- Language: English
- Published: November 2013
- Region: Africa, South Africa
The Impact Of DSL Acceleration Technologies On Meeting European Digital Agenda Targets
- Published: June 2012
- Region: Europe
- 40 Pages
- Analysys Mason Group
Attempting to stretch copper for a 100Mbps broadband target shows up the huge variations between legacy network topologies: it could work well in the final third in some countries, but may have limited impact in others.
Vectoring, pair-bonding and phantom-mode technologies promise greatly improved rate-reach metrics for copper, as well as faster, cheaper roll-outs. This Viewpoint examines the potential of these technologies for meeting the European Commission's Digital Agenda targets for coverage of 30Mbps and 100Mbps broadband – also known as 'superfast' and 'ultra-fast' broadband.
This Viewpoint provides:
- analysis of the rate-reach of accelerated DSL technologies
- models of local and cabinet loop topologies in real networks
- an assessment of the potential for 30Mbps and 100Mbps coverage on copper
- an assessment of the role of copper in delivering 50% take-up in 100Mbps service by 2020.