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  • Writer's pictureTeresa Mastrangelo

Competitive Environment Remains Key Driver of Deployment Confirms Global Survey

Broadbandtrends  recently  published the results of our 4th Annual Global Operators survey on Ultra-Broadband Copper Deployment Strategies – with a focus on technology.

With the copper plant continuing to support a significant number of broadband subscribers (over 300 million at the end of 2015), ultra-broadband copper solutions such as, enable operators to further leverage this infrastructure to effectively combat the competitive threat of alternative broadband technologies, such as FTTH, DOCSIS 3.1, LTE and even millimeter wave, in a time-efficient manner.

Technologies such as avoid the need to install new wiring in the home or in a multi-dwelling building and offer the same self-installation capabilities as ADSL, which greatly reduces the time to service activation.  Furthermore, because it leverages the existing infrastructure, it helps to rapidly accelerate the availability of these higher bandwidth services within the operators’ footprint.

Broadbandtrends’ Global Service Provider Deployment Strategies survey analyzes the results from interviews with 35 incumbent and competitive operators in all major regions, representing 43 percent of all active DSL lines at the end of 2015, about their plans and deployment strategies for  The report provides a global overview of the results as well as commentary on any notable regional differences found in the results.

Key Questions Answered in this study include the following:

  1. What are operator timelines for the deployment of

  2. What are the key drivers for deployment of technology?

  3. What are the top challenges/concerns related to the deployment of technology?

  4. What are the expected shortest, average and longest loop lengths for deployment?

  5. What are the average downstream speeds expected to be offered with

  6. What are the top use cases for

  7. What is the expected average size for DPUs?

  8. Which backhaul technology is most likely to be used for the DPUs?

  9. Will operators support traditional POTS with

  10. What are operator plans with respect to using Reverse Powering in a environment?

  11. What percent of the network will be capable of supporting in 2016 and 2017?

  12. Which future capabilities are most important to the deployment of

  13. Which vendors are perceived as leaders for solutions; Product Roadmap; Pricing; and Service & Support?

Vendors evaluated included:  ADTRAN, Calix, DASAN, Huawei, Iskratel, KEYMILE, NEC, Nokia, Zhone Technologies, ZTE, and ZyXEL.

A sample chart from the report:


This Report is 28-pages in length with (20) Figures and (2) Tables is available for purchase for $2995(USD).  For the table of contents please download BBT_SPSurvey_GfastStrategies_161030_July2016_TOC.  To order this report, please contact us at 540.725.9774 or via email at Additionally this report may be purchased online at


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