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FTTx conversion: worldwide trends and forecasts 2017–2022

Stephen Wilson Principal Analyst, Research

"FTTx subscriber take-up is growing worldwide, but the rates vary according to country and region."

Dynamics in fixed broadband markets are changing as growing numbers of subscribers switch to FTTx networks. This report examines how quickly the migration to FTTx is occurring and what the wider implications of this transition are.

This report provides:

  • 5-year forecasts for subscriber connection numbers and connection rates for flavours of FTTx and cable (DOCSIS 3.0/3.1) in eight regions and in 64 individual markets
  • analysis of the key trends, drivers and inhibitors of FTTx subscriber growth.


  • Subscriber connection numbers
  • Subscriber connections per premises passed
  • Split by architecture/technology:
    • FTTC/VDSL or
    • FTTB/VDSL or
    • FTTB/LAN
    • FTTP (split into incumbent and alternative operator)
    • cable DOCSIS3.0 or 3.1.


The report and accompanying data annex provide forecasts for eight regions and 64 individual countries.


Western Europe

Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK.

Central and Eastern Europe

Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine.

Middle East and North Africa

Israel, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE.

Sub-Saharan Africa

Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa.


China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam.


Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan.

North America

Canada, USA.

Latin America

Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay.