This annual report offers a wealth of information on the global fixed broadband sector and is a key resource of insights, statistics, examples and trends. It provides information on broadband deployment at a global level and insights into the importance of broadband to society as a whole. It explores concepts such as Open Networks and a Trans-sector approach. This valuable report also includes unique insights into regional developments, including key statistics, written by BuddeComm’s Senior Analysts.
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Researchers:- Kylie Wansink, Paul Budde, Lucia Bibolini, Peter Evans, Paul Kwon, Henry Lancaster, Peter Lange.
Current publication date:- June 2013 (10th Edition)
National fibre optic networks are the infrastructure required for our future. There simply is no other technology that can handle the capacity of data and applications that will be needed to run the cities and countries from today onwards. The infrastructure needs to be robust. It has to have enormous capacity. It needs to be secure and to be able to protect privacy. There is simply no other infrastructure technology that is up to that job.
Fibre-based infrastructure deployment requires vision and recognition of the fact that many of today’s social, economic and sustainability problems can only be solved with the assistance of ICT. This need will increase dramatically over the next 5 to 10 years as industries and whole sectors (healthcare, energy, media, retail) carry out the process of transforming themselves in order to much better address the challenges ahead.
More than 120 countries worldwide have now developed broadband policies, recognising that such infrastructure is critical to their development. None of these countries’ policies are identical; they are all different – they reflect the political, social, economical, financial and geographical conditions that prevail in each case. However all agree that a broadband infrastructure is needed to face the economic and social challenges that each country is facing - and the broadband infrastructure is perceived by all to be critical for the development of the digital economy, healthcare, education, e-government and so on.
The challenge now is to put these policies into practice and what is needed from politicians and other decision-makers is leadership. Leadership needs to be balanced against an endless process of procrastination and it is time to implement innovative solutions that enable us to advance as a society.
One can argue endlessly about what technologies should be applied and at what cost, but we believe that all signs point to Fibre-to-the-Home (FttH) networks as the best future-proof solution. One can debate about whether it is needed in 5,10 or 15 years – and again that depends on some of the differences between countries – but in the end FttH is the best final solution for all urban and many regional premises.
BuddeComm’s new report, Global Broadband – Fibre is the Infrastructure Required for the Future, provides important insights into the worldwide fixed broadband industry and includes trends, analyses, statistics and case studies. It provides insights into fibre network deployment and the growing importance of broadband to the telecoms sector. Information and statistics at a regional level is provided for North America, Europe, Middle East, Latin America, Africa and Asia Pacific, written by BuddeComm’s Senior Analysts.
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Data in this report is the latest available at the time of preparation and may not be for the current year
Number of pages 148
Last updated 18 Jun 2013
Analyst: Kylie Wansink
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