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Modern Broadband: Shifting Landscape

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  • 35 Pages
  • April 2021
  • Region: Global
  • Parks Associates
  • ID: 5561800
The residential broadband market has seen a number of developments over the past few years. Growth in the number of internet connected devices within households has strained home networks, increasing demand for new networking solutions. Within the MDU space, apartments of all types are increasingly implementing managed Wi-Fi solutions to serve as the backbone for smart apartment deployments, as well as a bulk offering for tenets.

Driven by COVID-19, businesses are seeking solutions to better support a remote workforce, crossing the enterprise and residential markets. Similarly, demand has increased not just for download speeds but for uplink as well –better enabling consumers and workers to perform tasks such as video conferencing. New competition has arisen from mobile providers and satellite companies offering home internet service. This report investigates new developments in the broadband market spanning business opportunities, operational needs, and competitive factors.

Table of Contents

Bottom Line
Shifting Trends: Impact of COVID-2019/Pandemic
  • Impact of Shelter In Place and Social Distancing
  • New Demand for Upgraded CPE and New Value-Added Services
  • The Broadband Coverage Gap - a Major Issue

Remote Work Opportunities
  • New Demand for Broadband Uplink
  • Opportunities in Offerings Targeted to Employers

Meeting Customer Demands Through Network Evolution
  • Network Disaggregation: US Players Leading the Way
  • AT&T: Achieving 75% Network Virtualization
  • Lumen’s White Box Approach
  • Comcast Distributed Access Architecture

Pay-TV Decline & the Need for New Home Services Bundles
  • Traditional Pay-TV Decline in the US
  • Mobile Bundling and MVNO Services
  • Value-Added Services: Smart Wi-Fi and Cybersecurity
  • Wireless Internet Service
  • Mobile-Only Households: a Slowing Phenomenon

Wireless Internet Service Providers
  • Fixed Wireless Internet
  • Satellite Internet

MDU Market Trends
  • Managed Wi-Fi and Bulk Services
  • Smart Apartment Deployments

Conclusions and Top Trends to WatchAppendixCitationsAttribution
List of Figures
  • Remote Work & Schooling Market
  • Adoption of Connected Entertainment Products
  • UpWork Pulse Survey Results on Remote Work (Q4 2020)
  • Lumen Platform Visualization
  • Leading Gateway-Embedded Solutions Vendors
  • WISP Architecture (credit: WISPA)
  • Starry Internet Architecture (Source: Starry)
  • MDU Housing Starts; Represents US Census Bureau and Data from RealPage