Moving towards 2020, FttH will continue to increase its share of total fixed broadband
subscriptions at the expense of DSL.
Singapore still holds the top spot for fixed broadband
with a 195.88 Mbps average download speed.
It was worth to note that Malaysia's average fixed broadband
speed had accelerated more than three-fold in 17 months, from 22.5 Mbps in January 2018 to 68.5 Mbps in May 2019, above the global average of 59.6 Mbps.
The Index indicated that the upload speed in Qatar reached an average of 16.6 Mbps from the mobile Internet and 32.20 Mbps from the fixed broadband
For April 2019, OOKLA noted that mobile and fixed broadband
internet speeds in the country stood at 14.73 Mbps and 18.66 Mbps, respectively.
Singapore ranked first globally in terms of fixed broadband
Internet speed at 197.50 Mbps, followed by Hong Kong at 172.67 Mbps and S.
Out of forty-six Asia Pacific countries, the average download speed of the Philippines ranked twenty-first for fixed broadband
and twenty-third for mobile.
Kazakhstan ranks 80th in ranking of mobile internet speed and 60th in fixed broadband
According to the reports, in 2017, 84pc of fixed broadband
subscribers were provided with Internet speeds equal to or more than 10 Mbps compared with only 10pc in 2013.
'The business case for FWA varies not only from country to country but literally by city and neighbourhood, with key factors such as the fixed broadband
situation, the existence and cost of fiber-based solutions, population density, topography and available/planned spectrum capacity all coming into play.'
The declining number of fixed lines in Pakistan is restricting more widespread development of fixed broadband
. Over the next five years to 2022 low to moderate growth is expected from a small base.
Shecontinued:"Many operators have spectrum available in rural areas that isunderutilisedand which can be used to offer fixed broadband
servicesto evolve to ubiquitous broadband.To expand the addressable market even further, the challenge exists in the scenario where an operator does not have a leadin to provide a service.