September 15, 2008 08:59 ET

High Growth Forecasted for the FTTx Benchmark: the United States

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Sept. 15, 2008) - announces that a new market research report related to the Internet access (ISP) industry is available in its catalogue.

FTTx benchmark: the United States

This report is a review of broadband deployments in the United States with an in-depth look at both retail and wholesale services offered by the two largest incumbent operators, AT&T and Verizon. It explores the networks being deployed and the technologies being used with an emphasis on FTTx but discusses DSL and CMTS deployments as well.

Table of contents

Technology and network

Legacy network technology and service types
Proposed FTTx technology and approach
FTTx capability and services

NGN rollout

FTTx rollouts are nationwide

Legacy products available

Incumbent ADSL retail residential offerings (Internet only)
Incumbent CMTS retail residential offerings (Internet only)

Wholesale services

AT&T's wholesale offerings
Verizon's wholesale offerings


Telcos and cable operators compete head to head

Key players

Lots of vendors share the pie

Government involvement
LLU regulatory environment
Regulation on fiber rollouts and existing services
Regulation on fiber rollouts and potential services
Maintenance of legacy network
Local loop unbundling and FTTx
Fibre-to-the-Home Council calls for '100 Megabit Nation'

Table of figures

Figure 1 US broadband subscribers as of December 2007
Figure 2 Breakdown of DSL subscribers between ADSL and VDSL
Figure 3 US FTTx subscribers by service provider
Figure 4 Number of homes passed with fiber in the United States
Figure 5 Percentage of homes connected by large vs. small operators
Figure 6 BPON architecture being deployed by Verizon
Figure 7 Number of homes connected with FTTP
Figure 8 FTTC and FTTN living units served by AT&T's U-verse service
Table 1 Service options and pricing for Verizon's FiOS service as of
June 2008
Table 2 Service options with pricing for AT&T's U-verse service as of
June 2008
Table 3 FTTx deployments in the US by Verizon and AT&T

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