“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
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
How will this research help you:
Quantify, with country and regional-level subscriber forecasts, the
potential growth for VDSL.
Understand the next generation of copper technologies - including
VDSL-from-the-central-office, pair-bonding, vectoring, phantom mode and G.Fast
- that promise to increase broadband speeds over DSL networks.
Learn from case studies how successful operators have been with their VDSL
Interpret the regulatory implications of next-generation copper
VDSL-bonding strategies: A secret weapon to save time and money in the
battle with cable
VDSL-vectoring strategies: The copper technology that's making FTTH look
To what extent are VDSL vectoring and sub loop unbundling incompatible?
VDSL-from-the-central-office: the cheapest and easiest NGA option for both
incumbents and unbundlers
DSL acceleration: Phantom mode a longer-term option for operators
G.Fast: business rationale for copper 2.0 remains unclear