It is interesting to see that over the last 18 months investment in Fibre-to-the-Home/Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) rollouts has sky-rocketed all round the world.
It is also interesting to look at why and where that is happening.
It will not come as a surprise that competition is driving this trend among western economies. In every single country around the world national telecoms operators have held back development because they want to milk their existing assets for as long as possible. Since some remain as monopolies, or at least are very dominant in their markets, they have been successful in doing so.