Only 45 countries in the world have average fixed broadband speeds of over 100mbps. This is what we consider a “fast” internet speed. In this technology driven age, lifestyles, businesses and the education sector are at a notable disadvantage without reliable and ubiquitous connectivity. This has seen the demand for deployments of the latest and most up-to-date broadband technology grow exponentially in many sectors, such as telecoms, transportation and construction.
Due to its greater bandwidth and reliability – compared to the likes of DSL and copper cabling – fibre optic technology is the preferred connectivity option for many. It was reported that FTTH/B dominated the global fixed broadband subscriptions with a share of 66.7% in the first quarter of 2023. The pressure being placed on broadband service providers and installers to create new infrastructure is being felt across the supply chain.