Cable: solution for UFB?

  • October 2013
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  • 69 pages

Description:

Cable companies are coming under close scrutiny these days, as their infrastructure and customer bases represent valuable assets in this era marked by superfast network rollouts, and massive changes taking place in the telecom industry. IDATE takes an in-depth look at today’s cable market, drawing on a detailed analysis of the situation in key countries. The report explores the latest technical developments and key issues at hand, including the rise of quadruple play bundles, cable-mobile mergers, telcos’ FTTX-IPTV offensive and competition from OTT video.

Region:

Europe,North America,Belgium,France,Germany,Netherlands,Portugal,South Korea,Spain,Switzerland,United Kingdom,United States

This study includes:

- a report
- a slideshow

Table Of Contents

Table of Content

1. Executive summary 7
1.1. A potential for increased internet access with ultra-fast broadband 8
1.2. … but with considerable challenges 8
1.3. Cable playing a significant role in new telecom trends 9

2. Methodology 10

3. The cable market worldwide at the end of 2012 12
3.1. Global cable market 12
3.2. Analysis by country 14
3.2.1. Germany 17
3.2.2. Belgium 21
3.2.3. Spain 25
3.2.4. France 29
3.2.5. Netherlands 34
3.2.6. Portugal 37
3.2.7. United Kingdom 40
3.2.8. Switzerland 44
3.2.9. United States 47
3.2.10. South Korea 53
3.3. Summary of cable operators' UFB offerings 56

4. Technical developments towards ultra-fast broadband 60
4.1. Structure and modernisation of cable networks 60
4.2. Future developments 62

5. Strategic challenges 64
5.1. Mobile offerings, quadruple play and cable-mobile convergence 64
5.2. Dealing with the onslaught of telcos' FTTX-IPTV services and competition from
OTT video 67



Tables

Table 1: The broadband market in various countries, December 2012 7
Table 2: The UFB market in various countries, December 2012 14
Table 3: Liberty Global financial data end of 2012 and UFB offerings 16
Table 4: Broadband data for Germany, December 2012 17
Table 5: Broadband data for Belgium, December 2012 21
Table 6: Telenet's revenues by activity, in 2010 and 2012 23
Table 7: Telenet's broadband subscribers, end of 2012 23
Table 8: Broadband data for Spain, December 2012 26
Table 9: Broadband data for France, December 2012 29
Table 10: Broadband data for the Netherlands, December 2012 34
Table 11: Ziggo's broadband offerings and included services 36
Table 12: Broadband data for Portugal, December 2012 38
Table 13: Zon's UFB offerings 40
Table 14: Broadband data for the United Kingdom, December 2012 41
Table 15: Broadband data for Switzerland, December 2012 44
Table 16: Broadband data for the United States 47
Table 17: Triple play offerings from the major cable operators 49
Table 18: Key data for the major US cable operators 50
Table 19: Comcast's cable revenue, 2012-2013 50
Table 20: Broadband data for South Korea 53
Table 21: LG Uplus' UFB offerings 55
Table 22: Broadband offerings from various cable operators 57
Table 23: Numericable's UFB strategy and structure 62
Table 24: Mobile subscriber trends for Belgacom and Telenet, 2011-2013 65
Table 25: Internet, telephony and TV subscriber trends for Belgacom and Telenet, 2011-2013 67



Figures

Figure 1: Breakdown of the global broadband/UFB market by technology, December 2012 12
Figure 2: Global UFB market trends by architecture (excluding FTTx+LAN), June 2011 - December 2012 13
Figure 3: Breakdown of the UFB market by technology in Europe, North America and Asia, December 2012 13
Figure 4: Distribution of Liberty Global's subsidiaries by region, December 2012 15
Figure 5: VDSL subscriber trends for Deutsche Telekom, 2011-2012 17
Figure 6: Broadband subscribers by technology in Germany, December 2012 18
Figure 7: Germany's broadband market by major technology, 2010-2012 18
Figure 8: Market share for Germany's major UFB players, December 2012 18
Figure 9: Broadband subscribers by access speed in Germany, December 2012 19
Figure 10: Penetration rate growth for Kabel Deustchland's 100 Mbps service, 2011-2013 19
Figure 11: Kabel Deutschland's UFB offering 20
Figure 12: Broadband subscribers by technology in Belgium, December 2012 22
Figure 13: Belgium's broadband market by major technology, 2010-2012 22
Figure 14: Market share for Belgium's major UFB players, December 2012 22
Figure 15: Telenet's main operations in Belgium 23
Figure 16: Telenet's internet access offerings 24
Figure 17: Telenet's triple play offerings: Whoppa 24
Figure 18: Breakdown of Telenet's internet subscribers by access speed, December 2012 25
Figure 19: Broadband subscribers by technology in Spain, December 2012 26
Figure 20: Spain's broadband market by major technology, 2010-2012 26
Figure 21: Market share for Spain's major UFB players, December 2012 27
Figure 22: Ono's new subscriber trends by speed, 2011-2013 27
Figure 23: Ono's UFB offerings 28
Figure 24: TiVo subscriber growth, 2012-2013 28
Figure 25: TV subscriber trends for Telefónica, 2012-2013 29
Figure 26: Broadband subscribers by technology in France, December 2012 30
Figure 27: France's broadband market by major technology, 2010-2012 30
Figure 28: Market share for France's major UFB players, December 2012 30
Figure 29: Numericable's fibre deployment locations, mid-2013 31
Figure 30: Numericable's UFB offerings 32
Figure 31: Subscriber growth for France's major UFB players, December 2012 33
Figure 32: Broadband subscribers by technology in the Netherlands, December 2012 34
Figure 33: The Netherlands' broadband market by major technology, 2010-2012 35
Figure 34: Market share for the Netherlands' major UFB players, December 2012 35
Figure 35: Ziggo's area of activity 36
Figure 36: UPC Netherlands' broadband offerings and included services 37
Figure 37: Broadband subscribers by technology in Portugal, December 2012 38
Figure 38: Portugal's broadband market by major technology, 2010-2012 38
Figure 39: Market share for Portugal's major UFB players, December 2012 39
Figure 40: Broadband subscriber growth in the United Kingdom, 2007-2012 40
Figure 41: Broadband subscribers by technology in the United Kingdom, December 2012 41
Figure 42: The United Kingdom's broadband market by major technology, 2010-2012 41
Figure 43: Market share for the United Kingdom's major UFB players, December 2012 42
Figure 44: Virgin Media's broadband offerings and included services 43
Figure 45: Broadband subscribers by technology in Switzerland, December 2012 44
Figure 46: Switzerland's broadband market by major technology, 2010-2012 45
Figure 47: Market share for Switzerland's major UFB players, December 2012 45
Figure 48: Cablecom's broadband offerings and included services 46
Figure 49: New subscriber trends for US cable operators, 2011-2012 47
Figure 50: Broadband subscribers by technology in the United States, December 2012 48
Figure 51: The US broadband market by major technology, 2010-2012 48
Figure 52: Market share for the major UFB players in the United States, December 2012 48
Figure 53: Ranking US operators by stated access speed, June 2013 49
Figure 54: Comcast advertisement 50
Figure 55: XFINITY Home service 51
Figure 56: TWC subscriber trends, 2011-2012 51
Figure 57: New services offered by Charter Communications in 2012 52
Figure 58: Broadband subscribers by technology in South Korea, December 2012, and market share for the major UFB players, December 2012 53
Figure 59: South Korea's broadband market by major technology, 2010-2012 54
Figure 60: Market share for South Korea's major UFB players, December 2012 54
Figure 61: UFB subscriber trends for LG, 2008-2013 55
Figure 62: Spectrum allocation 60
Figure 63: FTTLA and HFC cable networks 61
Figure 64: DOCSIS 3.0 and DOCSIS 3.1 technologies potential 62
Figure 65: The TV market in the United States, 2012 68
Figure 66: The CloudTV platform 69

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