Ops Holding Off on Next-Gen FTTH/PON

According to Infonetics Research's 2011 "Next Gen FTTH and PON Deployment Strategies: Global Service Provider Survey," operators will not replace existing FTTH technologies until the pricing of next generation technologies reaches parity with current equipment p...

According to Infonetics Research's 2011 "Next Gen FTTH and PON Deployment Strategies: Global Service Provider Survey," operators will not replace existing FTTH technologies until the pricing of next generation technologies reaches parity with current equipment prices. Among the survey's findings:



  • Though vendors' expectations are high for a third wave of FTTH deployments using next generation technologies, FTTH trials and deployments will be slow to materialize.


  • Increased bandwidth per subscriber is the top reason operators will ultimately deploy next generation FTTH technologies, followed by the delivery of IPTV and broadcast video.


  • The features most often cited by carriers as required in an FTTH ONT were VoIP, 802.11n and HPNA, signaling a shift away from basic bridge devices to integrated residential gateways.


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