Gigaband Era is Coming
With the booming of global ICT technologies, broadband becomes an indispensable infrastructure at the access layer. With the emergence of new services, applications such as VR, cloud gaming, and home IoT pose higher requirements on fixed broadband rates. According to Ovum's research report, the demand on broadband rates will gradually increase in the next 5 years. By 2024, about 60% of users will require a bandwidth higher than 100 Mbit/s.
Figure 1-1 Ovum's forecast on the number of global broadband users and average download speed
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