Transforming the Local Exchange Network: Fifth Edition

 

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Transforming the Local Exchange Network: Fourth Edition

By Lawrence K. Vanston, Ph.D. & Ray L. Hodges

 

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What You Will Gain
Who Should Read this Report?
Table of Contents
Figures and Featured Graph
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U.S. Broadband Households by Nominal Data Rate Featured Graph 2011

Description [back to top]

TFI announces the availability of the fifth edition of its flagship publication Transforming the Local Exchange Network. This report presents the latest TFI forecasts covering switching, circuit equipment, metallic cable, and fiber cable. The report also includes TFI's latest recommendations on depreciation lives for local exchange telephone plant, recommendations which take into account technology displacement and loss of access lines due to competition.

What You Will Gain [back to top]

  • Analysis and quantification of access line loss occurring in the local exchange and its resulting stranding of plants.
  • Forecasts of the transition from a narrowband network of circuit switches and copper cables to a broadband network of packet switches and fiber optics.
  • Description of what the new network will look like and the combination of services it will offer.
  • Forecasts of how quickly technology change and access line losses will affect obsolescence and reduce the lives of telecommunications equipment.

Who Should Read this Report? [back to top]

  • Local exchange carriers
  • Depreciation professionals
  • Property tax professionals
  • Regulatory personnel
  • Telecom equipment manufacturers

Table of Contents [back to top]

Chapter 1: Introduction and Summary
Chapter 2: ILEC Access Line Losses
Chapter 3: Broadband Speeds and VHS Broadband Deployment
Increase in Broadband Speeds
Deployment of VHS Broadband Technologies
Caveat
Chapter 4: Metallic Cable
Conversion of Voice from Metallic Cable to VHS Broadband
                Customer-Initiated Conversion
                Mass Conversion
Metallic Distribution Cable, FTTP ILECs
Metallic Distribution Cable, FTTN ILECs
Summary of Recommendations for Metallic Cable Depreciation Lives

Chapter 5: Non-Metallic Cable

Chapter 6: Circuit Equipment

Narrowband Circuit Equipment
Standard Broadband Circuit Equipment
Transport Circuit Equipment
Composite Forecast for Circuit Equipment

Chapter 7: Switching Equipment

Switch Conversion by FTTN ILECs

Switch Converion by FTTP ILECs
Summary

Chapter 8: Conclusion
 
List of Figures and Featured Graph   [back to top]

 

2.1 U. S. Narrowband Access Lines by Carrier Type
2.2 U. S. Wireline Access Line Displacement
2.3 U. S. Wireless Only Households
2.4 Wireless Only Households by Age Group
2.5 U. S, Cable Telephony Access Lines
2.6 U. S. Forecast ILEC Narrowband Access Lines and Broadband Connections
3.1 U.S. Broadband Households by Nominal Data Rates – FEATURED GRAPH
3.2 Trend in Residential Access Data Rates
3.3 Minimum Availability of VHS Broadband
3.4 Deployment of ILEC VHS Broadband Technologies – Middle Scenario
3.5 Comparison of the Deployment of ILEC VHS Broadband and the VHS Broadband Availability Requirement – Middle Scenario
3.6 Comparison of VHS Broadband Deployment by FTTP and FTTN ILECs
3.7 ILEC VHS Broadband Deployment – Early, Middle and Late Scenarios
4.1a Narrowband Access Lines Converted to VHS Broadband Facilities – FTTN ILECs – Middle Scenario
4.1b Narrowband Access Lines Converted to VHS Broadband Facilities – FTTP ILECs – Middle Scenario
4.2a Substitution of Metallic Feeder Cable by Fiber Feeder Cable – FTTN ILECs – Middle Scenario
4.2b Substitution of Metallic Feeder Cable by Fiber Feeder Cable – FTTP ILECs – Middle Scenario
4.3a Metallic Feeder Cable Survivor Curves – FTTN ILECs – Middle Scenario
4.3b Metallic Feeder Cable Survivor Curves – FTTP ILECs – Middle Scenario
4.4 Survivor Curves for Metallic Distribution Cable – FTTP ILECs – Middle Scenario
4.5 FTTN to FTTP Transition – FTTN ILECs – Middle Scenario
4.6 Access Lines Converted from Metallic Distribution Cable to VHS Broadband Fiber – FTTN ILECs – Middle Scenario
4.7 Survivor Curves for Metallic Distribution Cable – FTTN ILECs – Middle Scenario
5.1 Substitution of Full Spectrum Fiber for Standard Single-Mode Fiber Optic Cable
5.2 Survivor Curves for Standard Single-Mode Fiber Optic Cable
5.3 Age-Survivor Curve for Fiber Optic Cable
6.1a Survivor Curves for Narrowband Circuit Equipment – FTTN ILECS – Middle Scenario
6.1b Survivor Curves for Narrowband Circuit Equipment – FTTP ILECS – Middle Scenario
6.2a Unconverted Standard Broadband Circuit Equipment – FTTN ILECS – Middle Scenario
6.2b Unconverted Standard Broadband Circuit Equipment – FTTP ILECS – Middle Scenario
6.3a Survivor Curves for Circuit Equipment – Technology Substitution Only – FTTN ILECS – Middle Scenario
6.3b SSurvivor Curves for Circuit Equipment – Technology Substitution Only – FTTP ILECS – Middle Scenario
6.4a Composite Survivor Curves for Circuit Equipment – FTTN ILECS – Middle Scenario
6.4b Composite Survivor Curves for Circuit Equipment – FTTP ILECS – Middle Scenario
7.1 Voice and Data Traffic
7.2 Substitution of Packet Switching for Circuit Switching – FTTN ILECs
7.3 Millions of Access Lines Converted to Packet Switching – FTTN ILECs
7.4 Survivor Curves for Digital Switching – FTTN ILECs
7.5 Substitution of Packet Switching for Circuit Switching – FTTP ILECs
7.6 Survivor Curves for Digital Switching – FTTP ILECs

Pricing/Ordering Information  [back to top]

October 2011, 88 pages, ISBN #978-1-884154-41-6

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