DSL and G-fast Chips: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2014 to 2020

$3900 - Single Copy or $7800 - Web Posting | Report # SH26161663 | 319 Pages | 109 Tables and Figures | 2014
  • Key Topics
  • DSL
  • Digital Subscriber Line
  • DSL Chips
  • G.fast
  • DSL Vectoring
  • Access Providers
  • G.fast Vectoring
  • Broadband
  • Telecom
  • Copper plant
  • Fiber to the Neighborhood
  • End to End Optical
  • Broadband Networks
  • Data And Video Traffic
  • Mixed Signal Integrated
  • Circuit
  • ADSL
  • VDSL
  • DSL
  • xDSL
  • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
  • Data And Video Traffic
  • Flexible Network Interfaces
  • FTTH
  • Advanced Bonding
  • Fiber does not reach to the home, DSL technologies are needed to cost efficiently go from the neighborhood to the home device
  • DSL is leveraging vectoring technologies to give new life to copper infrastructure
  • Broadband is creating demand for faster communications connectivity

Market Opportunity

  • DSL provides a way to extend the life of the existing communications copper infrastructure
  • DSL is leveraging economies of scale
  • DSL has developed a way to increase the speed of the broadband connection in the home

Market Challenges

  • Extending the wireless backhaul to leverage existing copper networks using DSL
  • Effectively utilizing vectoring to increase broadband speeds
  • Finding the balance between G.fast at the top end and DSL for mid range and low end broadband leveraging of the existing copper communications infrastructure

LEXINGTON, Massachusetts (November 1, 2014) – WinterGreen Research announces that it has 
published a new study DSL and G.fast Chips: Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2014 
to 2020. The 2014 study has 319 pages, 109 tables and figures. Worldwide DSL and G.fast Chips 
markets are increasingly diversified, poised to achieve significant growth as broadband is used in every 
industry segment. 

End to end broadband networks leverage a combination of optical infrastructure in the long haul and 
copper infrastructure in the last few meters from the distribution box to the home. Fiber has had rapid
advance but does not work in the end, it is too expensive to the home. FTTH is too expensive and DSL 
continues to be a viable alternative, with DSL set to be replaced at the high end initially by G.fast. 
Copper based broadband technologies promise to last for a long long time. Though for many years 
FTTH has threatened to make xDSL obsolete, this has not proven to be the case. 

Copper represents an installed infrastructure worth trillions and too expensive to just replace. Fiber is 
too expensive to use it to replace all the copper. FTTH DSL and G.fast, the copper works in many cases 
and does not need to be re3placed. xDSL markets will be strong for some long time to come as copper 
remains a transport line. 

Copper is everywhere in the telecommunications network. It is still the primary wireless backbone 
transport means, meaning it continues to be vital as new wireless systems continue to expand their 
markets. It predominates in the local loop, creating demand for systems that are able to support high 
speed signal transport over copper wire. 

Copper based broadband is and will remain for the foreseeable future, the dominant broadband access 
technology across the globe. Broadband service providers who rely on copper loops for broadband 
access have to improve broadband performance and extend its life. 

Choices between DSL technologies and G.fast are based on cost. Fiber technologies are used to come to 
the curb. DSL and G.fast represent a hybrid rooted in a network planning.

Copper based broadband continues to be the dominant broadband access technology across the globe. 
Broadband service providers who rely on copper loops for broadband access have options to improve 
broadband performance and extend their life. Despite its throughput limitations, considerable research 
and development is taking place to improve DSL performance.

Cable boasts faster speed than DSL Internet i. However, cable does not always deliver on the promise in 
everyday practical use. Cable technology supports 30 Mbps of bandwidth, whereas most forms of DSL 
cannot reach 10 Mbps.

One type of DSL technology, VDSL, can match cable's performance, also supporting 30 Mbps. However, 
Internet service providers generally do not offer VDSL, but rather the cheaper and slower ADSL or 
SDSL services. Cable modem services can slow down significantly if many people in your 
neighborhood access the Internet simultaneously.

According to Susan Eustis, lead author of the WinterGreen Research team that prepared the study, “The 
opportunity to participate in DSL and G.fast Chips markets is compelling illustration of the ability to 
leverage seemingly outdated copper infrastructure to breathe new life into existing investment. This 
market is evolving as new technology and vectoring are implemented, based on breakthroughs and 
innovation. Technology platforms are rapidly evolving.” 

Consideration of DSL and G.fast chips market forecasts indicates that markets at $939 million will reach 
$4.7 billion by 2020. Growth comes as every industry achieves leveraging broadband to make social 
media and smart phones work to grow the business. DSL and G.fast are able to make the benefits of 
broadband available to consumers and support network flexibility for the modern enterprise. DSL and 
G.fast networks are flexible and able to reach customers on the go. Broadband is used for video and 
entertainment delivery.

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Companies Profiled
Market Leaders
  • Broadcom
  • Lantiq
  • Ikanos
  • MediaTek / Ralink Technology / Trendchip
  • Analog Devices
Market Participants
  • Analog Devices
  • Arris
  • Broadcom
  • BroadLight
  • Cavium
  • Freescale Semiconductor
  • Ikanos
  • Infineon Technologies
  • IXYS Integrated Circuits
  • Division
  • Lantiq
  • Marvell
  • MediaTek / Ralink Technology
  • PMC-Sierra
  • Pulse
  • Sckipio
  • Shantou New Tideshine
  • Electron
  • Shenzhen Chaoyue Electronics
  • Co., Ltd.
  • Shenzhen Sky Foundation
  • Shenzhen Tianxiaowei
  • Electronics Co., Ltd.
  • ZTE

Report Methodology

This is the 616th report in a series of market research reports that provide forecasts in communications, telecommunications, the internet, computer, software, and telephone equipment. The project leaders take direct responsibility for writing and preparing each report. They have significant experience preparing industry studies. Forecasts are based on primary research and proprietary databases. Forecasts reflect analysis of the market trends in the segment and related segments. Unit and dollar shipments are analyzed through consideration of dollar volume of each market participation in the segment. Market share analysis includes conversations with key customers of products, industry segment leaders, marketing directors, distributors, leading market participants, and companies seeking to develop measurable market share. Over 200 in-depth interviews are conducted for each report with a broad range of key participants and opinion leaders in the market segment.

About the Company

WinterGreen Research, founded in 1985, provides strategic market assessments in telecommunications, communications equipment, health care, and advanced computer technology. Industry reports focus on opportunities that will expand existing markets or develop major new markets. The reports assess new product and service positioning strategies, new and evolving technologies, and technological impact on products, services, and markets. Market shares are provided. Leading market participants are profiled, and their marketing strategies, acquisitions, and strategic alliances are discussed. The principals of WinterGreen Research have been involved in analysis and forecasting of international business opportunities in telecommunications and advanced computer technology markets for over 30 years.

About the Principal Author

Susan Eustis, President, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, has done research in communications and computer markets and applications. She holds several patents in microcomputing and parallel processing. She is the author of recent studies of the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) marketing strategies, Internet software, a study of Push to Talk Equipment, Worldwide Telecommunications Equipment, Top Ten Telecommunications, Digital Loop Carrier, Web Hosting, Business Process Management, Servers, Blades, the Mainframe as a Green Machine, and Application Server markets. Ms. Eustis is a graduate of Barnard College.

$3900 - Single Copy or $7800 - Web Posting | Report # SH26161663 | 319 Pages | 109 Tables and Figures | 2014