Viavi's Gigabit Monitor reveals 200 million have gigabit availability

Viavi Solutions (NASDAQ: VIAV) has introduced an updated version of Gigabit Monitor, the company´s visual database referencing current and planned gigabit deployments around the world, the company said.

Analysis of deployments reveals that 219 million people globally now have gigabit internet available to them, equating to roughly 3 percent of the global population. There are currently 603 gigabit internet implementations, a jump of 72 percent since June 2016.

The Gigabit Monitor is a web-based tool intended to showcase the state-of-play of gigabit internet provision across the world, based on publicly available data. This living database is updated regularly, based on deployment announcements and feedback from users. The site has been overhauled since its launch in 2016 to include population coverage estimates, giving a clearer picture of gigabit progress across the world. The following information is based on Viavi´s analysis of that data.

The Gigabit Monitor is a visual database based on publicly available data. It is updated regularly, and users are invited to submit information on new, publicly announced gigabit deployments or updates to existing information.

Viavi is a global provider of network test, monitoring and assurance solutions to communications service providers, enterprises and their ecosystems, supported by a worldwide channel community including Viavi Velocity Solution Partners. We deliver end-to-end visibility across physical, virtual and hybrid networks, enabling customers to optimize connectivity, quality of experience and profitability. Viavi is also a leader in high performance thin film optical coatings, providing light management solutions to anti-counterfeiting, consumer electronics, automotive, defense and instrumentation markets.