A new study from ABI Research forecasts that the 4 percent of fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) subscribers who receive video from that service will jump to 55 percent by 2010. As operators increasingly adopt a business model that accounts for the cost of video equipment installation, predicts ABI, a “triple play” option that includes video delivery will become a more standard service package. ABI sees this growth as limited in Japan, South Korea or China, which have greater restrictions on video delivery systems. Says ABI principal analyst Michael Arden, “We will see higher video-over-fiber take-rates in regions such as North America and Western Europe, particularly Scandinavia, where the regulatory climate is more favorable.” Franchise agreements, like the ones Verizon has been busy putting together, will be key to the market’s growth in the U.S. You can learn more about the study, “PON and Active Ethernet FTTH Deployments,” here.
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