5.4 mln fiber-to-the-home subscribers in Japan by March 2006

Japan had 14.3 mln ADSL subscribers by October 2005, an increase by 564,300 since April 2005, MM Research Institute reports. The total number of subscribers to Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH) reached 3.9 mln, an increased by 1.3 mln compared to March 2005. MM Research Institute forecasts the total number of broadband subscribers in Japan to grow to 23.4 mln subscribers by the end of March 2006 and around 33 mln by the end of March 2008. The number of FTTH subscribers will reach 5.4 mln by the end of March 2006.