The data from September 2022 show that 22 countries have achieved penetration rates higher than 50%. The UAE leads the ranking with 98,1%, while Qatar rapidly caught up reaching the second position at 97,8% (vs 84% from the previous year). Singapore (96,5%), Hong Kong (91,6%), and China (89,4%) complete the top 5 positions.
In the European region, for the fourth consecutive year in a row, Iceland tops the European FTTH/B penetration ranking with a 76,8% penetration rate. It is followed by Spain (73,5%) and Portugal (71,1%). 7 countries passed the 50% penetration rate mark (Iceland, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Norway, Romania, France).