Advanced search
1 file | 278.27 KB

Value-added services for fibre to the home: market potential, time horizons and user groups

Tom Evens (UGent) , Lynn De Vlieger (UGent) , Elke Boudry (UGent) , Pieter Verdegem (UGent) , Lieven De Marez (UGent) , Erik Vanhauwaert (UGent) , Koen Casier (UGent) , Jan Van Ooteghem (UGent) , Sofie Verbrugge (UGent) and Bart Lannoo (UGent)
Author
Organization
Project
TERRAIN
Abstract
Currently, telecom operators are developing large-scale projects in the internet broadband sector in cooperation with utility companies and public institutions. The roll-out of fibre to the home network infrastructure is often justified by the supposed increasing user demand for high-bandwidth applications. Starting from a user-oriented perspective, however, it is important to consider the utility of fibre networks for future users and to explore those killer applications that can convince end-users to migrate from their current connections to high-bandwidth networks. By means of an international expert survey, this paper tries to identify value-added services that benefit from fibre’s network potential in terms of high speed, symmetry and low delay. In contrast to initial expectations, video delivery applications were found less convincing by the experts whereas health monitoring, online content storage and management services, and desktop sharing were identified as the most promising fibre applications. In terms of timing, content storage and management systems and desktop sharing are identified as more market-ready than health monitoring applications. Whereas the health monitoring and desktop sharing are mainly seen as a service only for the consumer and business market respectively, content management systems are considered useful for business as well as for consumer purposes.
Keywords
Bandwidth requirements, Value-added services, Fibre to the home, Expert study, Nielsen's Law, IBCn

Downloads

  • (...).pdf
    • full text
    • |
    • UGent only
    • |
    • PDF
    • |
    • 278.27 KB

Citation

Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:

Chicago
Evens, Tom, Lynn De Vlieger, Elke Boudry, Pieter Verdegem, Lieven De Marez, Erik Vanhauwaert, Koen Casier, Jan Van Ooteghem, Sofie Verbrugge, and Bart Lannoo. 2011. “Value-added Services for Fibre to the Home: Market Potential, Time Horizons and User Groups.” In International Conference on E-business, Proceedings. Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University, Department of Information technology.
APA
Evens, T., De Vlieger, L., Boudry, E., Verdegem, P., De Marez, L., Vanhauwaert, E., Casier, K., et al. (2011). Value-added services for fibre to the home: market potential, time horizons and user groups. International conference on e-business, Proceedings. Presented at the International Conference on e-Business (ICE-B 2011), Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University, Department of Information technology.
Vancouver
1.
Evens T, De Vlieger L, Boudry E, Verdegem P, De Marez L, Vanhauwaert E, et al. Value-added services for fibre to the home: market potential, time horizons and user groups. International conference on e-business, Proceedings. Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University, Department of Information technology; 2011.
MLA
Evens, Tom, Lynn De Vlieger, Elke Boudry, et al. “Value-added Services for Fibre to the Home: Market Potential, Time Horizons and User Groups.” International Conference on E-business, Proceedings. Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University, Department of Information technology, 2011. Print.
@inproceedings{1861115,
  abstract     = {Currently, telecom operators are developing large-scale projects in the internet broadband sector in cooperation with utility companies and public institutions. The roll-out of fibre to the home network infrastructure is often justified by the supposed increasing user demand for high-bandwidth applications. Starting from a user-oriented perspective, however, it is important to consider the utility of fibre networks for future users and to explore those killer applications that can convince end-users to migrate from their current connections to high-bandwidth networks. By means of an international expert survey, this paper tries to identify value-added services that benefit from fibre{\textquoteright}s network potential in terms of high speed, symmetry and low delay. In contrast to initial expectations, video delivery applications were found less convincing by the experts whereas health monitoring, online content storage and management services, and desktop sharing were identified as the most promising fibre applications. In terms of timing, content storage and management systems and desktop sharing are identified as more market-ready than health monitoring applications. Whereas the health monitoring and desktop sharing are mainly seen as a service only for the consumer and business market respectively, content management systems are considered useful for business as well as for consumer purposes.},
  author       = {Evens, Tom and De Vlieger, Lynn and Boudry, Elke and Verdegem, Pieter and De Marez, Lieven and Vanhauwaert, Erik and Casier, Koen and Van Ooteghem, Jan and Verbrugge, Sofie and Lannoo, Bart},
  booktitle    = {International conference on e-business, Proceedings},
  keyword      = {Bandwidth requirements,Value-added services,Fibre to the home,Expert study,Nielsen's Law,IBCn},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Seville, Spain},
  pages        = {9},
  publisher    = {Ghent University, Department of Information technology},
  title        = {Value-added services for fibre to the home: market potential, time horizons and user groups},
  year         = {2011},
}