Fibre: an indispensable asset for tomorrow’s Asian networks
TowerXchange’s first guide to towerco-led fibre projects in Asia
Fibre has become a necessity for modern telecom networks in a relatively short period of time. It went from a buzzword to a necessity as a function of the growing data demand and the giant leaps in network technologies. In this editorial, TowerXchange takes a look at the trends of internet usage, mobile penetration and data consumption across Asia and contextualises them with the opportunity to fiberise networks. Additionally, we offer our readers a first overview of key fibre projects from across the region.
In 2000, 5mn people utilised internet in India. As of 31 December 2017, the number of internet users in the country raised to 462,124,989, representing 34% of the entire Indian population and 23% of the whole of Asia.