Optical Networks

Japan has the second highest number of fixed broadband subscriptions in the world, over 60% of which are based on fibre technology, the highest percentage of all OECD countries. Increased competition in the broadband market has seen demand for optical networks decrease slightly in recent years which has impacted production. As a result, research is active in this area as a means to ensure Japanese involvement in the next generation of optical networks. In addition, Japan now has an average of 105/6 broadband subscriptions per 100 habitants, giving it one of the highest broadband penetration rates in the world.

OECD, OECD Broadband Statistics: Total Fixed and Wireless Broadband Subscriptions by Country, 2012
OECD, OECD Broadband Statistics Update, 2013
OECD, OECD Broadband Statistics Update, 2014

Table of Contents

  • Production & Demand
  • Standardisation
  • R&D
  • Elastic Optical Path Networks
  • Annual Report
  • Further Reading
  • Relevant Organisations and Trade Fairs