Availability of full fibre networks is increasing around the world 06 May 24 Elena Scaramuzzi

According to a recently updated Global Trends benchmark, several governments around the world aim to achieve increasingly wide availability of “gigabit-capable” communications infrastructure, including full fibre networks. Gigabit-capable infrastructure is characterised by high broadband network performance, including data download speeds exceeding 1 Gbps.

The benchmark found that availability and use of fibre-to-the premises (FTTP) network services is very diverse around the world. In some jurisdictions, the market for FTTP broadband services is relatively mature. Government policies have played a key role in guiding and supporting FTTP deployments over the past decade or more in many of those jurisdictions.

In other FTTP markets covered in this benchmark, FTTP deployments and service penetration are still growing. That is the case for example of Brazil, India, Malaysia, South Africa and Türkiye. Policies in this group of countries are very diverse, going from more centralised models to completely industry-led approaches.

This benchmark also covers different aspects of FTTP infrastructure regulation, including rules addressing competition concerns or to facilitate deployments.

The jurisdictions covered in this Global Trends benchmark are Australia, Brazil, China, the EU, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Türkiye, the UK, and the US.

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