Report: Broadband will continue to be adopted at a rapid rate

Jan. 4, 2006 - Dr. Lawrence Vanston says it will reach levels of penetration comparable to other popular consumer electronics.

Broadband will continue to be adopted at a rapid rate, and ultimately, reach levels of penetration comparable to other popular consumer electronics.

This is according to a new 12-page analyst paper by Lawrence Vanston, Ph.D, president of TFI.

The report also states that higher broadband speeds will increase dramatically. By 2010, more than 10% of U.S. households will likely subscribe to at least 24 Mbits/sec service, and by 2015 penetration should exceed 50%, according to the report. It states that Internet protocol video (IP video), especially high-definition (HD) IP video, is a key driver for higher data rates.

"Both Moore's Law and the move to IP video are driving an increase in data rates for broadband, and with entertainment, voice, and information all being delivered efficiently over Internet connections, near ubiquity is almost inevitable," says Dr. Vanston. "The ability to provision very-high data rates, reliably, economically, and universally, will be the key to carrier competitiveness in the future."

The material in the report was adapted from TFI's report "Forecasts for Higher Bandwidth Broadband Services." The research was sponsored by the Telecommunications Technology Forecasting Group (TTFG), a consortium of telephone companies comprised of Bell Canada, BellSouth Telecommunications, Qwest, SBC, Sprint, and Verizon.

Dr. Vanston is an internationally-recognized authority in the use of technology forecasting in the telecom industry.

TFI is based in Austin, TX. For more information visit www.tfi.com.

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