Possibly as many as the entire rest of world and soon pulling ahead. Government owned and controlled Chinese telcos are building more fiber home than the entire rest of the world the last few years. The 60M homes connected http://bit.ly/Zh6AX7 are not far from the total fiber lines in the entire rest of the world. The OECD includes most of the developed world and counted 56M homes with fiber at the beginning of 2014. There's a fair amount of fiber in places like the UAE so I'm guessing "ROW" remains slightly ahead of China. That won't be true for long.

     Dell'oro, one of the top research houses, reports "PON revenue in Q2 reached a record level, with strong growth both in China and the rest of the world." By revenue, 60% of the sales were in China, up 25% over last year. Since Chinese prices are lower, an even larger % of the ports went to the Middle Kingdom. GPON in China is taking over, with EPON sales flat. Strength in China made Huawei and ZTE the world leading vendors. 

   From OECD, mostly the developed part of the world. Note the OECD totals are now only about half the world. China, with 200M broadband homes, has more than the U.S., Britain, Germany, France and Italy combined. Brazil at 22M, India at 16M and Russia at 25M are rapidly climbing the ranks.  

DSL 174,539,968
Cable Modem 105,833,940
Fibre + LAN 56,438,749
Other 2,188,823
TOTAL 339,001,480

 

    From China Mobile's website, in Google translation.

China fiber access ports reached 135 million total close to 60 million users

China Communication Network | Yueming | 2014-09-03 10:58:47
[REVIEW] As of the end of July 2014, China's optical access FTTH / O ports reached 135 million, fiber access FTTH / O total number of subscribers reached 55.163 million. A net increase of 14.343 million over the end of 2013, twice the number of users in Japan.
??In the "2014 Optical Communication Technology and Development Forum" held on September 2, Wuhan Research Institute of Posts and Telecommunications, former vice president and chief engineer Mao Qian said, by the end of last year, the global FTTH subscribers reached 128 million, China had 40.82 million .??As of the end of July 2014, China's optical access FTTH / O ports reached 135 million, fiber access FTTH / O total number of subscribers reached 55.163 million. A net increase of 14.343 million over the end of 2013, twice the number of users in Japan.

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