Broadbandtrends recently conducted a global service provider survey of broadband operators regarding their plans to offer Gigabit Broadband Services. The 2014 survey analyzes results from 88 interviews with ILEC, CLEC, Municipalities, Utilities and Alternative over-builders in all four major regions. For the full press release, please read (BBT_PR_SPSurveyGigabit_OCT202014).
This survey provides insight into timing of deployments; key drivers; key challenges; technology selection; service offerings (current & future); pre-registration requirements; Gigabit Broadband availability (2014-2018); and anticipated Gigabit Broadband take rates (5 year period). In addition, the survey features operator ratings of key FTTH vendors across multiple criteria.
Key findings of the survey include the following:
Technology Leadership Perception was the #1 driver and rated the highest in importance for offering Gigabit Broadband
The majority of operators are focusing Gigabit Broadband on Business and Institutional customers first; followed by residential
Cloud-based backup and support for Ultra HD (4KTV) showed the most promise for emerging services over Gigabit Broadband
GPON is the favored technology for residential Gigabit Broadband Deployments; while P2P Gigabit Ethernet is favored for businesses and Institutions
The #1 challenge for offering Gigabit Broadband Services was unclear customer demand
A surprising low percentage of operators are using “pre-registration” to determine build priorities
Operators expressed a significant amount of uncertainty in anticipated take rates for Gigabit Broadband, particularly ILECs
Calix is perceived as the top FTTH Vendor for Gigabit Broadband by respondents, followed by Cisco and ADTRAN.
For additional information, please download the report summary (BBT_SPSurveyGigabitBroadband_141280_TOC) or contact us to place an order.