Global - Broadband - Trends and Developments - Industry Structure


The emergence of broadband will have a structural impact on the migration of the entire information industry towards digital electronics. The industry will reorient itself in a functional and horizontal way. There will be a series of within- and cross-industry consolidations as major industry players position themselves for the future based on a chosen functional specialisation. The focus of the broadband (data) market will move to the consumer and SME market. Efficiency will require Triple Play models (access, basic services, content). Consumer power will see a change from supply to demand models.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Related reports
  • 3. Industry re-alignment
  • 4. Broadband cross-ownership
  • 5. Industry focus: marketing
    • 5.1 Competition drives broadband
    • 5.2 Key role for broadcasting and broadcasters
    • 5.3 The ABC of Triple Play
  • 6. Technology tools: Internet and ISDN
    • 6.1 Commitment needed from the carriers and operators
    • 6.2 Internet set to win the first round of the interactive TV battle
  • 7. National broadband structure
    • 7.1 The reluctant telcos
    • 7.2 Key drivers of broadband – high-speed Internet followed by e-commerce
    • 7.3 FttH plans for the US?
    • Exhibit 1 – Vision of the future – Present - 2025
    • Exhibit 2 – Communities, not telcos, should take the lead

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Broadband Fixed
Mobile & Wireless Broadband and Media
Strategies & Analyses (Industry & Markets)

Number of pages 7

Status Archived

Last updated 22 Apr 2006
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Analyst: Kylie Wansink

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