Killer Applications for Fiber to the Home Networks: Market Potential, Time Horizons and User Groups
Telecom operators in cooperation with utility companies and public institutions are deploying fiber to the home infrastructure. The roll-out of these networks is justified by the supposed increasing user demand for high-bandwidth applications. Starting from a user-oriented perspective, this paper considers the utility of these networks for future users and explores those killer applications that could convince end-users to migrate to high-bandwidth connections. B y means of an international expert survey, the paper identifies value-added services that benefit from fiber’s network potential in terms of high speed, symmetry and low delay.
KeywordsValue-added Services Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Bandwidth Requirements Expert Study Nielsen’s Law Gilder’ Law
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