London, UK (PRWEB) November 24, 2011
The ultra-fast broadband market continues to develop swiftly in most corners of the globe, in terms of both subscriber numbers and homes passed.
At the end of last year, there were close to 61 million FTTH/B subscribers around the world, which marks a more than 53% increase over the previous year. This momentum is expected to result in a substantial rise in the number of homes passed for fibre over the next five years: at the end of 2015, there will be close to 493 million homes passed for FTTH/B worldwide, of which more than half will still be located in Asia, and 15% in Western Europe.
New market research study “FTTx Survey” elaborated by IDATE Consulting & Research has been recently published at Market Publishers Ltd.
Title: FTTx Survey
Published: October, 2011
Price: US$ 11,900
The report delves into a detailed discussion of the market, enhancing an understanding of the current mechanisms, drivers and obstacles shaping the rate at which residential users are switching to ultra-fast broadband.
Key questions answered in the report:
- Is the typical ultrafast broadband user different from broadband users?
- Does subscribing to ultrafast broadband affect households’ equipment purchases?
- What applications are helped by ultrafast broadband? Is there a link between the applications thought to drive the adoption of ultrafast broadband (namely TV and video) and actual take-up rates?
- What level of customer satisfaction is seen among ultrafast broadband users, and does it really enhance the online user experience?
- Aside from bandwidth, what are the other key reasons for switching to an ultra-fast service?
- What are residential users’ main reasons for not switching?
- What lessons can be drawn from international comparisons?
1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1.1. Very disparate degrees of market development
1.2. Socio-economic criteria less influential on ultra-fast broadband adoption than in the early days of the Web
1.3. Excess IT rather than TV/video equipment in ultra-fast broadband households, except in the United States
1.4. Difference between ultra-fast broadband and non-ultra-fast broadband households in the consumption of the most innovative applications
1.5. Increased bandwidth one main reason for switching – among a series of not always objective drivers and obstacles
2. METHODOLOGY AND BACKGROUND
2.2.1. Internet, broadband and ultra-fast broadband penetration
2.2.2. Weight of the different broadband and ultra-fast broadband technologies
3. SOCIO-ECONOMIC PROFILE
3.1. Summary of trends
3.2. Socio-economic characteristics of the head of the household
3.2.1. Age of the head of the household
3.2.2. SPC of the head of the household
3.3. Socio-economic profile of the household
3.3.1. Household income
3.3.2. Number of people in the household
3.3.3. Presence of children in the home
3.3.4. Location of the household
3.3.5. Type of housing
3.3.6. Home ownership
3.3.7. Home office on the premises
4. MULTIMEDIA EQUIPMENT
4.1. Summary of trends
4.2. Computer equipment
4.3. TV/video equipment
4.3.2. Other video equipment
4.4. Gaming equipment
4.5. Other multimedia equipment
4.6. Internet-readiness of home devices
4.7. Does subscribing to ultra-fast broadband trigger new equipment purchases?
5. INTERNET USAGE
5.1. Summary of trends
5.2. Type and frequency of use
5.2.1. Behaviour profiles by category
5.2.3. Search and data storage
5.2.4. Network gaming
5.2.6. Music, TV and video
5.3. Does ultra-fast broadband increase consumption?
6. CONSUMER SWITCHING PATTERNS
6.1. Summary of trends
6.2. Comparison of ultra-fast broadband and non-ultra-fast broadband households
6.2.1. Connection speed a core incentive
6.2.2. "Commercial" circumstances
6.3. Incentives to switch
6.3.1. Technological incentives
6.3.2. Applications-related incentives
6.3.3. Environmental factors
6.4. Obstacles to switching
6.4.1. Eligibility: restrictions that vary from country to country
6.4.2. Price: an obstacle created by users’ erroneous perception of ultra-fast broadband prices
6.4.3. Other stated obstacles
6.4.4. Close-up: Plans to switch to ultra-fast broadband
7. APPENDIX 1: SURVEY THEORY, NOTES ON THE METHODOLOGY USED
7.1. Choice of survey method:
7.2. Statistical error or accuracy
8. APPENDIX 2: ADDITIONAL STATISTICS
More new reports by the publisher can be found at IDATE Consulting & Research page.