Virus impact over each market - telecom operators, government agencies and regulators' responses - revised forecasts for the next 5 years.
This annual report offers a wealth of information on the worldwide development of Next Generation Telecoms. It focuses on Fibre-to-the-Home developments and deployment, supported by market statistics and information on the leading countries. Trans-sector strategy is discussed, which is required to facilitate FttH development and a valuable case study on Australia’s proposed National Broadband Network is also included. The report provides insight into the issues surrounding regulating fibre access, drawing on developments from
Subjects covered include:
· Next Generation Telecoms (
· Trans-sector strategy;
· FttH analyses and market statistics;
· Regulating fibre access drawing on developments in
· Case study of
· Smart/intelligent communities and cities;
· Brief regional overviews.
Researchers:- Paul Budde, Lawrence Baker, Lucia Bibolini, Peter Evans, Dominic Hebert, Lisa Hulme-Jones, Paul Kwon, Henry Lancaster, Peter Lange, Tine Lewis, Kylie Wansink
Current publication date:- June 2009 (6th Edition)
Next publication date:- June 2010
The deployment of FttH around the world is beginning to lead to exciting developments for the next generation of telecommunications. In particular, infrastructure based on FttH is providing the foundation for smart communities and cities where a number of technologies and services are combined to create an enhanced value proposition for residents. Smart homes connected to these networks can utilise services such as e-health, e-education and e-government as well as access digital media and high-speed Internet. Sustainability is also integral to the smart community with many environmental initiatives, such as smart grids, slowly becoming a reality.
While FttH networks had begun to arrive well before the financial crisis hit; surprisingly it is the crisis itself that is now driving fibre beyond its first stage. Many countries, such as the
It is now becoming clear that a trans-sector approach is required to facilitate NGNs based on FttH. What BuddeComm is referring to is the importance of looking across sectors to create synergy. If we consider the major benefit of fibre infrastructure to be that it acts as a conduit for sustainable economic growth and society development, then we need to change the structure of its business model. Only if fibre is made available as a utility will we be able to reap the trans-sectoral fruits of this infrastructure.
A trans-sectoral way of thinking can also be applied across infrastructure projects – looking at the potential synergies between the building of roads, sewerage systems, water and gas pipe networks, as well as telecoms and electricity networks. In short, it is trans-sector policies and strategies which will create the smart communities of the future.
This report provides a valuable insight into the developments taking place in Next Generation Telecoms (
· E-health, e-education, digital media and sustainability are the key reasons why developed nations need Next Generation Networks.
· Smart communities cannot be built from the current silo structure that dominates our thinking and require a holistic approach.
· In terms of FttH connections,
· In terms of actual FttH penetration, South Korea leads with around 44%.
· Improvements in international fibre and other infrastructure in Africa are leading to a growing number of FttH initiatives.
· There has been substantial recent investment in next generation infrastructure in the richer countries of the
· Reforms in New Zealand will create a number of Local Fibre Companies which will operate FttH access network infrastructure in specific geographic areas.
Data in this report is the latest available at the time of preparation and may not be for the current year.
The following notes provide some background to our scenario forecasting methodology:
· This report includes what we term scenario forecasts. By describing long-range scenarios we identify a band within which we expect market growth to occur. The associated text describes what we see as the most likely growth trend within this band.
· The projections shown in the tables in this report are based on our own historical information, as well as on telecommunication sector statistics from official and non-official, national and international sources. We assume a possible deviation of 15-20% around this data.
· All statistics for
Paul, May I congratulate you on a very successful and enjoyable afternoon with the Minister. In providing the roundtable discussions between government and industry, it highlighted the strong interest by stakeholders in Broadband and its implementation but it also presented us with other issues and opportunities that we need to address.
Dominic Schipano, CITT
BuddeComm's strategic business reports contain a combination of both primary and secondary research statistics, analyses written by our senior analysts supported by a network of experts, industry contacts and researchers from around the world as well as our own scenario forecasts.
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