Fiber-to-the-Home/Building (FTTH/B): A Global Strategic Business Report
San Jose, California (PRWEB) March 31, 2010
Fiber is the enabler of greater bandwidth, residential high-speed video and data, and high bandwidth business services, such as IP VPNs, video, and business Ethernet at significantly lower capital and operating expenses. Requirements for advanced bandwidth to support HDTV, IPTV, multi-stream video services, high maintenance cost of copper infrastructure, enhanced FTTH interoperability, cost savings and innovations in the optical infrastructure and convergence of multiple services on to a single network are some of the prime reasons for growth of FTTH networks. Given an intensified battleground, the economic success of both existing as well as new service providers will largely depend on the ability to deliver a wide range of offerings including bundled voice, data and video services for subscribers. In an attempt to deploy attractive service packages and capture large volume of subscribers, service providers have invested heavily to replace the traditional last mile networks with an end-to-end fiber access network, in addition to investments in FTTH/B. Also, the liberalization of regulatory regimes in several foreign countries and support from governments for transition to FTTH/B bodes well for the market.
Although FTTH/B is a capital intensive and long-term strategic investment, economic slowdown will have minimal effect on deployment projects, as operators are expected to continue with scheduled network deployments. Seemingly paradoxical, the most spontaneous need to curtail costs in an unfavorable business environment is overridden with a simultaneous need to develop a platform for future growth. Additionally, the recession induced lower infrastructure costs makes an economic case for carriers and network operators to persevere with their project schedules.
As stated by the new market research report on Fiber to the Home/Building (FTTH/B), Asia-Pacific including Japan collectively accounts for about 82% share of the global FTTH/B market estimated in 2009. Asia will continue to be the favorable market for FTTH/B deployments during the next five years. While the boom in the Asia Pacific FTTx market over the last few years was primarily driven by mass-scale deployments in South Korea and Japan, the dynamism is now clearly pointing towards China. The number of FTTH/B subscribers in China will continue to explode with rising number of network deployments. Service providers are increasingly turning to FTTH as the next-gen residential broadband access technology, predominantly in areas where DSL penetration has reached its maturity and vendors are seeking to increase their ARPUs.
Key players dominating the marketplace include Alcatel-Lucent, Alliance Fiber Optic Products Inc, Alloptic Inc, Aurora Networks Inc, Calix Network Inc, ColorChip Limited, EMCORE Corporation, Enablence Technologies Inc, Fujikura Ltd, Sigma-Links Inc, Harmonic Inc, Hitachi Limited, Salira Systems Inc, Ikanos Communications Inc, Motorola Broadband Communications, NeoPhotonics Corporation, PacketFront Systems AB, PMC-Sierra Inc, Source Photonics Inc, Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd, Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations U.S.A. Inc, Teknovus Inc, Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, Tellabs Inc, and ZTE Corporation, among others.
The report titled "Fiber-to-the-Home/Building (FTTH/B): A Global Strategic Business Report" announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a comprehensive review of industry overview, product overview, product introductions/innovations, profiles of major players, and recent industry activity. The report analyzes the subscriber base for FTTH/B in major geographic markets including North America, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. The study further analyzes the Asian FTTH/B market by the following segments - Fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and Fiber-to-the-building (FTTB).
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