Global - Broadband - FTTx Analysis


Archived report. This report was archived in 2008 and has not been updated since. Fibre-to-the-Home (FttH) is undoubtedly the next development in telecommunications (and broadcasting) infrastructure. Once the 1st and 2nd generation broadband networks start to reach penetration levels of 20%, the pressure on the national infrastructure will start to grow. Video-based communication will be the killer applications on these networks. Access will be a key issue and eventually through fragmentation of the incumbents and/or regulatory reform, structural separation will take place between the basic infrastructure and the retail activities. This report includes analysis of various issues impacting upon the progress of FTTx in 2008, with a look to the future. The report provides analysis of the market, including a look at the various business drivers, future opportunities and current business models. Market statistics and information on the regulatory environment is available from a separate report.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Build and they will come’ – back in favour
  • 3. FttH becoming a reality
  • 4. FttH drivers
    • 4.1 National economy drivers
    • 4.2 Social drivers
    • 4.3 Entertainment drivers
    • 4.4 Business drivers
    • 4.5 No e-government without fibre
    • 4.6 ‘Go with the flow’ strategies
  • 5. Low-hanging FttH fruit
  • 6. FttH and the electricity infrastructure
  • 7. Future infrastructure – strategic analysis
    • 7.1 Future scenario planning
    • 7.2 From telecommunications to information highway
    • 7.3 Public investments will be followed by private money
  • 8. Fibre-based access
    • 8.1 Early trials – brief overview
    • 8.2 Massive changes in network management required
    • 8.3 Migration patterns
  • 9. The nationwide road to FttH will take 10-15 years
  • 10. Fibre-to-the-Node (FttN)
  • 11. FttH vs FttN
  • 12. Blown Fibre
    • 12.1 Introduction
    • 12.2 System overview
    • 12.3 Key components
    • 12.4 Applications
  • 13. FttH business models
    • 13.1 Structural separation a must for FttH
  • 14. Fibre to the farm
  • 15. Related reports
  • Exhibit 1 – Current broadband services
  • Exhibit 2 – Residential Broadband (BB) – growth predictions – next ten years
  • Exhibit 3 – Broadband – Infrastructure blueprint
  • Exhibit 4 - Regional town of Bronckhorst – Netherlands
  • Exhibit 5 - Agriculture business broadband applications

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Number of pages 14

Status Archived

Last updated 15 Dec 2007
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Analyst: Kylie Wansink

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