Reference: New Database Provides Info on More Than 500 Operational or Planned Gigabit Deployments Globally
The Gigabit Monitor is a visual database based on publicly available data. It is updated regularly, and users are invited to submit information on new, publicly announced gigabit deployments or updates to existing information. The Gigabit Monitor is not intended to be an exhaustive resource. Sources of information included company websites, press announcements, industry trade media and local newspapers. Service providers marketing speeds ‘up to 1 Gbps’ but not explicitly advertising 1 Gbps service were not included.
The Gigabit Monitor is a web-based tool intended to showcase a whole world of gigabit internet and zoom in for detail on announced and available services. The data can be split by geography or technology. The database also shows whether a service is Announced (service provider has publicly announced deployment plans in a given market), Under Construction (network build is underway), Trial (a limited live network is in operation) or Commercial (service is currently available to consumers). The Gigabit Monitor is a living database to be updated regularly, and users are welcome to submit new or corrected information via a form on the site.
From CED Magazine
The monitor shows at least 350 live gigabit deployments globally, with a further 164 announced or under construction, across wireline and wireless technologies including GPON, DOCSIS 3.1, G.fast, LTE-A, 5G and 802.11ac.
Leading on announced gigabit deploys is North America with 61 percent. Europe is second with 24 percent. Asia, Australasia, Middle East, Africa and South America share the remaining 15 percent of deployments, according to the research.
If you feel like gigabit deployment rollout news has picked up sharply recently, the monitor confirms that: More than 70 percent of the live gigabit deployments tracked have been launched since the start of 2015.
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