Study: 2Q06 FTTH shipments up 245% from 2005

August 17, 2006 Bethesda MD -- According to Dittberner's "Broadband Quarterly Shipment Analysis," FTTH shipments were up 18% from the first quarter, and 245% from just a year ago. NTT in Japan continues to provide over 80% of the total global market; outside of Japan, Verizon's FiOS initiative is the only other significant deployment.

August 17, 2006 Bethesda MD -- According to Dittberner's "Broadband Quarterly Shipment Analysis," FTTH shipments were up 18% from the first quarter, and 245% from just a year ago. NTT in Japan continues to provide over 80% of the total global market; outside of Japan, Verizon's FiOS initiative is the only other significant deployment.

The top three leaders in shipments, Mitsubishi, Sumitomo, and Hitachi, are all main suppliers to NTT in Japan. Tellabs, Verizon's main FiOS supplier, is the fourth place vendor.

Due to the continued loss of wireline telephone subscribers, mostly to the MSOs, Verizon is accelerating the roll out of its FiOS services. The company recently announced that it had 375,000 FTTH subscribers to its FiOS high-speed Internet service and had added 111,000 subscribers in the second quarter alone.

The Dittberner study reveals that the majority of the ports shipped were for GePON technology, with BPON making up much of the rest. GPON, which Verizon will start deploying next year, is 1% of overall shipments.

Dittberner's Broadband Study is an ongoing market research service updated quarterly, designed to track the BBxDSL and BBFTTH vendors and their potential. The study covers business cases, case studies, and market forecasts.

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