SFP Series forty-ninth Week News Abstract 1
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Number of broadband households grew more than 18% in 2008
JULY 7, 2009 -- The demand for high-bandwidth applications will jump in the next few years as the number of households worldwide with broadband will reach close to 650 million by 2013, according to international research firm Parks Associates (search Lightwave for Parks Associates). The firm's new report, "Broadband Services: Global Outlook," warns that service providers will have to continue investing in network technologies to accommodate multiple services such as video-on-demand and converging social networking applications.Parks Associates reports the number of broadband households worldwide grew by more than 18% in 2008 to exceed 400 million. Asia-Pacific is the largest market, accounting for over 160 million subscribers, and it is expected to garner more than 49% of the global market share by 2013.In the United States, the federal government, at the request of the Obama Administration, will soon release billions of dollars from the stimulus package to promote expansion of affordable high-speed Internet services in rural areas, which will open new areas in the country to advanced online services."Bandwidth will continue to be a focus as the operators re-architect their networks to deliver multiple services over the same infrastructure; however, in such a competitive field, bandwidth alone is not enough to win subscribers," cautions Kurt Scherf, vice president, principal analyst, Parks Associates. "Blended applications, combining services such as online video and customer support, offer operators an opportunity to increase ARPU. In addition, innovative new services will help differentiate service providers, which can then compete on factors beyond pricing or raw bandwidth."
Telekom Austria announces FTTX trials
JULY 6, 2009 -- The Telekom Austria Group (search Lightwave for Telekom Austria) on Friday provided an update on the fiber trials presented on its Capital Market Day in January and also announced its plans to roll out VDSL2 in selected rural areas.Telekom Austria said it plans to roll out a blend of fiber-to-the curb, fiber-to-the-building, and fiber-to-the-home infrastructure in 2009 and 2010 to gain experience and validate planning assumptions to make "an informed decision" on the further deployment of fiber infrastructure.The plan is to cover about 150,000 households -- equivalent to 4% of households in the trial footprint -- with speeds of up to 1 Gbps in the city of Klagenfurt and in two districts in Vienna. The carrier described one of the Viennese districts as "an upscale neighborhood with scattered housing." The other district is a residential neighborhood with high building density.A trial using fiber-to-the-curb infrastructure will be launched in Villach, a medium-sized town in the south of Austria, later this year.Topography, building density, and the blend of residential and business customer of the areas chosen are representative for urban Austria, Telekom Austria asserts. The carrier hopes to gather data on the deployment cost of fiber infrastructure, customer acceptance of products, and pricing of premium services such as ultra-fast Internet access with initial speeds of up to 100 Mbps and Internet-based and HDTV services including video on demand.The VDSL2 roll out in selected rural areas, scheduled "towards end of 2009," will use existing fiber backbone infrastructure and the migration to a "next-generation network" voice platform. The goal is to significantly increase available bandwidth at very low incremental investments.Telekom Austria asserts that previous backbone fiber investments will support delivery of up to 30 Mbps to about 750,000 households by 2012, which is equivalent to coverage of about 15% of households around selected central offices. This initiative will enable Telekom Austria to offer high bandwidth service to more than 300,000 households by the end of 2009.
NOFA defines 'broadband' for stimulus funding
JULY 2, 2009 By Stephen Hardy -- Besides describing the procedures for applying for broadband stimulus funding and how such proposals will be evaluated, the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) finally defined a few key terms. The definition of "broadband" will likely disappoint those hoping the bar would be set high.For the purposes of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration's Broadband Technology Opportunities Program Rural Utilities Service's Broadband Initiatives Program, 768 kbps downstream and at least 200 kbps upstream -- or providing enough capacity in a middle mile project to support such speeds -- will be close enough for government work.Meanwhile, "middle mile" -- which received significant attention in the Federal Communications Commission's recently released report on rural broadband -- is defined as a "broadband infrastructure project that does not predominantly provide broadband service to end users or to end-user devices, and may include interoffice transport, backhaul, Internet connectivity, or special access."Other terms of interest include:Remote area: an unserved, rural area 50 miles from the limits of a non-rural area.Rural area: any area, as confirmed by the latest decennial census of the Bureau of the Census, that is not located within a city, town, or incorporated area that has a population of greater than 20,000 inhabitants; or an urbanized area contiguous and adjacent to a city or town that has a population of greater than 50,000 inhabitants.Underserved last mile: at least one of the following factors must be met, though the presumption will be that more than one factor is present. 1. No more than 50 percent of the households in the proposed funded service area have access to facilities-based, terrestrial broadband service at greater than the minimum broadband transmission speed. 2. No fixed or mobile broadband service provider advertises broadband transmission speeds of at least 3 Mbps downstream in the proposed funded service area. 3. The rate of broadband subscribership for the proposed funded service area is 40 percent of households or less.Underserved middle mile: an area where one interconnection point terminates in a proposed funded service area that qualifies as unserved or underserved for last-mile projects.Unserved area means a proposed funded service area, composed of one or more contiguous census blocks, where at least 90 percent of households in the proposed funded service area lack access to facilities-based, terrestrial broadband service, either fixed or mobile, at the minimum transmission speed defined as "broadband." A household has access to broadband service if the household can readily subscribe to that service upon request.
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