Infonetics: Tier 3 Operators Ramping VDSL2 in 2014, Rate Calix, Adtran, Alcatel-Lucent Top Broadband Vendors

CAMPBELL, Calif.--()--Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its Tier 3 Broadband Strategies and Vendor Leadership: North American Service Provider Survey, for which Infonetics interviewed tier 3 operators in the U.S. to understand what types of fixed broadband speeds and technologies they deliver today, and how and when they plan to upgrade their subscribers to support higher data rates.

ANALYST NOTE

“Tier 3 operators in the U.S. are already heavily invested in FTTH networks and will continue to expand their fiber availability until they reach their entire subscriber base,” notes Jeff Heynen, principal analyst for broadband access and pay TV at Infonetics Research.

“But like other operators around the world outside of China,” Heynen continues, “The long-term transition to fiber will happen incrementally, with fiber-to-the-node and fiber-to-the-curb deployments using VDSL2 as a critical, strategic tool in the effort to keep up with subscriber and network bandwidth demands.”

TIER 3 BROADBAND SURVEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Only 5% of operators participating in Infonetics’ survey are providing average downstream speeds of 100+ Mbps today, increasing to 45% by 2016
  • Survey respondents expect capital expenditures earmarked for fixed broadband networks to remain flat
  • After 2014, 55%–75% of respondents plan to upgrade and expand their networks with 2.5G GPON and Ethernet FTTH
  • Meanwhile, the percentage of respondents upgrading their networks with system-level vectored VDSL2 goes from 0 in 2013 to 30% in 2014
  • A majority of those surveyed named Calix, Adtran, and Alcatel-Lucent as the top 3 fixed broadband access equipment suppliers

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ABOUT THE SURVEY

For its 27-page tier 3 broadband survey, Infonetics interviewed 20 tier-3 service providers in the United States in December 2013 about their fixed broadband access networks and plans for future upgrades. The study provides insights into rural broadband availability, fixed broadband access technologies in use and planned, network upgrade drivers, bandwidth per subscriber, use of wireless technology for fixed broadband services, and operators’ opinions of vendors, including a vendor scorecard based on 10 criteria. To buy the survey, contact Infonetics: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.

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Contacts

Infonetics Research
Jeff Heynen, +1 408-583-3359
Principal Analyst, Broadband Access and Pay TV
jeff.heynen@infonetics.com
Twitter: @JeffHeynen

"Tier 3 operators in the U.S. are already heavily invested in FTTH networks and will continue to expand their fiber availability until they reach their entire subscriber base. But like other operators around the world outside of China, the long-term transition to fiber will happen incrementally, with fiber-to-the-node and fiber-to-the-curb deployments using VDSL2 as a critical, strategic tool in the effort to keep up with subscriber and network bandwidth demands," notes Jeff Heynen, principal analyst for broadband access and pay TV at Infonetics Research. (Graphic: Infonetics Research)

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Release Summary

Excerpts from Infonetics' survey of tier 3 operators about the types of fixed broadband speeds and technologies they deliver today, and how and when they plan to upgrade to higher data rates.

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Contacts

Infonetics Research
Jeff Heynen, +1 408-583-3359
Principal Analyst, Broadband Access and Pay TV
jeff.heynen@infonetics.com
Twitter: @JeffHeynen