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Progress in Development Wired Access Broadband Networks - Technologies, Markets and Applications

  • ID: 3841648
  • Report
  • September 2016
  • Region: Global
  • 120 Pages
  • PracTel Inc
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Wired broadband access technologies are playing an important role in today networks.  Until recently, technical and economic problems with such access did not allow effective use of a broadband pipe from a core to a subscriber side, minimizing a value of broadband communications.

The problems have been known for a long time, but absence of a cost-effective technology in the distribution plant prevented making any practical improvements. The specifics of access, such as the necessity to create highly distributed infrastructure and the price to support access service always contradicted each other. The situation changed with appearance Passive Optical Networks and vectoring DSL.

The goal of this report is to address current and near-term advances in wired broadband access networks that are transforming them into broadband pipes with characteristics similar to characteristics of the core networks. 

In particular, the report concentrates on the analysis technologies and markets for the following access architectures:

- Passive Optical Networks (PONs) - standardized or planning to be standardized by the IEEE and ITU-FSAN. Evolving PONs will allow transmission up to 100 Gb/s (shared).
- New generations DSL - in the development and standardization by the ITU and the industry, including vectoring and G.fast. The technology may support short reaches connectivity on the existing copper structures with speeds 1 Gb/s and up (non-shared).

The report shows that the copper infrastructure continues playing an important role for connecting last hundreds meters from/to a subscriber equipment (with the rest of network). Advanced gigabit speed access technologies, such as DSL (G.fast, VDSL2-vec), are key in creating a homogenous and cost efficient core-access infrastructure.

PONs provide cost-efficient connectivity of the core with subscriber’s equipment, supporting required by users characteristics, such as speed of transmission and other. 

The report also stresses an important trend in the broadband wired access: utilization of multi-functional platforms that allow flexibility and cost efficiency to serve a diversified group of users required different technologies.

The standardization processes are analyzed in details. Marketing statistics have been developed. The report also presents detailed surveys of companies that are working in the related industries and their products portfolios. Attachments contain the survey of recently approved patents related to the subject of this report.

The report is written for a wide audience of technical, managerial and sales staff involved in the development wired broadband access networks, addressing advances in their technologies as well as applications and markets.
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1.0 Introduction   
1.1 Issue   
1.2 Changes   
1.3 PON Appearance   
1.4 DSL Developments   
1.5 Scope   
1.6 Research Methodology   
1.7 Target Audience   

2.0 PON: Today and Tomorrow   
2.1 Concept   
2.1.1 PON Benefits   
2.1.2 The PON Proposition   
2.1.3 Details   
2.1.4 PON Classification   
2.1.5 PON Elements Optical Line Termination (OLT) PON Core Shell Cross-connect Shell Service Shell OLT Responsibilities Bandwidth Allocation Grant mechanism Capture Effect Ranging Burst Mode Transceiver Optical Network Unit (ONU) Optical Distribution Network (ODN)   
2.2 PON: ITU-FSAN Family   
2.2.1 A/B-PON - G.983.x   
2.2.2 G-PON - G.984.x   
2.2.3 G.987x -XG-PON   
2.2.4 G.989x-NG-PON2 Project NG-PON2 - General Major Properties Characteristics Support Rates and Reaches Combinations Services Capacity Spectrum Allocation Line Rate Summary   
2.2.5 XGS-PON   
2.3 PON: IEEE Family   
2.3.1 802.3ah - GE - PON   
2.3.2 802.3av- 10GE-PON Goal Status Standard’s Scope and Objectives 10GE-PON Technology Specifics Inheritance Properties Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation 10GE-PON: Drivers and Target Applications   
2.3.3 IEEE P802.3ca PON   
2.4 PON Market   
2.4.1 PON Commercialized   
2.4.2 Factor   
2.4.3 Services   
2.4.4 Market Estimate Equipment Sale Market Geography Service Providers Revenue   
2.5 Industry   
Dasan Networks   
Mitsubishi Electric   
Qualcomm Atheros   
Source Photonics   
Sun Telecom   
Sumitomo Electric Networks   

3.0 DSL Evolution   
3.1 Developments   
3.2 DSL Family   
3.2.1 ADSL   
3.2.2. R-ADSL   
3.2.3 HDSL   
3.2.4 IDSL   
3.2.5 VDSL   
3.2.6 SDSL   
3.2.7 Summary   
3.3 Vectored DSL - G.993.5-2010   
3.3.1 Scope   
3.3.2 Details Broadband Forum Efforts   
3.3.3 Initial Market   
3.3.4 Vendors   
3.4 G.fast   
3.4.1 Standard   
3.4.2 Improvements over Vectoring   
3.4.3 Models   
3.4.4 Major Characteristics   
3.4.5 Testing and Trialing   
3.4.6 FTTdp   
3.4.7 Industry   
Alcatel-Lucent (Nokia)   
3.4.8 Market   

4.0 Conclusions   
Attachment 1: Vectoring DSL-related Patents Survey (2015-2016)   
Attachment 2: NG-PON2-related Patents Survey (2015-2016)   

List of Figures:
Figure 1: PON Reference Model   
Figure 2: PON Details   
Figure 3:  PON Architecture Illustration   
Figure 4: OLT Functional Block Diagram   
Figure 5: ONU Functional Block Diagram   
Figure 6: B-PON Frequency Arrangements   
Figure 7: ITU Process   
Figure 8: Functional Diagram - G.989 System   
Figure 9: NG-PON2 Frequency Plan   
Figure 10: GE-PON -  10GE-PON Scenario   
Figure 11: 10GE-PON Spectrum Allocation   
Figure 12: 802.3ca Time Schedule (as of June, 2016)   
Figure 13:  Penetration Dependence   
Figure 14: Estimate-PON Equipment Global Sales ($B)   
Figure 15: Estimate-PON ONUs Global Sales ($B)   
Figure 16: Estimate - xGPON Equipment Global Sales ($B)   
Figure 17: PON Technology Geography - Major Regions (2016)   
Figure 18: PON U.S. Providers (2016)   
Figure 19: Estimate: U.S. PON Service Providers Revenue ($B)   
Figure 20: Market Share (%) - Major Broadband Access Technologies (2015)   
Figure 21: FEXT Illustration   
Figure 22: Reference Model - Vectored System (ITU Rec. G.993.5)   
Figure 23: Vectored DSL - Characteristics Improvement   
Figure 24: Vectored DSL Channel   
Figure 25: Estimate: Premises Passed -VDSL2 - Global (Mil.)   
Figure 26: Estimate: Global Shipments of Vectored VDSL2 Ports (Mil. units)   
Figure 27: G.fast Illustration   
Figure 28: Illustration - G.fast Link Arrangements   
Figure 29: FTTdp   
Figure 30: Estimate: G.fast Chips Market Size - Global (Bil. Units)   

List of Tables:
Table 1: G-PON Transmission Rates   
Table 2: G.987 Family   
Table 3: NG-PON2 - Line Rates   
Table 4: EFM Signaling Schemes   
Table 5: Interfaces - 10GE PON   
Table 6: PONs Compared   
Table 7: PON Service Scenarios   
Table 8: DSL Family Evolution   
Table 9: ADSL Characteristics   
Table 10: Parameters   
Table 11: Profiles
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