Friday, May 02, 2014
More success stories are cropping up with regard to FTTH deployments and fiber to copper investments. From Europe to Asia, investments into fiber-optic networking equipment and FTTH solutions are rising, and the benefits are beginning to be noticed. For consumers across the globe this is positive news for the future of improved broadband speeds and reliable Internet access.
Spain sees FTTH connections nearly double
FTTH connections across Spain grew by almost 85 percent year-over-year to exceed 650,000 service lines in January, Telecom.paper reported. This brought the total number of fixed connections across the country to 12.31 million, a total of a 5.9 percent increase year over year.
Accompanied by the news that Spain has approved its latest telecom act, guaranteeing 10 Mbps service to all citizens by 2017, this is positive news for the nation and the EU in general. Increased deployment of high-quality fiber to Ethernet converters and related FTTH solutions will only further support growing enterprise and consumer reliance on the Internet. According to the news source, the new law focuses on simplifying operator investments into 4G and fiber-optic deployments, eliminating the need for licenses, taxes and authorizations for such installations. The act further states that connectivity speeds will be assured to increase to 30 Mbps by 2020.
Global FTTH investments on the rise
Overall, global adoption of passive optical networking solutions has been rising steadily over the past few years as well. Transparency Market Research's recent report on the global PON equipment market has revealed that the total market was valued at $3.97 billion in 2013, with an expected CAGR of 22.7 percent from 2014 to 2019. Led by major growth the Asia Pacific areas, the PON market is expected to reach $13.57 billion in 2019. However, North America and Europe still account for the majority of the market share.
Ultimately, this growth is supported by continued investments into the proper media converters and fiber to copper solutions. With the right hardware in place, the delivery of swift broadband access and the other benefits of FTTH adoption continue to advance.
Perle has an extensive range of Managed and Unmanaged Fiber Media Converters to extended copper-based Ethernet equipment over a fiber optic link, multimode to multimode and multimode to single mode fiber up to 160km.