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This research note discusses recent 2Gbps and 10Gbps FTTH residential service announcements by service providers and the race for global speed leadership in FTTH.


  • A shift is under way in FTTH global speed leadership: 10Gbps is the new frontier, leaving 2Gbps in the dust
  • The momentum behind 2Gbps and 10Gbps began with 1Gbps FTTH services for residential households, the number of such offerings is rising.
  • Ovum tallied 50 1Gbps FTTH services around the world as of end-2014.

Features and Benefits

  • Discusses recent 2Gbps and 10Gbps FTTH service announcements
  • Explains the increasing number of gigabit FTTH services around the world
  • Examines pricing strategy for gigabit FTTH services, how that is changing, and whether price premiums are sustainable

Key questions answered

  • Which providers are offering 2Gbps and 10Gbps FTTH services?
  • Are these services concentrated in a particular country or region?
  • What is driving service providers to launch higher-speed FTTH services?
  • How are providers pricing gigabit services, and what is Ovum's view on pricing strategies?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • 10Gbps is the new frontier, leaving 2Gbps in the dust
  • 1Gbps FTTH services increasing and now in all regions
  • Gigabit tariff premiums are difficult to sustain
  • Speed leadership out of reach now until existing FTTH networks are upgraded


  • Further reading
  • Author

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