China Telecom (NYSE: CHA) is confident it can deliver Fiber to the Home (FTTH) services to 1 million subscribers by the end of 2012, reaching a total of 2.3 million subscribers.
As of the end of 2011, the telco's FTTH network passed 4.5 million homes in China, with 1.3 customers purchasing FTTH-based services.
By the end of 2015, the service provider plans to have FTTH available throughout Shanghai, and has forecast that 90 percent of the city's broadband subscribers will be using a fiber-based service.
To meet its FTTH goals, China Telecom is leveraging a mix of Ethernet PON (EPON) and GPON-based technologies.
According to a September 2011 Ovum report, EPON has been the technology of choice for the initial FTTH roll out, while new networks will leverage GPON.
- TeleGeography has this article
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