High – Speed Internet Demand Spurs FTTx Tester Market Growth


The global demand for FTTx testers is projected to grow significantly, with a value of US$13.9 billion in 2022, expected to reach US$27.34 billion by 2032, at a CAGR of 7%. This growth is primarily driven by the increasing demand for high-speed internet and the rising number of broadband subscriptions, which has led to the widespread adoption of FTTx technology. Future Market Insights (FMI) has provided these insights on the FTTx tester market.

FTTx, a broadband network architecture that utilizes optical fiber for communication, offers greater data-carrying capacity compared to traditional copper wires. It includes fiber to the premises (FTTP), which extends from the central office to the user’s premises, categorized into fiber-to-home (FTTH) and fiber-to-building (FTTB). Additionally, fiber to the cabinet (FTTC) serves multiple customers. The demand for high-speed broadband and ongoing infrastructural developments are expected to drive the FTTx tester market.

According to FMI, the FTTx tester market is driven by the demand for gigabit products and 4K TV. The introduction of innovative FTTx technology products by companies has led to a surge in demand for FTTx testers. For example, Singapore witnessed limited commercial push and customer demand for FTTx until the launch of gigabit broadband by MyRepublic and MI in 2014. This development prompted other players like StarHub and SingTel to respond with equivalent gigabit broadband offerings. The transition towards multi-gigabit products in Singapore is poised to drive the global FTTx tester market forward.

FTTx testers encompass various tools such as optical time domain reflect meters, fiber identifiers, loss testing kits, fault locators, and inspection and cleaning tools, among others. Continuous advancements in fiber technology and the growing market, along with recent innovations in FTTx testers, are anticipated to drive significant growth in the global FTTx tester market. However, challenges such as limited infrastructure availability in developing countries and moderate customer demand in these regions may restrain market growth.

North America is expected to dominate the global FTTx tester market due to technological advancements and high adoption rates. Europe is projected to follow North America, while Asia Pacific is anticipated to grow rapidly, driven by infrastructure development and technological advancements. The global growth of the FTTx tester market is significantly driven by the increasing demand for high-speed internet connections, over-the-top services,  IPTV, and communication services. The market is considered highly competitive, with both established and new players continuously developing products and technologies. Key players in the market include AFL, Exfo, AD-net Technology, Kingfisher International, Anritsu, VeEX, Shanghai Tarluz Telecom, 3 Edge, and others.