SOURCE: Infonetics Research

Infonetics Research

August 19, 2010 11:44 ET

Infonetics Research: Operators look to next gen FTTH technologies to solve bandwidth crunch; ALU, Calix, Huawei, Occam receive highest ratings

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - August 19, 2010) -  Telecom industry market research firm Infonetics Research (http://twitter.com/infonetics) today released excerpts from 2 new broadband access reports: Next Gen FTTH Deployment Strategies: Global Service Provider Survey and FTTH Equipment Vendor Ratings--Tier 1 and Tier 3 Perspectives: Global Service Provider Survey.

ANALYST NOTE
"A lot of FTTH equipment vendors will be surprised to learn that many operators are already evaluating next generation technologies to solve their future bandwidth requirements. When we recently surveyed global service providers about their FTTH deployment strategies, almost half said they are evaluating 10G GPON, and a small but significant number are already evaluating WDM PON, asymmetric 10G EPON, and symmetric 10G EPON. With this in mind, FTTH equipment vendors need to step up efforts to educate their customers about the advantages of next gen technologies," notes Jeff Heynen, directing analyst for broadband and video at Infonetics Research.

Heynen adds: "In a related survey in which we asked service providers to rate equipment vendors, Alcatel-Lucent, Calix, Huawei, and Occam were named the top FTTH ONT suppliers."

SELECT SURVEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Unquestionably, operators are interested in how they can employ next generation FTTH technologies to provide premium fixed broadband services to subscribers
  • The top 2 drivers named by service providers for deploying next generation FTTH technologies:
    • Delivery of over-the-top or broadband video
    • Increasing bandwidth to each subscriber to handle multiple concurrent VOD streams in the home
  • When asked which FTTH optical network termination (ONT) features and capabilities they require, 73% of service providers surveyed said "VoIP"

ABOUT THE SURVEYS

Infonetics' FTTH surveys provide insight into operators' next generation fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) deployment strategies and product requirements, as well as their ratings of FTTH ONT manufacturers. Infonetics Research interviewed purchase decision-makers at incumbent telecom service providers in North America, EMEA, and Asia Pacific that use PON or Ethernet FTTH for broadband access. A majority of the respondents have been deploying GPON and Ethernet FTTH aggressively over the last 3 to 4 years. In aggregate, the service providers surveyed represent 28% of worldwide public service provider capital expenditures (capex), and 19% of revenue, and include some of the world's largest fixed-line providers.

The 2 reports were published as part of Infonetics' Continuous Research Service (CRS) series of analyst research notes and surveys about the broadband access market.

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Infonetics Research is an international market research and consulting firm serving the communications industry since 1990. A leader in defining and tracking emerging and established technologies in all world regions, Infonetics helps clients plan, strategize, and compete more effectively.

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