Next-Gen PONs & Fiber Access: A Market Perception Study
|出版日||ページ情報||英文 36 Pages
|次世代PON&ファイバーアクセス：市場認識調査 Next-Gen PONs & Fiber Access: A Market Perception Study|
|出版日: 2010年10月20日||ページ情報: 英文 36 Pages||
Over the past year or so, interest in next-generation passive optical networks (NG PONs) has grown rapidly, driven partly by the standardization of new PON variants by both the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and International Telecommunication Union (ITU), partly by vendor investment in a new category of PONs based on WDM, and partly by a sense that current-generation fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) products, including PON products, will run out of horsepower in the middle of the decade as end-user demand spirals beyond 100 Mbit/s.
Several vendors, including major telecom equipment manufacturers such as Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei, and ZTE, are already actively promoting the merits of NG PONs, and beginning to launch equipment in anticipation of potential demand; at the same time, vendors such as ADVA, LG-Nortel (now Ericsson), and Nokia Siemens Networks have been pushing the merits of a new approach based on WDM.
With standards now completed and vendor solutions emerging, next-generation PONs are beginning to attract more attention from network operators. Network operators expect that demand for access bandwidth will continue to grow, and that this will eventually translate into a need for new fiber access solutions, especially to deliver new high-speed applications to both homes and businesses.
How quickly that translates into real, significant demand for NG PON platforms is more problematic. there is widespread regional and national variation in FTTH plans, penetration, and technologies in use, creating challenges for vendors in creating a single solution that fits all builders and situations.
Next-Gen PONs & Fiber Access: A Market Perception Study presents results of a major online survey probing network operator opinions on NG PON technologies, conducted in the first quarter of 2010. The survey polled 99 professionals working with 72 different network operators. Among other things, the survey sought information in the following areas:
Next-Gen PONs & Fiber Access: A Market Perception Study also examines key underlying demand issues, including historic and expected growth in bandwidth demand; and reviews the key standards governing next-gen PONs, examining their main features, advantages, and drawbacks.