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Forecasts for Higher Bandwidth Broadband Services

  • Published: December 2004
  • Region: Global
  • 47 Pages
  • Technology Futures, Inc

This report forecasts the increase in broadband data rates and discusses the applications, especially IP Video, driving the increase. It also covers the current leaders --South Korea, Japan, and Italy.
By 2006, U.S. broadband penetration will likely reach 50% and a shift to data rates of 24 Mb/s to 100 Mb/s will have begun. By 2010, 75% broadband penetration is likely, with 10% to 20% of households subscribing to very high-speed-broadband. Broadband will eventually be adopted by most households as websites become increasingly designed for broadband, e-mail attachments (e.g., photo collections) grow large, and new services such as VoIP become widely adopted.

U.S. residential broadband will soon demand higher data rates than currently provided, probably in the range of 6-10 Mb/s, which is already available in leading broadband countries. Bandwidth increases reflect the general tendency for demand to increase along with computing power and memory. They will also reflect the demand for specific services such as IP video that require more bandwidth. TFI forecasts IP video penetration of 40% in 2010, with high definition IP video penetration of 20%.

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Chapter 1. Introduction and Summary
Status and Forecast for Broadband Access
Drivers for Higher Bandwidth
Forecast of Households with Very-High-Speed Broadband Access
Network Evolution to Support Very-High-Speed Broadband.

Chapter 2. Forecasts for Broadband Video
Digital TV and High-Definition TV
IP Video.

Chapter 3. Broadband Applications in Precursor Countries
Other Factors in Japan and Korean Broadband Leadership.

Chapter 4. Forecasts of Bandwidth Requirements
Bandwidth Requirements for Video
Overall Bandwidth Requirements
Comparison of IP Video and Broadband Bandwidth Requirements.

Chapter 5. The Deployment of Very-High-Speed Broadband
Options for the Deployment of Very-High-Speed Broadband
Deployment of Very-High-Speed Broadband in Korea
Deployment of Very-High-Speed Broadband in Japan
Network Evolution in North America

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