“VDSL vectoring and other DSL acceleration technologies will prove vital in enabling operators in major markets worldwide to roll out superfast broadband quickly and cost-effectively. ” Stephen Wilson, Senior Analyst, Europe, Informa Telecoms & Media.
This report contains global VDSL subscriber forecasts by region and 24 major markets. It also contains detailed case studies on operator best-practice and incisive analysis and recommendations about the opportunities that the new DSL technologies present.
Next-generation copper technologies such as VDSL pair-bonding and vectoring are shaking up the competitive and political landscape for next-generation access broadband markets.
Operators and vendors are placing increasing importance on these technologies as a means to allow operators to offer superfast broadband speeds in a more rapid fashion than having to build FTTH networks. Regulators are also grappling with the complex consequences of this new wave of technologies, while the investment community is looking to understand what DSL acceleration means for potential returns.
An understanding of where these technologies will be applicable and the potential limitations that they face is therefore essential. In some cases, regulation may stymie DSL acceleration technologies and in other markets there may be structural issues, such as copper loop lengths and the availability of multiple copper pairs.
The usefulness of DSL acceleration technologies will therefore differ by market and so a granular quantitative breakdown by region and country is essential. As a result, the report includes detailed five-year VDSL subscriber forecasts for all regions and 24 countries worldwide.
The report also takes time to look at operators that have already deployed VDSL in order to draw key lessons about the technical and commercial strategies that have been successful for these operators and those that have not.