LR Insider Analyzes DSL Market

The latest Light Reading Insider report examines the next wave of DSL services, including ADSL2+ and VDSL

September 15, 2004

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NEW YORK -- Next-generation, high-speed DSL technologies, including ADSL2+ and VDSL, are emerging as the foundation of high-bandwidth, residential access strategies for major North American telecom carriers, according to a new report from Light Reading Insider (

Research in the report, entitled "Next-Gen DSL Deluge," tracks the broadband initiatives of North America's largest carriers, outlines trends in DSL architectures, and assesses the action in big carrier requests for proposal (RFPs). The report also includes detailed profiles of the major DSL equipment providers and handicaps the likely winners.

"Service providers say that 20 Mbit/s over copper is adequate for most of the exciting new services they want to deploy, and the technology to do that is here today," says Scott Raynovich, the report's editor. "Service providers are excited about this technology, and they're starting to deploy it."

In creating "Next-Gen DSL Deluge," Light Reading Insider interviewed dozens of RBOCs, competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs), and independent operating companies (IOCs) to gather insight into the broadband market. Analysts also consulted survey and product analysis information gathered from Light Reading's sister research organization, Heavy Reading.

Key findings include:

  • 100 Mbit/s is possible over copper via VDSL; 20 Mbit/s with ADSL2+ should soon be commonplace

  • Carriers see DSL as a transition technology to enable "triple-play" services, while fiber access rolls out over many years

  • RBOC next-gen copper broadband is already being deployed in many areas

  • Fiber to the node with ADSL2+ and VDSL on the last hop is the hottest access game in town

Service provider DSL strategies analyzed in this report: BellSouth Corp. (NYSE: BLS), SBC Communications Inc. (NYSE: SBC), Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q), SureWest Communications (Nasdaq: SURW), and Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ).

Public equipment providers analyzed in this report: Adtran Inc. (Nasdaq: ADTN), Advanced Fibre Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: AFCI), Alcatel SA (NYSE: ALA), Ciena Corp. (Nasdaq: CIEN), Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO), Lucent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: LU), ECI Telecom Ltd. (Nasdaq: ECIL), Ericsson AB (Nasdaq: ERICY) Marconi Corp. plc (Nasdaq: MRCIY), Nortel Networks Ltd. (NYSE: NT), Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT), Occam Networks Inc. (OTC: OCCM.OB), Siemens AG (NYSE: SI), Tellabs Inc. (Nasdaq: TLAB), and UTStarcom Inc. (Nasdaq: UTSI).

Private equipment providers analyzed in this report: Allied Telesyn International Inc., Calix Networks Inc.

"Next-Gen DSL Deluge" is available as part of an annual subscription (12 monthly issues) to Light Reading Insider, priced at $1,350. Individual reports are available for $900.

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