China and India to dominate full fibre connectivity league table

China and India to dominate full fibre connectivity league table

YOU might think it fairly obvious that the world’s two most populous countries are set to have the most full fibre connections by 2030, at least according to the latest forecast from Point Topic. What might surprise you is the margin by which the two countries are set to lead the rest of the world.

You can read the whole report here but TL:DR – China is predicted to have over 500 million full fibre connections by the end of this decade – that’s nearly 30% of all such connections worldwide. India, though a long way back on 110 million subscribers, will still account for over 8% the planet’s full fibre customers by itself.

And the rest? Well, the US is predicted to hit 80 million by 2030, with Indonesia fourth on 60 million and Brazil completing the BRIC acronym on 42. The UK comes in seventh, although our fibre penetration rate is forecast to be second only to Spain.

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