Report: U.S. fiber subscriptions will grow 500% over next 4 years

March 1, 2007
MARCH 1, 2007 -- The number of U.S. households subscribing to FTTX (fiber connections) will increase from 3 million in 2007 to 18 million by the end of 2011, according to a new report by Parks Associates.

MARCH 1, 2007 -- The number of U.S. households subscribing to FTTX (fiber connections) will increase from 3 million in 2007 to 18 million by the end of 2011, according to a new report by Parks Associates. In "FTTx and BPL: Analysis and Outlook," the market research and consulting firm reports that fiber subscriptions will join DSL and cable as mainstream broadband access methods over the next 5 years, driven by aggressive deployment plans from telcos and increased consumer demand for new data, voice, and video services.

"While fiber is a small percentage of total U.S. broadband household subscriptions today, it will achieve a faster growth rate than what DSL and cable did after their inception," predicts Chris Roden, research analyst at Parks Associates. "Companies like Verizon and AT&T are hoping to match and surpass the broadband offerings from the cable MSOs [multiple-systems operators], and their bold plans to upgrade their existing copper networks will drive fiber growth. Increasing consumer demand for bundled services such as video-on-demand and IPTV will also fuel the increase in fiber subscriptions."

"FTTx and BPL: Analysis and Outlook" analyzes the market trends and significant events that will impact FTTX and BPL deployments over the next 5 years. It also addresses the consumer and competitive pressures that will influence these methods, the economics associated with the deployment of these technologies, and the opportunities FTTX and BPL provide for vendors and service providers.

For additional information on the report, visit www.parksassociates.com. For more market research data, visit Parks Associates' Fast Facts site.