Fiberevolution http://www.fiberevolution.com To Universal Connectivity and Beyond Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:05:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7.3 Net Neutrality Threatened… http://www.fiberevolution.com/2014/04/net-neutrality-threatened/ http://www.fiberevolution.com/2014/04/net-neutrality-threatened/#comments Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:05:48 +0000 http://devfe.diffractionanalysis.com/?p=4685 Last night the US regulator FCC announced that they were carving out exceptions to Net Neutrality rulings for “fast lanes” that ISPs could charge to OSPs. Only in La La Land can this still be called Neutrality. I’ll write about this more at length when time allows, but in the meantime let me share this wonderful drawing on the topic by Susie Cagle:

TomWheeler

 

(Source: http://news.linktv.org/net-neutrality/r-i-p-net-neutrality)

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Rescheduled Webinar on Swedish Broadband Consumers http://www.fiberevolution.com/2014/04/rescheduled-webinar-on-swedish-broadband-consumers/ http://www.fiberevolution.com/2014/04/rescheduled-webinar-on-swedish-broadband-consumers/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:20:53 +0000 http://devfe.diffractionanalysis.com/2014/04/rescheduled-webinar-on-swedish-broadband-consumers/ The webinar that was scheduled this week on the Swedish Broadband Consumer study ran with the FTTH Council Europe had to be postponed due to a platform failure outside of our control. We apologise for those who waited in vain until we figured out we couldn’t go forward.

Everything is fixed now, so we are rescheduling the webinar to April 24th (next Thursday) at 3PM CET. For details on the content see here and also this interview from the FTTH Council Europe conference (starts at 37:30).

Registration is here!

Spread the word!

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Free Webinar on Swedish Broadband Consumer Study http://www.fiberevolution.com/2014/04/free-webinar-on-swedish-consumer-study/ http://www.fiberevolution.com/2014/04/free-webinar-on-swedish-consumer-study/#comments Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:17:30 +0000 http://devfe.diffractionanalysis.com/2014/04/free-webinar-on-swedish-consumer-study/ The FTTH Council Europe and Diffraction Analysis are running a free webinar on April 15th at 11 AM Central European Time. Benoît Felten and Joeri van Bogart will present and discuss the results of the quantitative study entitled Why Consumers Love FTTH – The FTTH Consumer Experience Study. Here are some of the one-line results from this study:

• In Sweden a huge majority FTTH users (75%) think their broadband is better than before they had fibre.
• 67% of Swedish broadband users think broadband over fibre is ‘Very Good’, but only 13% think the same of DSL.
• Swedish FTTH subscribers use video-communication over the Internet five times as much (25%) as DSL users.
• In Sweden 59% of FTTH users see FTTH as modern. Only 17% of DSL users see DSL as modern.
• In Sweden, 34% of FTTH users are 4Play or 3Play customers vs. only 23% for DSL users.
• In Sweden 59% of FTTH users think fibre broadband is sustainable. Only 44% of DSL users think the same of DSL.
• In Sweden, 59% of DSL users find their broadband price excessive vs. only 32% for FTTH users.
• For FTTH users in Sweden, quality of broadband is the 1st criterion after home price when choosing a new home.
• Close to half of Swedish FTTH users (45%) are Very Satisfied with their broadband vs. only 28% of DSL users.

During this session, we will discuss all of these results and much much more. Please join us by registering on the following address: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/826247690

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Diffraction Analysis at Broadband Communities http://www.fiberevolution.com/2014/03/diffraction-analysis-at-broadband-communities/ http://www.fiberevolution.com/2014/03/diffraction-analysis-at-broadband-communities/#comments Wed, 26 Mar 2014 10:49:24 +0000 http://devfe.diffractionanalysis.com/2014/03/diffraction-analysis-at-broadband-communities/ BBC Summit 2014pink_woDATE - regonline-H.jpg

The Broadband Communities Summit is probably the most exciting broadband event in the US. It’s not one of those corporate events built by and for industry sponsors, it’s an event run by the good people at Broadband Communities magazine and focuses on sharing experiences so that communities who have managed to develop (directly or indirectly) good broadband can share that experience back with those who are looking into these issues. And of course it doesn’t stop there, look at that agenda!

So we’re very pleased to say that not only will Diffraction Analysis be there, but CEO Benoît Felten will be speaking at the event during the Cornerstone Awards Luncheon on Wednesday April 9th. Diffraction Analysis customers and followers can attend the whole event at a steep discount (over 50%) by selecting the first button (CODE HOLDERS) on the registration page and entering the code SPKR14.

Benoît would also like to propose to attendees who are interested in discussing industry trends, best practices in broadband deployment or specific issues / pain points they may have related to operational issues some one on one sessions during the event. Please feel free to contact us by email to organize this if you’re interested.

See you in Austin!

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NZ govt rejects Vodafone’s NBN offer http://www.fiberevolution.com/2014/03/nz-govt-rejects-vodafones-nbn-offer/ http://www.fiberevolution.com/2014/03/nz-govt-rejects-vodafones-nbn-offer/#comments Fri, 07 Mar 2014 10:59:35 +0000 http://www.fiberevolution.com/?p=4666 See on Scoop.itConnected World

UFB deployment to continue.

Benoit Felten‘s insight:

Sneaky but clever move from Vodafone. Good that the government held it’s ground: implementing structural separation to then let a vertically integrated player provide wholesale would have been a catastrophic move. 

See on www.itnews.com.au

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Talking Smart Cities in Stockholm http://www.fiberevolution.com/2014/03/talking-smart-cities-in-stockholm/ http://www.fiberevolution.com/2014/03/talking-smart-cities-in-stockholm/#comments Wed, 05 Mar 2014 11:56:08 +0000 http://devfe.diffractionanalysis.com/2014/03/talking-smart-cities-in-stockholm/ The week before last, after the FTTH Council Conference in Stockholm, Stokab and Stocholm IT Region organized an event for their customers and stakeholders. They filmed the whole proceedings and have put it all up on a the Stockholm IT Region website. Since all of the speeches were of great interest, here are individual links to each one of them:

The morning started with an address by the Chairman of the Board of Stokab, followed by a fun presentation on the history of telecommunications in Stockholm by Anders Johansson.

This was followed by a very interesting presentation by Ericsson’s Head of Strategic Marketing on Smart Cities, presenting Ericsson’s Networked Society Index. You can find the Index itself here. What was interesting, beyond the ranking itself, was the trends emerging in terms of infrastructure, affordability of services and usage maturity.

Which led to Diffraction Analysis’ intervention, specifically on Smart Cities and the Infrastructure issues that are raised by connected community initiatives. It’s not the first time we deliver this speech, but I believe it was very appropriate to this audience and went down well. You be the judge.

Then followed an excellent speech by Christopher Mitchell on the US market and how some cities are taking broadband matters into their own hands (and others can’t). Christopher also talked about Google Fiber and the impact it’s having on the US market.

Henry Quek of Singapore’s regulator iDA then detailed how Singapore led the pack in terms of NGA and structural separation, and in particular showed how despite quasi-universal coverage the story is not over. Some fascinating things about enabling Smart City applications there, and a graph from Diffraction Analysis research quoted, always good for our ego.

The final speaker of the day was Chorus’ Martin Sharrock who explained very clearly how groundbreaking the New Zealand NGA model is, and the challenges that it faces from political turmoil.

There was finally a 45mn Q&A session with Ulla Hamilton (City of Stockholm), Crister Mattsson (Acreo) and Benoît Felten (Diffraction Analysis). The discussion was very complementary to some of the discussions had during the Investor’s Day earlier in the week: EU political process, structural separation, community involvement, etc.

Since Stokab then ran separate interviews of all the speakers, here’s Benoît Felten’s interview that summarizes some of the topics discussed during the presentations and panel discussions.

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White Paper: Connectivity Models for Developing Economies http://www.fiberevolution.com/2014/03/white-paper-connectivity-models-for-developing-economies/ http://www.fiberevolution.com/2014/03/white-paper-connectivity-models-for-developing-economies/#comments Mon, 03 Mar 2014 14:54:02 +0000 http://devfe.diffractionanalysis.com/2014/03/white-paper-connectivity-models-for-developing-economies/ ConnectivityThumbThere are recurring misconceptions about broadband in emerging markets. These are considered “truths” and repeated in newspaper articles and at telecom events. For example:

  • “There’s no space for wireline services in developing economies!”
  • “FTTH in emerging markets? You’ve got to be joking!”
  • “There will never be a way to deliver mobile services outside of urban areas in these markets!”

But the urban mobile model that is often described is not a universal truth, far from it. A few months ago the Google policy team contacted Diffraction Analysis and asked us to analyze alternative connectivity models were and how they worked. The result is this white paper entitled Connectivity Models for Developing Economies. In this paper we examine a number of cases that do not conform to the “standard” model being displayed for developing economies. We also examine policy approaches that seem to have made a measurable difference.

This paper does not offer a silver bullet solution for all developing economies: there’s no such thing. It does however analyse interesting case studies and looks at the replicable aspects of some of these models.

You can find the paper on SSRN through the following link: Connectivity Models for Developing Economies.

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Why Super-Fast Internet Is Coming Super Slowly http://www.fiberevolution.com/2014/02/why-super-fast-internet-is-coming-super-slowly/ http://www.fiberevolution.com/2014/02/why-super-fast-internet-is-coming-super-slowly/#comments Wed, 26 Feb 2014 16:59:23 +0000 http://www.fiberevolution.com/?p=4656 See on Scoop.itConnected World

In The Wall Street Journal, Andy Kessler writes that the FCC could change this overnight by focusing on what’s best for the economy, not just for those it regulates.

Benoit Felten‘s insight:

The underlying current of "it’s the cities’ fault" in this piece is one more reason every city in America (and many outside of America) should seriously ask themselves if taking their broadband future in their own hands isn’t the better option…

See on online.wsj.com

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Consumer Study Teaser Summary http://www.fiberevolution.com/2014/02/consumer-study-teaser-summary/ http://www.fiberevolution.com/2014/02/consumer-study-teaser-summary/#comments Wed, 26 Feb 2014 10:33:14 +0000 http://devfe.diffractionanalysis.com/2014/02/consumer-study-teaser-summary/ During the days preceeding the Sotckholm FTTH Council Annual Conference, we published a good number of tweets teasing some of the results of the first FTTH Consumer Survey. This study was undertaken in december with a panel of 400 users, 3/4 of which were FTTH/B users.

The full results were presented in Stockholm, and will be presented during a free-to-attend webinar sometime in April, but meanwhile I thought it might be interesting for those who haven’t read all the teasers to have them all in one place:

  • In Sweden a huge majority FTTH users (75%) think their broadband is better than before they had fiber.
  • 67% of Swedish broadband users think broadband over fiber is ‘Very Good’, but only 13% think the same of DSL.
  • Swedish FTTH subscribers use video-communication over the Internet five times as much (25%) as DSL users.
  • In Sweden the average FTTH user spends 5.3 hrs online at home, 6.7 hrs for <35 yrs old. DSL only 4.1 hrs.
  • In Sweden 59% of FTTH users see FTTH as modern. Only 17% of DSL users see DSL as modern.
  • In Sweden, 34% of FTTH users are 4Play or 3Play customers vs. only 23% for DSL users.
  • In Sweden 59% of FTTH users think fiber broadband is sustainable. Only 44% of DSL users think the same of DSL.
  • In Sweden, 59% of DSL users find their broadband price excessive vs. only 32% for FTTH users.
  • For FTTH users in Sweden, quality of broadband is the 1st criterion after home price when choosing a new home.
  • Close to half of Swedish FTTH users (45%) are Very Satisfied with their broadband vs. only 28% of DSL users.
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FTTH Takes Online Gaming to the Next Level | Optical Reflection http://www.fiberevolution.com/2014/02/ftth-takes-online-gaming-to-the-next-level-optical-reflection/ http://www.fiberevolution.com/2014/02/ftth-takes-online-gaming-to-the-next-level-optical-reflection/#comments Tue, 25 Feb 2014 09:34:23 +0000 http://www.fiberevolution.com/?p=4653 See on Scoop.itConnected World

Benoit Felten‘s insight:

The next step is to convince policy makers that there is value in the gaming market. It’s bizarre how "entertainment" is a great market when it comes to touting your export achievements, but not so much when it comes to justifying investment in infrastructure…

See on opticalreflection.com

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