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Cable Dynamics

Published: Dec 2014 | No Of Pages: 38 | Published By: IDate

Product Synopsis

What is cable's position in the ultra-fast broadband market?

Cable players are under the spotlight because of the value of their networks and subscriber bases in a context of ultra-fast broadband development, accelerating consolidation operations and a reorganisation of the industry in general.

IDATE reports on this market by analysing the situations of key operators and countries, and presenting the latest technological developments and main challenges for the future of cable.

This report focuses on threats to cable operators' video revenues, the growing importance of fixed-mobile convergence in their strategies and the race to Gigabit Internet access with telecom operators.

1. Executive summary
1.1. Cable remains strategically placed on ultra-fast broadband Internet access...
1.2. but will have significant challenges
1.3. An important position in the reconstruction of the telecoms sector

2. Methodology & definitions
2.1. General methodology of IDATE's reports
2.2. Methodology specific to this report

3. Cable in the UFB market
3.1. UFB market trends
3.2. Liberty Global, a Europe-wide operator
3.3. Analysis by country
3.3.1. Germany
3.3.2. France
3.3.3. United Kingdom
3.3.4. South Korea
3.3.5. United States

4. The latest technological developments
4.1. Structure and modernisation of cable networks
4.2. Cable infrastructure developments
4.2.1. Migration to DOCSIS 3.1
4.2.2. Ethernet PON over Coax (EPoC) and D-CMTS architecture

5. Prospects
5.1. Mobility, a new key challenge for operators
5.2. MSOs and the race to 1 Gbps in the United States
5.3. Developments in cable operators' TV offerings
5.4. Cable networks opened up to competition

Table 1: The broadband and ultra-fast broadband market in various countries, December 2013
Table 2: Internet subscribers and homes passed for the cable operator Liberty Global
Table 3: Internet subscribers and homes passed for the cable operator Liberty Global
Table 4: Broadband/UFB data for Germany, December 2013
Table 5: Broadband/UFB data for France, December 2013
Table 6: Broadband/UFB data for the United Kingdom, December 2013
Table 7: Broadband/UFB data for South Korea, December 2013
Table 8: Broadband/UFB data for the United States, December 2013
Table 9: Financial data and number of subscribers for the leading US cable operators, 2013

Figure 1: Subscription video service ranking in the United States, by number of subscribers
Figure 2: Breakdown of the global broadband/UFB market, December 2013
Figure 3: Global UFB market
Figure 4: Global UFB market by architecture, 2010–2013
Figure 5: European UFB market
Figure 6: North American UFB market
Figure 7: Asia–Pacific UFB market
Figure 8: Latin American UFB market
Figure 9: Distribution of Liberty Global's subsidiaries by region, December 2013
Figure 10: List of brands operated by the Liberty Global Group
Figure 11: Breakdown of Liberty Global's subscribers
Figure 12: Broadband/UFB subscribers by technology in Germany, December 2013
Figure 13: Breakdown of Germany's broadband/UFB market, December 2013
Figure 14: Market share for Germany's major UFB players, December 2013
Figure 15: Germany's UFB market by major technology, 2010–2013
Figure 16: Summary of KDG offerings available
Figure 17: Breakdown of broadband/UFB subscribers by access speed in Germany, 2012–2013
Figure 18: Broadband/UFB subscribers by technology in France, December 2013
Figure 19: Breakdown of France's broadband/UFB market, December 2013
Figure 20: Market share for France's major UFB players, December 2013
Figure 21: France's UFB market by major technology, 2011–2013
Figure 22: Numericable deployment map, December 2014
Figure 23: Summary of Numericable's triple and quadruple play offerings
Figure 24: Broadband/UFB subscribers by technology in the United Kingdom, December 2013
Figure 25: Breakdown of the United Kingdom's broadband/UFB market, December 2013
Figure 26: Market share for the United Kingdom's major UFB players, December 2013
Figure 27: Summary of Virgin Media's triple and quadruple play offerings
Figure 28: The United Kingdom's UFB market by major technology, 2010–2013
Figure 29: Broadband/UFB subscribers by technology in South Korea, December 2013
Figure 30: Breakdown of South Korea's broadband/UFB market, December 2013
Figure 31: Market share for South Korea's major UFB players, December 2013
Figure 32: South Korea's UFB market by major technology, 2011–2013
Figure 33: LG U+ UFB subscribers by technology, December 2013
Figure 34: Broadband/UFB subscribers by technology in the United States, December 2013
Figure 35: The United States' UFB market by major technology, 2012-2013
Figure 36: Breakdown of the United States' broadband/UFB market, December 2013
Figure 37: Market share for the major UFB players in the United States, December 2013
Figure 38: Number of operators on the basis of speed, December 2013
Figure 39: Comparison of Xfinity and FiOS, according to Comcast
Figure 40: Comcast's revenue growth, Q1 2011–2014
Figure 41: Example of hotspot coverage for Comcast subscribers
Figure 42: Quarterly growth in subscribers to Comcast and TWC pay-TV offerings, and expected level following merger and divestiture of 3.9 million subscribers
Figure 43: Spectrum allocation
Figure 44: Example of D-CMTS architecture
Figure 45: Gigabit deployment projects in the United States
Figure 46: Growth in subscribers to the HBO network and SVOD offerings in the United States, 2011–2014
Figure 47: Examples of broadband Internet and HBO network access bundles
Figure 48: Example of a triple play offering from Virgin Media including free access to Netflix

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