Market Research Report
Building the Fiber Backbone for Utility Networking Needs Today and Tomorrow
|Published by||Navigant Research||Product code||656647|
|Published||Content info||18 Pages; 5 Tables, Charts & Figures
Delivery time: 1-2 business days
|Building the Fiber Backbone for Utility Networking Needs Today and Tomorrow|
|Published: June 26, 2018||Content info: 18 Pages; 5 Tables, Charts & Figures||
Fiber optic networking throughout a utility's territory is more than a simple technology choice-it is a strategic imperative for long-term success. Utilities that make calculated investments in fiber optic networking today, as well as tactical partnerships across and around their operating territories, stand to be well-positioned as the energy economy shifts to a more distributed, competitive model.
Smart grid investments and applications will be optimized thanks to access to high capacity fiber networks, and there will be many opportunities for new revenue generation. Utilities are positioned to use their existing infrastructure and rights of way to economically deploy fiber capacity-and to capitalize on it via wholesale leasing or even retail broadband service offerings.
This Navigant Research report provides an overview of why utilities should carefully consider building a private fiber network-or leasing local capacity-despite its relatively high costs. It describes the multiple revenue streams that a private fiber network can enable and how smart grid networks and applications can be optimized. Cost estimates for various types of installations are provided. The report also describes the utelco business model and includes case studies of various utility fiber projects. Finally, recommendations for utilities evaluating fiber optic networks and their use cases are included.