|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ms. Carrie Vanston,
Media Relations Director
(800) TEK-FUTR, (512) 258-8898
Ms. Debra Robison,
(800) TEK-FUTR, (512) 258-8898
New Telecom Report by Technology Futures, Inc.
AUSTIN, TX, November 2007--Technology Futures forecasts continued increases in broadband speeds, hastening the obsolescence of broadband investment. The report, Broadband Equipment Lives for Local Exchange Carriers, by Lawrence K. Vanston, Ph.D. (President, TFI), presents recommendations for depreciation lives for broadband equipment such as video set-top boxes, headend equipment, and broadband loop electronics, including DSLAMs, DSL modems, and BPON equipment.
Discussing the report, Dr. Vanston states, "The business of incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) is transitioning from primarily voice to primarily high-speed broadband and video. This means that equipment devoted to delivering broadband and video will come to dominate the useful investment of ILECs. Much of this equipment is significantly different than traditional narrowband equipment and, thus, may have different depreciation lives."
The research was sponsored by the Telecommunications Technology Forecasting Group (TTFG), a consortium of telephone companies comprised of AT&T, Bell Canada, Qwest, and Verizon.
A Sampling of Key Findings:
The study recommends Average Remaining Lives (ARLs) and a P-Life range for each of the following equipment categories:
This report will be of interest to:
A table of contents and list of figures follow this press release.
We would be pleased to have this report reviewed by your publication and/or be cited for articles examining the subject matter. Dr. Vanston would also be glad to be interviewed and quoted for articles relating to the subject matter.
Author Lawrence K. Vanston, Ph.D., is an internationally- recognized authority in the use of technology forecasting in the telecom industry. His research reports and forecasts are used and referenced extensively worldwide. The September 21, 1998 issue of The Wall Street Journal featured an in-depth interview entitled "Consultant's Call: Lawrence Vanston Makes Some Pretty Bold Predictions for the Future of Telecommunications. He Has Been Right Before." Notably, the predictions therein have likewise come true.
For 29 years, TFI has helped organizations plan for the future by offering outstanding technology forecasting, strategic planning, trend analysis, and strategic market research services and publications in high-technology and telecom technologies. Drawing on proven, quantifiable forecasting methods and strategic applications, we combine the vision of the futurist with the down-to- earth judgment of the technologist. Let us be "Your Bridge to the Future."
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Thank you for your attention.
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New Telecom Report by Technology Futures, Inc.
Broadband Equipment Lives for Local Exchange Carriers
Table of Contents:
- Chapter 1: Introduction and Summary
- Chapter 2: Broadband Access Forecasts
- Chapter 3: Standard DSL Equipment
- Chapter 4: Very-High-Speed DSL Equipment
- Chapter 5: Broadband Passive Optical Network Equipment
- Chapter 6: Broadband Switching and Video Headend and Distribution Equipment
- Chapter 7: Set-Top Boxes
List of Figures with Featured Graph
2.1 Broadband Households, Percentage of Households 2.2 Adoption of Various Consumer Communications Products and Services 2.3 Broadband Households by Nominal Data Rate, Percentage of Households (excludes Cable Modems) 2.4 Trend in Residential Access Data Rates 2.5 Forecast Adoption of Standard and Very-High-Speed Broadband, Percentage of Households 2.6 Minimum Availability of Very-High-Speed Broadband 2.7 Scenarios for ILEC Distribution Fiber 2.8 Middle Scenario compared to VHS Broadband Availability 2.9 Broadband Households Using Online Video at Least Once a Month 2.10 Broadband Households Using Online Television at Least Once a Week 2.11 HDTV Households 2.12 Internet HDTV Households 2.13 Comparison of Internet HDTV and VHS Broadband Households 3.1 Forecast Adoption of Standard and Very-High-Speed Broadband 3.2 Standard DSL Modem Life-Cycle assuming VHS Substitution Only (FTTN & FTTC Deployment) 3.3 Minimum Availability of Very-High-Speed Broadband 3.4 Standard DSLAM Life-Cycle assuming VHS Substitution Only 3.5 Standard DSLAM Survivors assuming Combined Technology Substitution and Mortality Forces 3.6 Standard DSL Modem Survivors assuming Combined Technology Substitution and Mortality FTTN & FTTC 3.7 Standard DSL Modem Survivors assuming Combined Technology Substitution and Mortality FTTP 3.8 Standard DSL Modem Survivors 1999 Vintage (Assuming FTTP Deployment) 3.9 Standard DSL Modem Survivors 2009 Vintage (Assuming FTTP Deployment 3.10 Standard DSL Modem Additions by Year Assuming FTTP Deployment 3.11 Price Trend for DSLAMs 4.1 Scenarios for the Adoption of Distribution Fiber 4.2 VDSL Modem Life Cycle assuming FTTP Substitution Only 4.3 VDSLAM Life Cycle Assuming FTTP Substitution Only 4.4 VDSLAM Survivors assuming Combined Technology Substitution and Mortality Forces 4.5 VDSL Modem Survivors assuming Combined Technology Substitution and Mortality 4.6 VDSL Modem Survivors 2010 Vintage 4.7 VDSL Modem Additions by Year 4.8 VDSLAM Vintage Survivor Curves 5.1 Evolving Data Rate Availability Requirements 5.2 BPON Equipment Life Cycle assuming Technology Substitution Only 5.3 BPON OLT Survivors assuming Combined Technology Substitution and Mortality Forces 5.4 BPON ONT Survivors assuming Combined Technology Substitution and Mortality 5.5 BPON ONT Survivors 2010 Vintage 5.6 BPON ONT Additions by Year 5.7 BPON OLT Vintage Survivor Curves 6.1 Average Access Data Rate 6.2 Price and Capacity Requirement Trends 6.3 Three-Year Lifetime Capacity Requirement 6.4 Equipment Capacities Assuming Three-Year Life 6.5 Equipment Cost Assuming Three-Year Life 6.6 Equipment Cost vs. Planned Life 6.7 Annualized Cost vs. Planned Life (No Installation Cost) 6.8 Installed Cost vs Planned Life (Installation Cost = 600) 6.9 Annualized Cost vs. Planned Life (Installation Cost=600) 6.10 Annualized Cost vs. Planned Life (Various Installation Costs) 7.1 Installed Base of Basic and Advanced Digital Set-top Boxes 7.2 Basic Digital Set-top Box Survivors and Life Cycle assuming Advanced STB Substitution Only 7.3 Basic Digital Set-top Box Survivors assuming Combined Technology Substitution and Mortality Forces 7.4 Basic Digital Set-Top Box Survivors 1998 Vintage 7.5 Basic Digital Set-Top Box Survivors 2007 Vintage 7.6 Basic Digital Set-Top Box Additions by Year 7.7 Internet Set-Top Box Percentage of Installed Base Compared with Key Video Adoptions 7.8 Installed Base of ILEC First Generation and Internet Set-Top Boxes 7.9 ILEC First Generation Set-Top Box Survivors assuming Combined Technology Substitution and Mortality Forces 7.10 ILEC First Generation Set-Top Box Additions by Year
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