Fiber OpticsThe percentage of U.S. commercial buildings with fiber connections to businesses rose to 46.2% in 2015, according to the latest business fiber report from Vertical Systems Group. In translation, that equates to more than 2 million individual business establishments, the market research company highlights in a press release.

New fiber installations in greenfield metro areas and mid-sized multi-tenant buildings on the part of network operators fueled growth, as did property developers, which are now incorporating fiber connections in construction of new multi-tenant and company-owned buildings as a matter of course.

Behind the Business Fiber Report
¨Fiber access to network services is additionally being pre-built into nearly every new commercial building across the U.S.,” Rosemary Cochran, principal at Vertical Systems Group, was quoted. “Business customers want ready accessibility to fiber-based services for the capacity and scalability necessary to future-proof their networks. Consequently, a top competitive differentiator for both wholesale and retail service providers is the geographic reach of their on-net fiber footprints.”

Fiber is the most widely used means of providing Carrier Ethernet Services in the U.S. It’s also increasingly being used to deploy higher speed Hybrid VPNs, Cloud and multimedia broadband connectivity, as well as mobile data traffic aggregation and SDN-enabled Dynamic Network Connectivity Services (DNCS), Vertical notes.