Report Predicts Fiber to Reach 18 million Households by 2011


A new report from Parks Associates shows the number of U.S. households subscribing to FTTx (fiber connections) will increase from three million in 2007 to 18 million by the end of 2011. According to FTTx and BPL: Analysis and Outlook, fiber subscriptions will join DSL and cable as mainstream broadband access methods during the next five years, driven by aggressive deployment plans from the telcos and increased consumer demand for new data, voice and video services.

According to Parks Associates, companies like Verizon and AT&T are hoping to match and surpass the broadband offerings from cable MSOs (multiple services operators) with plans to upgrade their existing copper networks and drive fiber growth. Increasing consumer demand for bundled services such as video-on-demand and IPTV also figure to fuel the increase in fiber subscriptions.

FTTx and BPL: Analysis and Outlook also addresses the consumer and competitive pressures that will influence this trend, the economics associated with the deployment of these technologies, and the opportunities FTTx and BPL provides for vendors and service providers.

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