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

$3900 - Single Copy or $7800 - Web Posting | Report # SH26151663 | 258 Pages | 109 Tables and Figures | 2014
  • Key Topics
  • G.fast
  • G.fast Vectoring
  • DSL Vectoring
  • DSL
  • Digital Subscriber Line
  • DSL Chips
  • 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
  • New technology is evolving
  • G.fast is poised for rapid adoption
  • Copper networks are needed to supplement fiber communications

Market Opportunity

  • G.fast is 10 times less expensive than DSL chips
  • G.fast is working
  • G.fast mature faster than suppliers expected

Market Challenges

  • DSL is set to dominate at the low end
  • G.fast needs improvements at the high end for vectoring
  • G.fast needs more development in the basic technology

LEXINGTON, Massachusetts (November 1, 2014) – WinterGreen Research announces that it has 
published a new study G.fast Chips: Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2014 to 2020. 
The 2014 study has 256 pages, 109 tables and figures. Worldwide G.fast Chip 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. 

Broadband Internet is used in all corners of the world. It is set to be used by everyone by 2025. There is 
a lot left to be done. Networking services company Akamai says the second quarter of 2014 marks the 
first time the global average broadband speed jumped over the 4-megabit mark.

South Korea occupies the top broadband user category in both average bandwidth (24.6 megabits) and
proportion of the population on a broadband connection (95 percent, tied with Bulgaria). Smaller 
islands, the Philippines, countries with lots of rural areas, like India, are struggling to deliver useful 

The U.S. falls behind East Asia, ranking somewhere in the middle, with the Nordic countries, in terms of 
broadband speed and penetration. Inside the U.S., Delaware appears well equipped with broadband β€”
the Mid-Atlantic state ranked first in every category: average speed, peak speed, connectivity and even 
"4K readiness," referring to the 15 megabit speed that can handle ultra high-def broadcasts. The slowest 
US state is Arkansas.

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. 

G.fast leverages copper infrastructure that is everywhere in the telecommunications network. Copper 
provide connectivity to all residences. Copper 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.

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

Consideration of G.fast chips market forecasts indicates that markets at $31 million in 2014 will reach 
$2.9 billion by 2020. Growth comes as every industry achieves leveraging broadband to make social 
media and smart phones work to grow the business. G.fast is able to make the benefits of broadband 
available to consumers and support network flexibility for consumers, data centers, and cell tower 
backbone communications. G.fast networks are flexible and support broadband that is able to reach.

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Companies Profiled
Market Leaders
  • Broadcom
  • Lantiq
  • Ikanos
  • Sckipio
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 615th 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 # SH26151663 | 258 Pages | 109 Tables and Figures | 2014