27 member states of the European Union, exceeding 50%. The home provides ultra-high-speed broadband services with a download speed of 100MBPS or more;
The “National Broadband Plan” launched by the United States plans to provide broadband access with a download speed of at least 50 Mbps for 100 million users in 2015;
The goal of Japan’s “Light Way” is to allow 100% of households to access ultra-high-speed broadband networks of 100Mbps or more in 2015;
The Australian National High Speed Fiber Network project will invest heavily in a 93% Australian home and business network via fiber optics;
Singapore's next-generation National Broadband Network (Next Gen NBN), with a total government grant of S$1 billion to further establish Singapore's position as an information and communications hub;
India's 200 billion Indian rupee (about 3.66 billion US dollars) National Optical Network (NOFN) project, optimistic estimates, by October 2013 will achieve the goal of accessing rural areas through fiber optic Internet;
China's “Opinions on Implementing Broadband China 2013 Special Action” clearly added more than 35 million FTTH-covered households and over 70% of 4M and above broadband access products.
The number of global FTTx users increased by 27.5% in 2012 to reach 114.4 million; while the number of FTTH users reached 19.31 million, an increase of 20.3%. (From Point Topic data) FTTx is the broadband network access technology with the highest growth rate. It is reported that since 2007, the number of FTTx users has increased at a compound annual growth rate of 21%. It is expected that the number of global FTTx users will reach 200 million in 2015.