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.
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From China Mobile's website, in Google translation.
China fiber access ports reached 135 million total close to 60 million users