Others are getting more fibre

Published: October 23rd, 2008

By Howard Solomon
Assistant editor, Network World Canada
The move to fibre connectivity around the world continues to accelerate, according to updated figures from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.
Fibre to the home/building has overtaken DSL and cable in Korea and Japan and now accounts for 45 per cent of all Japanese broadband subscriptions and 39 per cent in Korea. Korea’s fibre penetration alone (12.2 per 100 inhabitants) is higher than total broadband penetration in five OECD countries.
On the other hand, the amount of fibre is so small in Canada, where Bell and Telus and other telcos



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