Digital Loop Carrier Market Opportunities, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2006 to 2012

Report # SH298211143 | 376 Pages | 110 Tables and Figures | 2006

Digital Loop Carrier Market Assessment

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Digital Loop Carrier Market Shares and Forecasts
Digital Loop Carrier Market Driving Forces
Broadband Transport Systems
Broadband Access Products
Digital Loop Carrier Product Positioning
Broadband Transport Systems
Next Generation Networks
Carrier Requirements
Technology Challenges
Coaxial Cable Internet Competition
Design Solutions
DLC Economical Solution


Digital loop carriers are used to implement broadband and narrowband at the edge of the network. DSL is a primary broadband technology. Growth drivers for DSL technology relate to the NGN applications evolving: The demand for bandwidth and faster connection speeds in consumer as well as corporate domain is a strong growth driver for the DSL market.
Demand for Internet services, need for improved copper line conditions, need to extend reach of copper lines, and increases in network traffic are major market driving forces. The need for secured point-to-point service has also led to a growth in DSL service. This has helped in eliminating security issues as well latency limitations due to bandwidth being shared.
The Internet is poised to spin off thousands of specialized broadband services. The access network needs digital loop carriers that provide the platform for delivery of these services. These services can be delivered over copper or fiber
Digital loop carriers are close to the edge of the network and intersect the communications backbone network at the neighborhood. They are geared to manage large volumes of different types of voice, Internet, data, video, conferencing, and audio services from the wire network, fiber, coax, or copper.
DLCs permit co-location of a gateway at the central office, and deployment of services to customers from nodes on the network. Just as long distance access charges promise to evaporate, to go away, a new type of competitive, NGDLC local loop access charge is evolving, giving a presence in every neighborhood node.
Digital Loop Carrier market forecast analysis indicates that markets at $2.9 billion in 2005 are anticipated to reach $10.7 billion by 2012. The value of the DLC is that it is a hardened box that sits in neighborhood locations and ties different access technologies to a common network. In this respect the purpose of the DLC will change significantly from 2005 to 2012 as the units are used to support broadband services delivery. The cable industry has evolved from a primarily one way broadcast mode to a two way Internet based services network. The capability to broadcast, complemented by communications capability provides for a far more interesting infrastructure.

Companies Profiled
Tellabs / AFC

Report Methodology

This is the 264th report in a series of market research reports that provide forecasts in communications, telecommunications, the internet, computer, software, and telephone equipment. The project leaders take direct responsibility for writing and preparing each report. They have significant experience preparing industry studies. Forecasts are based on primary research and proprietary data bases. Forecasts reflect analysis of the market trends in the segment and related segments. Unit and dollar shipments are analyzed through consideration of dollar volume of each market participation in the segment. Market share analysis includes conversations with key customers of products, industry segment leaders, marketing directors, distributors, leading market participants, and companies seeking to develop measurable market share. Over 200 in-depth interviews are conducted for each report with a broad range of key participants and opinion leaders in the market segment.

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WinterGreen Research, founded in 1985, provides strategic market assessments in telecommunications, communications equipment, health care, and advanced computer technology. Industry reports focus on opportunities that will expand existing markets or develop major new markets. The reports assess new product and service positioning strategies, new and evolving technologies, and technological impact on products, services, and markets. Market shares are provided. Leading market participants are profiled, and their marketing strategies, acquisitions, and strategic alliances are discussed. The principals of WinterGreen Research have been involved in analysis and forecasting of international business opportunities in telecommunications and advanced computer technology markets for over 30 years.

About the Principal Authors

Ellen T. Curtiss, Technical Director, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, conducts strategic and market assessments in technology-based industries. Previously she was a member of the staff of Arthur D. Little, Inc., for 23 years, most recently as Vice President of Arthur D. Little Decision Resources, specializing in strategic planning and market development services. She is a graduate of Boston University and the Program for Management Development at Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. She is the author of recent studies on worldwide telecommunications markets and the Top Ten Telecommunications market analysis and forecasts.

Susan Eustis, President, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, has done research in communications and computer markets and applications. She holds several patents in microcomputing and parallel processing. She is the author of recent studies of the Regional Bell Operating Companies' marketing strategies, Internet equipment, a study of Internet Equipment, Worldwide Telecommunications Equipment, Top Ten Telecommunications, Digital Loop Carrier, Web Hosting, and Application Integration markets. Ms. Eustis is a graduate of Barnard College.

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