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FTTx coverage and capex: worldwide trends and forecasts 2017–2022

Stephen Wilson Principal Analyst, Research

"The FTTx landscape is changing as sizeable roll-outs take place in important markets and new infrastructure players enter the market."

Interest in FTTx deployments remains strong – roll-outs are taking place in more markets and operators are considering how to expand and/or upgrade their initial deployments. This report analyses the global trends in FTTx coverage and capex.

This report provides:

  • 5-year forecasts for flavours of FTTx and cable (DOCSIS3.0/3.1) coverage in 8 regions and 64 individual markets
  • analysis of the key trends, drivers and inhibitors of network roll-out of FTTx
  • an assessment of the level of capital expenditure out to 2022.


  • Coverage (premises passed)
  • Capex (split into network and connection)
  • 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.