Viavi Tracks Gigabit Internet Deployments

Viavi (NASDAQ:VIAV) has released a gigabit Internet tracking database dubbed Gigabit Monitor. The visual database references current and ...

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Viavi (NASDAQ:VIAV) has released a gigabit Internet tracking database dubbed Gigabit Monitor. The visual database references current and planned gigabit deployments around the world, from mobile, cable and telco service providers. The database, developed from public information, is available at http://www.gigabitmonitor.com.

Data from the Monitor indicate:

  • State of gigabit: There are now at least 350 live gigabit deployments globally, with a further 164 announced or under construction, across wireline and wireless technologies including GPON, DOCSIS 3.1, G.fast, LTE-A, 5G and 802.11ac.
  • Contrasts by region: North America has the largest share of announced gigabit deployments, with 61%. Europe is second with 24%. Asia, Australasia, Middle East, Africa and South America share the remaining 15% of deployments.
  • Deployments accelerate: The pace of gigabit deployments has accelerated sharply. More than 70% of the live gigabit deployments tracked have been launched since the start of 2015.
  • Fiber dominates: 85% of currently known gigabit deployments are based on optical fiber connectivity. Some 11% are based on hybrid fiber-coax (HFC).
  • Wireless gigabit is already here: Nearly 3% of known gigabit deployments are based on LTE-A, a modified version of LTE that is gigabit-capable.
  • 5G is coming fast: 37 wireless carriers have announced plans for 5G networks. Five of them plan to have 5G networks built as early as 2017.

The Gigabit Monitor is a web-based tool intended to showcase a whole world of gigabit internet and zoom in for detail on announced and available services. The data can be split by geography or technology. The database also shows whether a service is announced (service provider has publicly announced deployment plans in a given market), under construction (network build is underway), trial (a limited live network is in operation) or commercial (service is currently available to consumers). The database will be updated regularly, and users are welcome to submit new or corrected information via a form on the site.

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