At the same time, the OTT juggernaut is not likely to lose steam, and is forecast to account for a quarter of the sector’s revenue in 2023.
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This latest edition includes several new additions, and now covers the latest developments in 49 countries and 11 regions and sub-regions, along with a consolidated global snapshot.
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FTTR is expected to disruptively transform home broadband experience
The outbreak of pandemic has led to an inevitable surge in the use of digital technologies and placed broadband networks as an key enabler for various digital applications in home, including teleconference, online education, 4K / 8K ultra-high definition video, VR / AR games, etc. Since then the typical requirements of the connected home have evolved. An 8K video stream requires at least 150 Mbps of bandwidth, which is four times more than 4K. Applications such as live streaming, online classes, and live streaming require very low latency, typically 50 milliseconds or less. In addition, home broadband connections need to be capable of supporting multi-service concurrent scenarios. High-quality Internet has become an indispensable part of people's lives, work, and entertainment. Fiber optic cable is the most preferred transmission medium in networks for its superior bandwidth, faster speed, and enhanced reliability. Fiber to the room (FTTR), which extends fiber connectivity from the "last mile" to the "last meter", offers customers a premium full fiber connection, enabling to meet network requirements of various home applications.
EU Compass – Edition #4
This month there are several new subjects to be highlighted: The Digital Services Act proposal is agreed, a new proposal on EU Health Data Space is put on the table, the EP committees published its draft report on AI legislation, ETNO opened a battle with big platforms on network investment and bandwidth overconsumption, the EP adopted its position on common charger for electronic devices, and the ongoing war and announcements of new sanctions and measures. It all looks very much like the picture above, a stack of wired and connected elements. If you pull one part it gets more chaotic and messed up. Just as it will take time to introduce a common charger it will take time to unravel all the different threads we are currently coping with – at once it seems - and adopt a new direction of travel. Looking forward to further discuss with you all these different developments and issues at our DIGIWorld upcoming Commissions and events. If you wish any additional information or like to explore any of the issues more in-depth, please contact me.