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The Fight for Consumer Broadband Supremacy: How Telcos Are Getting Their Broadband Mojo Back
Rider Research, January 2013, Pages: 58
A seemingly insatiable demand for streaming and data is putting more strain on broadband suppliers than ever before. It is not inconceivable for a modern home to require speeds of 50Mbps in order to fully experience the range of simultaneous HD video and data streaming on multiple devices such as smart TVs, Blu-ray players, gaming consoles, tablets, smartphones, etc.
Meanwhile, advances in such fields as home health, premises monitoring, remote education and 4K Ultra HD TV could easily see a household needing 100Mbps in the not too distant future.
For telcos, getting past the magic 25-40 Mbps speed barrier has been expensive and difficult. Heavy reliance on copper networks has meant going down the costly route of building all new fiber networks.
Cablecos and their suppliers of DOCSIS are already providing these speeds.
They are confidently offering speeds of up to 100 Mbps over original networks simply by making network gear changes in distribution offices and by installing new modems in homes.
‘The Fight for Consumer Broadband Supremacy: How Telcos Are Getting Their Broadband Mojo Back' analyzes trends affecting the battle to gain lucrative broadband subscriptions. The 57-page report argues that the ‘miracles' occurring in twisted pair copper wire technology are tipping the balance of power in favor of telephone companies.
The report explains important developments in such technologies as VDSL2 Vectoring, DSM, G.Fast, FTTdp and DSL Rings. These recent advances now allow the world's telcos to offer DOCSIS- and fiber-like speeds over their existing copper wire connections, thus saving billions in fiber deployment costs.
1) Uses plain language to describe these latest broadband technologies and explains their significance for the rest of the digital media industry.
2) Details recent implementations at such companies as AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, Verizon, BT, Belgacom, KPN, etc.
3) Provides a complete explanation of the ‘miracle of VDSL2 Vectoring', its importance to telcos and the products and alliances that are being offered by chip makers, broadband, vendors, STB manufacturers and software developers (such as Alcatel-Lucent, Broadcom, ASSIA, Lantiq, ZTE and MediaTek).
4) Shows how home networks and digital media devices like STBs and modems are being adapted to conform to new exterior broadband standards.
Who should read this report? Telephone companies, cable companies, broadband suppliers, equipment and software vendors to these companies, pay TV operators, IPTV companies, TV and device manufacturers, makers of set-top boxes, chipset makers and the infrastructure that delivers video to the home, financial analysts and industry consultants and observers.
HOW MUCH BROADBAND SPEED DO HOMES NEED?
TELCOS' BROADBAND TECHNOLOGIES
OPPORTUNITIES & CHALLENGES
- Current Broadband Technology Overview
- Cablecos: DOCSIS 3.0
- Binders Are the Telcos' Broadband Problem
- Telcos Have More Affordable Choices Than All-Fiber Networks
- Actelis Doubles DSL Speeds in Rural Areas
- OTT's Deep, Dark Secret: It Needs Lots of Bandwidth
WHAT THE TELCOS ARE DOING
- CenturyLink Bulking up Network
- AT&T Commits to Expand & Upgrade Wireline Broadband Network
- Verizon Won't Build New FiOS After 2014
- Vectored DSL (Not Fiber) Is Sweeping Europe
- BT Doubles Broadband Speeds at Same Monthly Cost
- UK Doles out £114m ($185m) to Cities to Build Broadband Networks
CABLECOS' DOCSIS BROADBAND TECHNOLOGIES
- DOCSIS 3.0 Reigns Supreme in Broadband
- Intel Shows 1 Gbps DOCSIS 3.0 Chips
- DOCSIS Revs up to Almost 1 Gbps
- Cablecos Developing Next-Generation 3.1 Version of DOCSIS
- Cablecos Not Waiting for Telcos to Catch up
WHAT THE CABLECOS ARE DOING
- Cablecos Increasing Broadband Subs, Losing Pay TV Subs
- Time Warner Cable Increasing Broadband Speeds by up to 50%
- Charter Upgrading Infrastructure to Offer Faster Broadband & IPTV
- Virgin Media Uses Superfast Broadband and TiVo to Add Subscribers
A SOFTWARE SOLUTION
- ASSIA Software Makes xDSL Operate More Efficiently
- Lantiq & ASSIA Partner to Push the VDSL2 Envelope
- VDSL2 Vectoring Enables 100+ Mbps Over Telcos' Copper Wires
- Alca-Lu Technology Makes Deploying VDSL2 Vectoring Less Expensive
- Alcatel-Lucent Takes the Lead in Vectoring
- First G.Vector Plugfest
- ADTRAN's Vectoring Offers Speeds up to 200 Mbps...
- Not Lantiq's FTTdp
- ZTE's VDSL2 Vectoring Gear Ready to Ship
- A Few Pictures Are Worth...
- Broadcom's Take on Vectoring
- ASSIA Launches DSLAM-Neutral Version of Vectoring
- Alcatel, ADTRAN, ASSIA, Broadcom, Lantiq Bring out Vectoring Guns
- Ikanos Says Its Node Scale Vectoring Provides 200 Mbps over Existing Copper
- Lantiq's FTTdp Technology Does 250 Mbps over Existing Copper
- Low-Cost, Low-Power Mini Cabinets with Lantiq Chips Can Be Mounted Anywhere
- FTTdp's Impact on Telcos Could Be Significant
- Startup Genesis Technical Launches 400 Mbps Broadband over Copper Wires
- DSL Rings Compared to VDSL2 Vectoring
- Compared to G.Fast
NEW EQUIPMENT IN THE HOME
- Home Network Speeds Keeping up with Broadband
- Lantiq, Qualcomm Atheros Produce xDSL/11ac Gateway Design
- Broadcom Launches New Gateway Chips for Telcos
- Sagemcom Launches Gateway with Vectoring
- The G.Fast Connection
- G.Fast Provides 500 Mbps to 1 Gbps to the Home over Telcos' Existing Copper
- Sckipio Makes Its Debut with G.Fast
- Is Fiber to the Home Dead?
- We All Agree on the Need to Go To Fiber. Right? Well Don't We?
- Broadcom Chips Increase Speeds to Coax & Copper Wire Cabinets…
- BT to Offer 300 Mbps in 2013
- Tiny All-Fiber Networks Popping Up Throughout the States
- ADTRAN Helps Tiny Ohio Telco Go All Fiber
- Alca-Lu Technology
- Qualcomm Atheros
- Time Warner
- Virgin Media
- Deutsche Telekom
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