Small Telecom Providers Lead Growth Of All-Fiber Networks

November 2012, Vol. 67, No. 11

The study, conducted for the FTTH Council Americas LATAM Chapter by the consulting firm IDATE, found that Mexico is the leading fiber to the home market, followed by Brazil, with Chile and Argentina also showing some promise as deployments get underway in those countries.

"We found that the main fiber architecture being deployed in Latin America is FTTH, as opposed to fiber to the building, and that GPON is the preferred technology - involving more than 80 percent of the deployments in both cases," said Roland Montagne, director of the Telecoms Business Unit at IDATE.