Understanding the Cable Threat


Telecom players often face competition from cable operators when it comes to offering broadband and content services. Cable networks are however often considered to be inferior to fiber-to-the-home, which leads some telcos to dismiss the threat.

Things aren’t that simple, as cable also has an upgrade path towards a next-generation network, one that is often caricatured and misunderstood. It’s important for telcos to grasp what that upgrade path is and how it can be matched or countered.
This is what this report by Herman Wagter covers.

A crucial read if you:

  • Operate in a market where cable has a strong presence
  • Face cable competition at the service layer
  • Want to understand how telcos can beat cable at its own game

 

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Cable networks are often considered to be inferior to fiber-to-the-home, which leads some telcos todismiss the threat. Things aren’t that simple, however, as this report will show. We investigate theupgrade options available to a cable operator, and consider how telcos can compete effectively. (6 pages)