Fiber optic technology to homes FTTH forefront of global market




It revealed the latest study of the optical fiber to homes and buildings in the Middle East and North Africa connected proportions, that the spread of this technology in the homes of the Middle East and North Africa the rate is currently at 43%, and the United Arab Emirates leads the market by 75%.

Connecting FTTH in the Middle East and North Africa Council and publication of this study FTTH Panorama for the year 2015 through the activities of the seventh annual conference in the Omani capital Muscat last November.

Number of subscribers FTTH has arrived in the world to 181.7 million subscribers up to mid-2015, according to a study of the World Federation of the Council of FTTH, This figure provides the speed and the civilization of this technique to provide the latest and the fastest Internet services for homes and businesses that enable the delivery of video services and Internet and voice of supreme efficiency and major force .

The announcement was made during the annual International benchmark European Conference in the February 17 issue of the United Arab Emirates, second only to South Korea. Five countries in the Middle East has entered a global scale in 2015 compared with the three countries in 2014.

At the same time the number of subscribers in the Middle East reached approximately 2.1 million, an increase of 20% from the previous year, while the number of homes reached by the fiber-optic more than 5 million homes, an increase of 28% from the previous year.

Said Dr. Safa Nasser Eddin, head of the Council of FTTH in the Middle East and North Africa: Connecting “We are very excited about the growth in FTTH / B and the rate of delivery and coverage in the Middle East, especially in the United Arab Emirates the first Comertbh in the Middle East and second in the world rankings with a comprehensive coverage FTTH “.

And Dr. Oarbent description pride activity based in the Gulf Cooperation Council, which raises growth rates and the popularity of connecting the optical fiber to the home (GCC) states, highlights including Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman and Kuwait. She also expressed her optimism for the rest of the Levant and North Africa countries such as Lebanon and Tunisia with new initiatives depending National Digital 2020 vision. ”

The study also showed that the major operators of telecommunications networks and operators bench make up the main actors in the deployment of optical fiber connected to the house, but on the national programs that enhance the delivery of the optical fiber to homes and buildings in the Middle East market also.

According to the study, the state with the highest prevalence rate of this technology in the region and globally, is the United Arab Emirates, while Qatar occupies second place in the Arab region’s second highest rate of prevalence of 72%, followed by Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

Depending on the future plan for the area to enter into Gigabit race with the highest average speed currently available up to 500 megabits per second in the United Arab Emirates. As the average speed is the most prevalent of 100 Mbps, which is available in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Qatar, Jordan and Tunisia.

Most telecommunications companies provide in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) TV services and video available on the new networks and new OTT service, which was launched in the Middle East to cover the FTTH and expectations to be increased proliferation and coverage are both very promising.


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