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Modern Broadband: Impact of Wireless on Fixed-line

  • ID: 4384421
  • Report
  • August 2017
  • Region: Global, Global
  • 50 Pages
  • Parks Associates
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Consumers today are always connected, whether inside the home or on the go. More and more broadband households use cellular and Wi-Fi connections for in-home and out-of-home data needs. With the growing reliance on wireless connections, many broadband providers are concerned about the impact that this trend will have on their businesses in both the short and long term. This report examines the impact these wireless technologies will have on fixed-line broadband services. It also evaluates usage of both options, as well as the pros and cons of each, and includes a five-year forecast for global fixed-line broadband household connections.

This report focuses on last-mile wireless technologies and addresses the current status of the U.S. fixed broadband market, with insights into the global market. It examines from mobile or cellular data that connects directly to end-users and their mobile devices, to fixed wireless networks that connect to consumers’ home router and the impact of these access methods to traditional fixed home broadband. While mobile broadband is Internet access through multiple portable devices (including portable modem, USB wireless modem, mobile Wi-Fi), the report sections dealing with mobile Internet only address the use of cellular data through mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets, from Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) such as AT&T or Verizon.

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1.0 Report Summary
1.1 Purpose of Report
1.2 Scope of Report
1.3 Research Approach/Sources

2.0 Mobile Internet
2.1 Advantages of Mobile Internet
2.2 Mobile-only consumers
2.3 The pursuit of wireless by fixed-line operators

3.0 Re-defining the role of fixed networks
3.1 The state of fixed broadband in the U.S. market
3.2 Advantages of fixed-line broadband
3.3 Mobile backhaul via fixed networks
3.4 Fixed broadband as a vehicle for value-added services

4.0 Virtualization of the last mile
4.1 Fixed wireless
4.1.1 WiMAX
4.1.2 High frequency fixed wireless networks.
4.1.3 The impact of fixed wireless
4.2 Hybrid networks: combining DSL and LTE
4.3 Other ISPs virtualizing last mile connectivity
4.4 Wi-Fi in the home
4.4.1 Mesh networks
4.4.2 Next generation Wi-Fi standards

5.0 Market status
North America
Western Europe
East/Central Europe
Latin America
Western/Central Asia

6.0 Forecast
6.1 Forecast Methodology
6.2 Forecast

7.0 Implications and Recommendations
7.1 Broadband Service Providers

8.0 Appendix
8.1 Glossary
8.2 Index
8.3 Image Sources

List of Figures:

Likelihood to go mobile-only
Likelihood to go mobile-only by MNO
AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon - change in speed and latency
Verizon Data Only Price Points
Reason for Not Having Home Broadband
Change in Speed and Latency of Major US Wireless Carriers
Average Latency by Network Type
Change in Most-Commonly Used In-home Entertainment Device
Comparing Last Mile Fixed Wireless Solutions
Mesh Wi-Fi Routers Currently Offered in Market
North America Market
Western Europe Market
East & Central Europe Market
Latin America Market
Asia Pacific Market
West & Central Asia Market
Africa Market
Forecast Methodology
Broadband Household Penetration by Region
Mobile vs. Home Broadband Penetration

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