Connectivity became everything during the pandemic: in supporting home workers and delivering home entertainment among a host of other services that represent the opportunity for service providers to derive much needed value from their networks. Cable Docsis 3.1 and fiber, and 5G, represent the drivers for service diversification as well as for driving down costs in energy and servicing. Yet a significant disparity exists between these regions in the distribution of broadband networks, and even more so when considering the availability of giga-capable networks. So how far are we from attaining Gigabit speeds and what are the key hurdles, initiatives and trends to deliver that future?
For this interactive event Kagan analysts covering Europe, the U.S. and Latin America will discuss:
- The state of broadband adoption in these regions, including DSL, cable and fiber platform development
- Taking the plunge in to fiber covering regulatory, competitor and new investment dynamics
- The improving competitive landscape with open networks, structural separation of infrastructure and the 5G substitution question