IDATE has released the latest issue of its World FTTx database, which is part of its ongoing service covering the ultra-fast broadband market. The organisation provides key data on this market across the globe, covering more than 70 countries and 150 key players, and providing forecasts up to 2017.
Valerie Chaillou, FTTx lead analyst at IDATE, notes: 'Growth perspectives remains still high when superfast technologies represent 22 per cent of broadband access subscriptions at mid-2013, and we expect ultra-fast broadband revenues will grow by 95 per cent over the 5 next years to reach 182 billion EUR in 2017"
IDATE predicts that eastern Europe will see its take up rate increase from 28 per cent to 49 per cent in five years, much higher than in western Europe during all the period, from 21 per cent at end 2012 to 32 per cent at the end of 2017.
FTTH/B is the leading ultra-fast broadband solution, representing 66 per cent of FTTx subscriptions at mid 2013, compared to 22 per cent for FTTLA and 12 per cent for FTTN+VDSL.