1. Market Research
  2. > Telecom
  3. > Internet Services Market Trends
  4. > The FTTdp: the opportunities for deployment

The FTTdp: the opportunities for deployment

  • July 2015
  • -
  • Analysys Mason
  • -
  • 33 pages

New copper-based broadband technologies, such as G.fast, have prompted a debate about a new architecture for FTTx networks called fibre to the distribution point (FTTdp). This report assesses whether continuing improvements in copper technology make this necessary and where there might be a case for this new architecture.

Table Of Contents

The FTTdp: the opportunities for deployment

Table of contents


About this report


Executive summary


The extensive capex required for FTTH deployments is problematic for operators because revenue is stagnating


FTTdp could enable telcos to keep pace with cable competitors while minimising capex


Recommendations


OFFERING HIGHER SPEEDS FROM CABINETS


SuperVector/Vplus technology offers opportunities to considerably increase bandwidths from cabinet locations


G.fast performance is improving, but is constrained by the need to co-exist with VDSL


The performance of G.fast will improve in future, which could either delay or promote FTTdp roll-outs


COSTS OF FTTdp VERSUS ALTERNATIVE ARCHITECTURE


FTTdp costs can be lower than FTTH and distribution point size is a key variable in the difference between the cost per home passed


Active equipment costs make the cost per home passed higher for FTTdp than for FTTC


FTTdp deployments cost much more than upgrading existing FTTC deployments


Using existing cabinet deployments offers the possibility of limiting the cost per connected home and lower opex than FTTdp


Reverse powering reduces costs for FTTdp, but existing cabinet deployments will still have the lowest powering costs


Case 1: The absence of legacy distribution points complicates the business case for FTTdp but does not necessarily render it impossible


Case 2: Operators can use existing manholes for FTTdp deployment even if they have to cut through the cables


MOST PROMISING OPPORTUNITIES FOR FTTdp


Operators with longer sub loops could profitably deploy FTTdp architecture


FTTdp deployments are particularly viable in countries where MDU penetration is low, but there are caveats


Australia, Canada, Switzerland and the USA are highly promising markets for FTTdp architecture


APPENDIX


ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND ANALYSYS MASON


List of figures


Figure 1: FTTdp deployment architecture


Figure 2: Telecoms fixed service revenue by region, 2014-2019


Figure 3: Aggregate bitrates for selected technologies and loop lengths


Figure 4: Aggregate bitrates by technology


Figure 5: G.fast aggregate bitrates for 16 lines with crosstalk, March 2015


Figure 6: Cost of G.fast active equipment at node by number of ports


Figure 7: Per-port cost of active equipment at node by architecture


Figure 8: Analysys Mason estimate of cost per home passed for the benchmark country by deployment option


Figure 9: Issues and challenges with using reverse powering


Figure 10: G.fast active equipment and manhole construction cost by node size


Figure 11: Multiple dwelling units penetration, selected countries


Figure 12: Opportunity for FTTdp deployments, by selected country

View This Report »

Get Industry Insights. Simply.

  • Latest reports & slideshows with insights from top research analysts
  • 24 Million searchable statistics with tables, figures & datasets
  • More than 10,000 trusted sources
24/7 Customer Support

Talk to Veronica

+1 718 514 2762

Purchase Reports From Reputable Market Research Publishers
Global Fixed Communications Market Outlook to 2020: Volume and Revenue Analytics of Service Adoption and Access Lines

Global Fixed Communications Market Outlook to 2020: Volume and Revenue Analytics of Service Adoption and Access Lines

  • $ 19995
  • Industry report
  • September 2016
  • by Pyramid Research

Summary Pyramid Research report "Global Fixed Communications Market Outlook to 2020: Volume and Revenue Analytics of Service Adoption and Access Lines" is built using extensive market research carried ...

Europe Fixed Communications Market Outlook to 2020: Volume and Revenue Analytics of Service Adoption and Access Lines

Europe Fixed Communications Market Outlook to 2020: Volume and Revenue Analytics of Service Adoption and Access Lines

  • $ 10995
  • Industry report
  • September 2016
  • by Pyramid Research

Summary Pyramid Research report "Europe Fixed Communications Market Outlook to 2020: Volume and Revenue Analytics of Service Adoption and Access Lines" is built using extensive market research carried ...

Cancer Immunotherapy: Analytical Tool

Cancer Immunotherapy: Analytical Tool

  • $ 14914
  • Industry report
  • August 2016
  • by Bioseeker

Analytical Tools are cancer area specific intelligence and surveillance toolkits within a select number of hot, emerging cancer therapy areas. They are designed to empower biotech/pharma professionals ...

Cancer At Bio: Analytical Tool

August 2016 $ 14914

ref:plp2015

Reportlinker.com © Copyright 2016. All rights reserved.

ReportLinker simplifies how Analysts and Decision Makers get industry data for their business.