Global Survey Confirms Importance of DSL Acceleration Technologies to Telcos
Broadbandtrends recently conducted a global service provider survey of Telco operators regarding their plans to deploy VDSL2 Vectoring and G.fast. Both DSL Acceleration technologies employ noise-cancellation technology that enables operators to significantly increase the speeds offered over their existing copper infrastructure.
Key findings of the survey include the following:
57 percent of respondents are actively deploying VDSL2 vectoring technology or are in trial and plan to deploy by the end of 2014
The overwhelming driver for deployment of VDSL2 Vectoring is to offer faster speeds; with most operators planning to offer speeds of 50-75Mbps
CPE compatibility remained the greatest challenge facing operators as they deploy VDSL2 Vectoring
Operators have low expectations for self-installation of VDSL2 Vectoring, with only 19 percent expecting 60 percent or more of their customers to self-install
The #1 challenge addressed by specialized software-based management for VDSL2 Vectoring was Qualifying customers for service
42 percent of respondents are currently evaluating G.fast technology, while 52 percent are unsure of its impact on VDSL2 Vectoring deployments
Alcatel-Lucent is perceived as the top VDSL2 Vectoring DSLAM vendor by respondents, followed by Huawei and ADTRAN
“DSL Acceleration technologies – whether VDSL2 Vectoring or G.fast offer an economic alternative to Fiber-to-the-Home – providing an interim solution that can offer customers faster speeds in a much shorter timeframe and at a much lower cost than FTTH”, notes Teresa Mastrangelo, principal analyst with Broadbandtrends
Broadbandtrends VDSL2 Vectoring Deployment Strategies and Vendor Leadership survey analyzes results from interviews with 36 incumbent and competitive operators in North America, EMEA, Asia Pacific, and CALA about their plans for VDSL2 Vectoring deployments. The respondents, from all major regions, represent 31 percent of all deployed DSL lines at the end of 2013. In addition, the survey features operator ratings of 8 vendors (Alcatel-Lucent, ADTRAN, Calix, ECI, Huawei, Iskratel, KEYMILE, and ZTE) on 5 criteria.
For additional information or to purchase the report, please contact Teresa Mastrangelo at 540.725.9774 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.broadbandtrends.com/2014_reports to purchase online.