Accelerating a return on investment in FTTx in emerging Asia–Pacific: best practices
16 June 2017 | Research
Strategy report | PPTX and PDF (31 slides) | Operator Investment Strategies
"FTTx operators in EMAP must do more to accelerate a return on their FTTx investments; the use of fixed–mobile bundles, expanded coverage for smaller towns, and opening networks to third parties are all promising strategies."
FTTx operators in emerging Asia–Pacific (EMAP) have, in many cases, struggled to gain a return on their fibre investment due primarily to poor take-up of retail offers, which itself is the result of inadequately designed offers and competition from other providers with overlapping fibre networks. The cost of fibre roll-out in EMAP has also impeded a return on FTTx investments.
This report explores how operators can accelerate the return on their FTTx investments. We discuss how operators can boost take-up of retail offers and increase ARPU with fixed–mobile bundles. The report also assesses how fibre roll-out costs can be reduced (for instance, through the use of different FTTx architectures). Finally, we explore how operators can develop wholesale strategies and partnerships to both improve retail take-up and reduce the cost of network roll-outs.
This report provides answers to the following questions.
- How can FTTx operators in EMAP accelerate the return on their investment in fibre networks?
- Which retail offers work best for driving revenue growth on FTTx operators’ fibre networks?
- What are the best approaches for targeting FTTx coverage, and what are the best ways to reduce costs per home passed?
- Are there potential advantages in FTTx operators in EMAP opening their networks to third parties, and what are the different ways in which this can be achieved?
Strategies to help operators in EMAP to accelerate the return on investment in FTT