At least 100 million people are expected to buy gigabit services by 2020, predicts Point Topic CEO Oliver Johnson. Between 2016 and 2020, adoption will grow at a sizzling 65 percent compound annual growth rate.
Close to 70 percent of that overall growth is expected to come from the Asia Pacific region, Johnson argues. If so, most will come from countries in Asia, rather than the Pacific Islands, one might well argue.
In many cases, that headline speed will mean even-higher adoption of access at speeds in the 100s of megabits range. A reasonable forecast would have about half of U.S. high speed access users buying 100 Mbps connections by about 2020.