Transforming the Local Exchange Network: Sixth Edition
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By Lawrence K. Vanston, Ph.D. & Ray L. Hodges
Description [back to top]
This report presents the latest TFI forecasts covering switching, circuit equipment, metallic cable, and fiber cable. The report also includes TFI's latest recommendations on depreciation lives for local exchange telephone plant, focusing on legacy assets. The recommendations take into account technology displacement and loss of access lines due to competition.
What You Will Gain [back to top]
- Analysis and quantification of access line loss occurring in the local exchange and its resulting stranding of plants.
- Forecasts of the transition from a narrowband network of circuit switches and copper cables to a broadband network of packet switches and fiber optics.
- Description of what the new network will look like and the combination of services it will offer.
- Forecasts of how quickly technology change and access line losses will affect obsolescence and reduce the lives of telecommunications equipment.
Who Should Read this Report? [back to top]
- Local exchange carriers
- Depreciation professionals
- Property tax professionals
- Regulatory personnel
- Telecom equipment manufacturers
Table of Contents [back to top]
- Acknowledgements iii
- Chapter 1: Introduction and Summary
- Chapter 2: Losses in ILEC Access Lines and DSL Connections
- Chapter 3: Broadband Data Rates
- Chapter 4: VHS Broadband Deployment
Chapter 5: The Transfer of Legacy Services to VHS Broadband Facilities
- Chapter 6: Metallic Cable
- Chapter 7: Non-Metallic Cable
- Chapter 8: Switching Equipment
- Chapter 9: Circuit Equipment
- Chapter 10: Summary
- Attachment A: Survivor Tablest
- Attachment B: Author Biographies
- Attachment C: Author Publications
Pricing/Ordering Information [back to top]
July 16, 2013, 80 pages
Sponsored by the TTFG a consortium made up of AT&T, CenturyLink, and Verizon. (TTFG companies can get complimentary electronic copy of report. The TTFG is now part of the Communications Technology Forecasting Group (CTFG))
Texas residents add 7.25% (Austin, Texas 8.25%) sales tax.
Call for TTFG member prices and volume discounts.