Cullen International's new Global Trends benchmark shows that full fibre is mostly available in Asia-Pacific countries. The US and emerging countries still have a long way ahead to reach a coverage level as significant as in Asia-Pacific countries. In the EU and the UK, targets and public funding for high capacity networks might contribute to increasing full-fibre coverage.
The benchmark further shows that:
- the passive optical network (PON) architecture is most commonly used in all economies surveyed;
- wholesale-only networks directly connecting premises become increasingly available;
- co-investment initiatives are scarce among the countries surveyed;
- in most surveyed countries, alternative operators built entirely separate full-fibre networks.
The research covers Australia, Brazil, China, the EU, India, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey, the UK and the US and provides information on the following:
- Statistics on full-fibre access network deployment.
- Government targets and public funding for full fibre.
- Types of infrastructure used and the regulatory and voluntary arrangements for commercial deployment of full fibre.
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