FTTx conversion: worldwide trends and forecasts 2022–2028

24 April 2023 | Research

Rupert Wood

Forecast report | PPTX and PDF (16 slides); Excel | Fixed Broadband Services| Fibre Infrastructure Strategies

"Fixed connectivity in low-middle-income countries will boom, meaning over half the world’s households will have full fibre connection well before the end of this decade."


This report provides an analysis and forecast of FTTx conversion rates (premises with active connections as a percentage of premises passed) worldwide during 2022–2028. It covers advanced markets through to markets just embarking on the journey to modern fixed networks.

Key metrics covered in this report

  • Conversion rates 
  • Connection numbers
  • Connection rate of premises passed

Conversion rates split by architecture/technology

  • FTTC/VDSL or G.fast, FTTB/VDSL or G.fast, FTTB/LAN
  • FTTP (split by incumbent and alternative operator)
  • Cable DOCSIS3.0 or 3.1

Geographical coverage

The report and accompanying data annex provide forecasts for 9 regions and 70 individual countries.

Region Countries

Western Europe

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

Central and Eastern Europe

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

Middle East and North Africa

Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Kuwait, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE

Sub-Saharan Africa

Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa



Asia–Pacific (excluding China)

India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam


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

North America

Canada and the USA

Latin America

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


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