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40% of Service Providers Planning to Offer Gigabit Internet by 2017

40% of Service Providers Planning to Offer Gigabit Internet by 2017

By FS.COMMarch 13, 2015

Mar. 13th, Shenzhen, FS.COM News — According to the newest study by Infonetics Research, more than 40% service providers are planning to offer Gigabit Internet by 2017. This will open a new chapter of broadband service and offer opportunities and challenges for many optical communication product vendors.

According to the latest broadband market research report, "VDSL, G.Fast, and Next-Gen FTTH Strategies and Vendor Leadership Survey" of Infonetics, now part of IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the percentage of service providers planning to offer average broadband speeds of 1 Gbps to residential subscribers will rise from 15 percent in 2015 to 40 percent by 2017. In addition, this report refers that 66% of subscribers currently access respondents’ broadband networks using copper technologies, while 35% gain entry via fiber; the percentages will move in opposite directions this year, with copper dropping and fiber gaining. Meanwhile, the study cites cost of deployment as a factor: half of respondents either have no plans to deploy or are unsure if they will deploy FTTdp (fiber to the distribution point) and/or technologies.

"For many service providers, growth in broadband revenue has more than offset the losses from declining voice services. Fixed broadband services, driven in part by the growth in online video services, have some of the highest margins of any services. Thus, service providers continue to invest strategically in their fixed broadband networks to increase speeds offered to residential and business customers and to increase the number of additional services they can offer, including multiscreen video, home automation, and home security." said, Jeff Heynen, principal analyst for broadband access and pay TV at Infonetics Research.

Although this servey only cover 20 operators of the world, the research results may indicate that with the increasing demands of speed and broadband, the network operators will more prefer to FTTH, particularly within the context of gigabit broadband. Actually, the Gigabit Internet is the trend of globle FTTH. On the one hand, the 100M Internet has developed for a long time, and the demands of higher broadband and faster speed promote the development of Gigabit's. On the other hand, as more service providers offer the Gigabit Internet, related technologies will be more mature, and FTTH will be more widely applied. Predictably, in the next few years, maybe in 2018 or 2019, more countries and more network operators will join this broadband upgrade plan and develop their FTTH item.

At the technical level, PON (passive optical network) is the key technology to support this development, such as the WDM-PON and 10G-PON technologies. Particularly WDM-PON, it offers a more cost-effective solution for the Gigabit FTTH than 10G-PON as the WDM technology offer higher broadband. It is no doubt that after 2-3 years, the technologies of WDM-PON will be more mature, and the cost of deploying Gigabit FTTH will be lower. Meanwhile, equipment with high integration, flexibility and cost-effective are needed to satisfy the requirements of development which offer opportunities and challenges for the optical networking equipments or components vendors.

As a professional optical communication products manufacturer and supplier, FS.COM always strive to offer market-leading, high performance fiber optic components and subsystems. Our R&D and engineering teams provide strong innovative capability which helps us to offer high-quality products and control the cost more effectively. At present, we constantly improve the products of optical network and FTTH system in order to offer a more perfect solution for our customers. Some of our products have been introduced with high performance and competitive price, such as CWDM MUX/DEMUX, DWDM MUX/DEMUX, OADM and PON splitters etc. In addition, we offer the product custom service in order to satisfy the requirements to a larger extent, eg. packet-optical transport platforms, fiber optic patch cables and fiber optic transceivers etc. We believe, our products will be better both in quality and price to meet the large scale of Gigabit FTTH deployments in future.

FS.COM is a professional manufacturer and supplier of optical networking solutions. We can supply all kinds of fiber optic products, such as passive optical network subsystems, WDM system components and optical transceivers etc. In addition, other optical components, modules and subsystems are available. Depending on different requirements, we offer customized service for the products. FS.COM is intended to to offer the best quality products and perfect solutions, save customers' time and money, and make customers enjoy personalization.

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