G-fast Chips: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2014 to 2020

G-fast Chips: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2014 to 2020

WinterGreen, Date of Publication: Nov 4, 2014, 258 Pages
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G.fast Chips: Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2014 to 2020

The 2014 study has 256 pages, 109 tables and figures. Worldwide G.fast Chip markets are increasingly diversified, poised to achieve significant growth as broadband is used in every industry segment.

End to end broadband networks leverage a combination of optical infrastructure in the long haul and copper infrastructure in the last few meters from the distribution box to the home. Fiber has had rapid advance but does not work in the end, it is too expensive to the home. FTTH is too expensive and DSL continues to be a viable alternative, with DSL set to be replaced at the high end initially by G.fast. Copper based broadband technologies promise to last for a long long time. Though for many years FTTH has threatened to make xDSL obsolete, this has not proven to be the case.

Broadband Internet is used in all corners of the world. It is set to be used by everyone by 2025. There is a lot left to be done. Networking services company Akamai says the second quarter of 2014 marks the first time the global average broadband speed jumped over the 4-megabit mark.

South Korea occupies the top broadband user category in both average bandwidth (24.6 megabits) and proportion of the population on a broadband connection (95 percent, tied with Bulgaria). Smaller islands, the Philippines, countries with lots of rural areas, like India, are struggling to deliver useful speeds.

The U.S. falls behind East Asia, ranking somewhere in the middle, with the Nordic countries, in terms of broadband speed and penetration. Inside the U.S., Delaware appears well equipped with broadband — the Mid-Atlantic state ranked first in every category: average speed, peak speed, connectivity and even "4K readiness," referring to the 15 megabit speed that can handle ultra high-def broadcasts. The slowest US state is Arkansas.

Copper represents an installed infrastructure worth trillions and too expensive to just replace. Fiber is too expensive to use it to replace all the copper. FTTH DSL and G.fast, the copper works in many cases and does not need to be re3placed. xDSL markets will be strong for some long time to come as copper remains a transport line.

G.fast leverages copper infrastructure that is everywhere in the telecommunications network. Copper provide connectivity to all residences. Copper is still the primary wireless backbone transport means, meaning it continues to be vital as new wireless systems continue to expand their markets. It predominates in the local loop, creating demand for systems that are able to support high speed signal transport over copper wire.

Copper based broadband is and will remain for the foreseeable future, the dominant broadband access technology across the globe. Broadband service providers who rely on copper loops for broadband access have to improve broadband performance and extend its life. Choices between DSL technologies and G.fast are based on cost. Fiber technologies are used to come to the curb. DSL and G.fast represent a hybrid rooted in a network planning.

According to Susan Eustis, lead author of the WinterGreen Research team that prepared the study, “The opportunity to participate in G.fast Chips markets is compelling. G.fast provides the ability to leverage outdated copper infrastructure to breathe new life into existing investment. This market is evolving as new G.fast technology and vectoring are implemented. Growth in this market based on technical breakthroughs and innovation. Technology platforms are rapidly evolving.”

Consideration of G.fast chips market forecasts indicates that markets at $31 million in 2014 will reach $2.9 billion by 2020. Growth comes as every industry achieves leveraging broadband to make social media and smart phones work to grow the business. G.fast is able to make the benefits of broadband available to consumers and support network flexibility for consumers, data centers, and cell tower backbone communications. G.fast networks are flexible and support broadband that is able to reach

Market Leaders

  • Broadcom
  • Ikanos
  • Lantiq
  • Sckipio

Market Participants

  • Analog Devices
  • Arris
  • Broadcom
  • BroadLight
  • Cavium
  • Freescale Semiconductor
  • Ikanos
  • Infineon Technologies
  • IXYS Integrated Circuits Division
  • Lantiq
  • Marvell
  • MediaTek / Ralink Technology
  • PMC-Sierra
  • Pulse
  • Sckipio
  • Shantou New Tideshine Electron
  • Shenzhen Chaoyue Electronics Co., Ltd.
  • Shenzhen Sky Foundation
  • Shenzhen Tianxiaowei Electronics Co., Ltd.
  • ZTE

TABLE OF CONTENTS

G.Fast Chips Executive Summary 

G.fast Implements Broadband Internet 20
End To End Broadband Networks 20
DSL Set To Give Way To G.Fast 24
Vendor G.Fast Positioning 26
Data And Video Traffic Surpass Voice Traffic 28
G.fast Chip Market Forecasts 29

1. G.Fast Chip Market Dynamics and Market Description

1.1 G.fast Chips 32
1.1.1 Demand for Broadband Services and Market Opportunities for Service Providers 33
1.1.2 High-Performance Communications Processing 33
1.1.3 Key Benefits of G.fast Technology 35
1.1.4 Improving Time-To-Market With Programmable Systems-Level Products 35
1.1.5 G.fast Provides Cost-Effective, High-Performance Transmission Over Existing Copper Lines 36
1.1.6 End-to-End DSL Products 36
1.2 G.fast Design Wins 38
1.2.1 Carrier Networking 40
1.2.2 Enterprise Networking 41
1.2.3 Cloud Computing 43
1.2.4 Increasing Demands for "Next-Generation Networking" Integrated Circuits 44
1.3 Communications Strategy 45
1.4 Internet And Wireless Dominate Communications Technology 46
1.4.1 Optical Networks 47
1.4.2 Data And Video Traffic Being Added In Abundance To Voice Traffic 48
1.4.3 Semiconductor Companies Design G.fast 48
1.4.4 Network Access Last Mile Of Telecommunications Network 49
1.4.5 Metropolitan Area Networks 49
1.4.6 Internet 50
1.5 Signal Processing 51
1.6 Product Positioning 52

2. G.Fast Chips Market Shares and Market Forecasts

2.1 G.FAST At Hundreds Of Meg Demoed By British Telecom & Huawei 55
2.1.1 France Telecom Wants Fiber To The Basement, Not All The Way Home 55
2.1.2 Broadcast / G.Fast Interference 56
2.1.3 Vectoring Costs From $300 (Dense) To $1500 (Fiber To The Farm) 57
2.2 Broadband Networks: End To End 57
2.2.1 DSL Set To Give Way To G.Fast 60
2.2.2 Vendor G.Fast Positioning 62
2.2.3 Data And Video Traffic Surpass Voice Traffic 64
2.3 DSL Chip Market Shares 65
2.3.1 Sckipio G.Fast Gigabit Ultra Broadband 68
2.3.2 Broadcom 68
2.4 G.Fast Chip Market Forecasts 69
2.4.1 G.fast Modem Chipsets 74
2.4.2 G.fast and Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) Market Forecasts 78
2.4.3 Broadband DSL and G.fast Market Forecasts, Low End, Mid Range, and High End Units and Dollars 79
2.4.4 Broadband DSL and G.fast Chip Market Forecasts, Low End, Mid-Range, and High End 82
2.4.5 Broadband Subscriber Analysis 86
2.4.6 U.S. Broadband Connections 91
2.4.7 US's Providers AT&T and Verizon Begin Retracting From The DSL Market and Moving to G.fast 91
2.4.8 Impact of Fiber on DSL 93
2.4.9 Ethernet 94
2.5 Research and Development 97
2.6 G.fast and DSL Chip Applications 99
2.7 DSL Chip Regional Market 101
2.7.1 DSL Regional Market Analysis 103
2.7.2 xDSL and G.fast Connections 104
2.7.3 Video Industry Is Undergoing Fundamental Changes 105
2.7.4 DSL Component Shipments by Vendor by Region 107
2.7.5 China 108

3. G.Fast Chips: Product Description

3.1 Sckipio G.Fast 109
3.1.1 G.fast Chipsets Sckipio Creates New Era of Affordable Gigabit Ultra Broadband 109
3.1.2 FTTH vs. G.Fast Costs for Services Providers 109
3.1.3 Sckipio G.fast Devices 111
3.1.4 Lantiq Residential Gateway Reference Design Based on Sckipio G.fast Solution 111
3.1.5 Sckipio 16-Port G.fast Demonstration 112
3.2 Lantiq 112
3.1.6 Lantiq Residential Gateway Reference Design Based on Sckipio G.fast Solution 112
3.3 Chicony / XAVi 114
3.4 Zinwell 115
3.4.1 Zinwell Uses Sckipio Technologies Chip to Achieve Consumer Self-Installation 116
3.5 Broadcom 117
3.6 Triductor Technology 120
3.7 Huawei Key Technologies in G.fast 121
3.7.1 Huawei Progress of G.fast 124
3.8 Alcatel Lucent 124
3.9 Ikanos 125
3.10 Google 128
3.10.1 Google Developing Method For Operating A Vectored VDSL Line Group 129
3.10.2 Google Addresses DSL Vectoring 130

4. DSL Chip Technology

4.1 Google Vectoring Memory Efficiency 133
4.1.1 Google Approach to Vectoring Mitigation Of Crosstalk Inherent In Twisted-Pair DSL Networks 133
4.1.2 Google Approach to Changing DSL Characteristics and Operating Conditions 134
4.1.3 Google DSL Non-Uniform Symbol Usage Distribution 134
4.2 Gigabit (or 1,000 Mbps) FTTP Deployments 135
4.3 VDSL G.Fast and Vectoring 2.0 137
4.3.1 G.fast – Uses 106mhz Of Phone Wire Spectrum To Deliver Gigabit Broadband 138
4.3.2 G.fast – Uses 106mhz Of Wire Spectrum To Deliver Gigabit Broadband 140
4.4 Copper Pair Bonding 143
4.4.1 DSL Vectoring 144
4.4.2 G.Fast & FTTdp Model From Lantiq 145
4.4.3 Germany Puts Off Vectoring Another Six Months 146
4.4.4 G.FAST At Hundreds Of Meg Demoed By British Telecom & Huawei 146
3.1.7 France Telecom Wants Fiber To The Basement, Not All The Way Home 146
3.1.8 Broadcast / G.Fast Interference 147
3.1.9 Vectoring Costs From $300 (Dense) To $1500 (Fiber To The Farm) 148
4.5 Cost Dynamics Of Deploying Fiber 148
4.5.1 xDSL REPEATERS 149
4.5.2 G.fast 149
4.5.3 Production-Ready G.hn/G.now 152
4.6 Delivering Video-Intensive Services 152
4.7 VDSL vs. Cable 153
4.8 Ikanos Technologies 156
4.8.1 Advanced Bonding Capabilities 157
4.8.2 Flexible Network Interfaces 157
4.9 Ikanos NodeScale™ Vectoring 157
4.9.1 Ikanos Quality Video (iQV) technology 158
4.10 Telecommunications and DSL Standards Organizations 167
4.10.1 ATIS 167
4.10.2 Broadband Forum 167
4.10.3 ETSI 168
4.10.4 FSAN 168
4.10.5 Home Gateway Initiative 169
4.10.6 The International Telecommunications Union 170
4.10.7 TTC 170
4.10.8 UNH-IOL 170
4.10.9 The FTTH Council Europe 171
4.10.10 The FTTH Council Asia-Pacific 171
4.10.11 The Broadband Forum 172
4.10.12 Home Gateway Initiative 172
4.10.13 Communications Standards Bodies: 172

5 DSL Chip Company Profiles

5.1 Analog Devices 175
5.1.1 Analog Devices Focus On Key Strategic Markets 176
5.1.2 Analog Devices Broad Line Of High-Performance ICs 178
5.1.3 Analog Devices Digital Signal Processing Products 178
5.1.4 Analog Devices Revenue 179
5.1.5 Analog Devices Revenue Trends by End Market 182
5.1.6 Analog Devices Industrial – 182
5.1.7 Analog Devices Automotive – 182
5.1.8 Analog Devices Consumer – 182
5.1.9 Analog Devices Communications – 183
5.1.10 Analog Devices Markets and Applications 183
5.1.11 Analog Devices Industrial and Instrumentation Segments 183
5.1.12 Analog Devices Defense/Aerospace Segment 184
5.1.13 Analog Devices Energy Management Segment 185
5.1.14 Analog Devices Healthcare Segment 186
5.1.15 Analog Devices Automotive Segment 187
5.1.16 Analog Devices Consumer Segment 189
5.1.17 Analog Devices Communications Segment 190
5.1.18 Analog Devices Segment Financial Information and Geographic Information 191
5.1.19 Analog Devices Revenue Trends by Product Type 191
5.1.20 Analog Devices Revenue Trends by Geographic Region 191
5.2 Arris 192
5.2.1 Arris Revenue 192
5.3 Broadcom 193
5.3.1 Broadcom Broadband Communications Solutions 197
5.3.2 Broadcom Mobile & Wireless (Solutions for the Hand) 197
5.3.3 Broadcom Infrastructure & Networking (Solutions for Infrastructure) 198
5.3.4 Broadcom Customers and Strategic Relationships 199
5.4 BroadLight 200
5.5 Cavium 201
5.5.1 Cavium Customers and Target Markets 203
5.6 Chicony 203
5.6.1 XAVi Technologies Corporation 204
5.7 Freescale Semiconductor 205
5.7.1 Freescale Embedded Innovation 205
5.8 Ikanos 206
5.8.1 Ikanos Outsourcing and Value Chain 207
5.8.2 Ikanos Net Loss 208
5.8.3 Service Provider Platform Deployments 210
5.8.4 Ikanos Revenue 211
5.8.5 Ikanos Acquired from Conexant Systems, its Broadband Access Product Line 214
5.8.6 Ikanos Product Lines 215
5.8.7 Ikanos Solution 216
5.8.8 Key Features of Ikanos Technology 218
5.8.9 Ikanos Major Service Provider Customers 219
5.8.10 Ikanos Service and Support for Customers and Service Providers 221
5.8.11 Sales, Business Development and Product Marketing 222
5.8.12 Ikanos Go to Market Strategy 222
5.8.13 Ikanos / Aricent 222
5.8.14 Ikanos / ASSIA, Inc. 222
5.8.15 Ikanos / Atheros 223
5.8.16 Ikanos / DSP Group 223
5.8.17 Ikanos / D2 Technologies 224
5.8.18 Ikanos / Gatespace 224
5.8.19 Ikanos / Jungo 224
5.8.20 Ikanos / picoChip 225
5.8.21 Ikanos / Ralink 225
5.8.22 Ikanos / SoftAtHome 225
5.8.23 Ikanos / Sunrise Telecom 226
5.8.24 Ikanos / Wintegra 226
5.9 Infineon Technologies 226
5.9.1 Infineon Technologies Revenue 227
5.10 IXYS Integrated Circuits Division 228
5.10.1 IXYS Integrated Circuits Distribution Channels 229
5.10.2 IXYS Integrated Circuits / Clare 229
5.11 Lantiq 230
5.12 Marvell 231
5.13 MediaTek / Ralink Technology 232
5.13.1 MediaTek / Ralink / Trendchip xDSL 234
5.13.2 MediaTek xDSL(Ralink) 236
5.14 PMC-Sierra 0
5.15 Pulse 0
5.15 Sckipio 0
5.16 Shantou New Tideshine Electron 1
5.17 Shenzhen Chaoyue Electronics Co., Ltd. 2
5.18 Shenzhen Sky Foundation 2
5.19 Shenzhen Tianxiaowei Electronics Co., Ltd. 3
5.20 Zinwell 3
5.21 ZTE 4
5.21.1 ZTE Revenue 5
5.22 Other xDSL Chip Based Products and Market Participants 6

List of Tables and Figures

Table ES-1 25 G.Fast Chip Market Driving Forces 25
Table ES-2 26 Vendor G.Fast Competitive Positioning Factors 26
Figure ES-3 29 Global Voice vs. Data Traffic 29
Figure ES-4 31 DSL and G.Fast Chip Market Shipments Forecasts Dollars, Worldwide, 2014-2020 31
Figure 1-1 34 DSL / FTTx Speeds 34
Table 1-2 52 Highly-Integrated Chip Solutions 52
Table 1-3 53 Digital DSL Product Positioning 53
Table 1-4 54 Digital G.fast Advantages 54
Table 2-1 61 DSL G.Fast Chip Market Driving Forces 61
Table 2-2 62 Vendor G.Fast Competitive Positioning Factors 62
Figure 2-3 65 Global Voice vs. Data Traffic 65
Figure 2-4 66 DSL Chip Market Shares, Dollars, 2013 66
Table 2-5 67 DSL Component Shipments Dollars, Worldwide, 2013 67
Figure 2-6 70 G.fast Chip Market Shipments Forecasts Dollars, Worldwide, 2014-2020 70
Figure 2-7 72 G.fast Chip Unit Forecasts, Number, Worldwide, 2014-2020 72
Table 2-8 73 Broadband DSL and G.fast Copper Broadband Infrastructure Market Forecasts, Units Worldwide, 2014-2020 73
Figure 2-9 76 DSL and G.Fast Chip Market Shipments Forecasts Dollars, Worldwide, 2014-2020 76
Table 2-10 77 Broadband DSL and G.fast Chip Market Forecasts, Dollars Worldwide, 2014-2020 77
Table 2-11 79 Broadband DSL and G.fast Market Forecasts, Low End, Mid Range, and High End Units and Dollars Worldwide, 2014-2020 79
Table 2-12 80 Broadband DSL and G.fast Market Forecasts, Low End, Mid Range, and High End Units Worldwide, 2014-2020 80
Table 2-13 82 Broadband DSL and G.fast Chip Market Forecasts, Low End, Mid-Range, and High End Units Worldwide, 2014-2020 82
Table 2-14 83 Broadband DSL and G.fast Market Forecasts, Low End, Mid Range, and High End Units and Dollars Worldwide, 2014-2020 83
Table 2-15 84 Broadband DSL and G.fast Market Forecasts, Low End, Mid Range, and High End Units and Dollars Percent of Total Shipments Worldwide, 2014-2020 84
Table 2-16 85 Broadband DSL and G.fast Market Forecasts, Low End, Mid-Range, and High-End Units and Dollars Percent of Total Shipments Worldwide, 2014-2020 85
Figure 2-17 87 DSL and G.fast Copper Infrastructure Subscriber Forecasts, Number, Worldwide, 2014-2020 87
Figure 2-18 88 G.fast Copper Infrastructure Subscriber Forecasts, Number, Worldwide, 2014-2020 88
Table 2-19 90 Broadband G.fast, DSL, Cable Modem, Wireless Device, and Fiber to the Home Subscribers Worldwide, 2014-2020 90
Table 2-20 95 Ethernet Market Aspects 95
Figure 2-21 96 Explosion of Protocols 96
Figure 2-22 98 Broadband Services Typical Speed in Mbps 98
Table 2-23 99 Broadband Fiber Cost Per Household to Build Out 99
Table 2-24 100 DSL Chip Applications 100
Figure 2-25 102 DSL Regional Market Segments, 2013 102
Table 2-26 103 DSL Regional Market Segments, 2013 103
Table 2-27 107 DSL Component Shipments by Vendor by Region Dollars, Worldwide, 2013 107
Figure 3-1 110 FTTH vs. G.Fast Costs for Services Providers 110
Figure 3-2 113 Lantiq G.fast 113
Table 3- 114 Key Features of the Lantiq EASY330 G.Fast Reference Board 114
Table 3- 119 Broadcom BCM65200/900 Family Key Features 119
Figure 3- 122 Simulation of G.fast Rates Over 100-Meter Lines Gives 1.3 Gbit/s by Controlling Ccrosstalk 122
Figure 3-12 127 Ikanos 496pix_Velocity_Chipset2 127
Table 3-33 132 Google Addresses DSL Vectoring 132
Figure 4-1 136 Network Configurations 136
Figure 4-2 137 Innovation In Copper Supports Fiber to Curb Rollout Leveraging Endpoints Using G.fast 137
Figure 4-3 139 G.fast Vectoring 139
Figure 4-4 141 Fiber to the Distribution Point Architecture 141
Figure 4-5 144 Typical DSL Downstream Broadband Capability 144
Figure 4-6 150 G.fast Copper Network Solution 150
Figure 4-7 153 Broadband Services Typical Speed in Mbps 153
Table 4-8 158 Ikanos NodeScale Vectoring Product Key Features 158
Table 4-9 159 Ikanos Quality Video (iQV) technology Key Features 159
Table 5-1 177 Analog Devices Embedded In Electronic Equipment 177
Table 5-2 184 Analog Devices Industrial And Instrumentation Market Applications 184
Table 5-3 185 Analog Devices Defense/Aerospace Products 185
Table 5-4 186 Analog Devices Energy Management Segment Products 186
Table 5-5 187 Analog Devices Healthcare Segment Innovative Technologies 187
Table 5-6 188 Analog Devices Green Automotive Segment 188
Table 5-7 188 Analog Devices Safety Automotive Segment 188
Table 5-8 188 Analog Devices Comfort Automotive Segment 188
Table 5-9 189 Analog Devices Consumer Segment Products 189
Table 5-10 190 Analog Devices Communications Segment Systems 190
Table 5-11 191 Analog Devices Revenue by Regiion 191
Table 5-12 197 Broadcom Broadband Communications Solutions 197
Figure 5- 198 Broadcom Communications Positioning 198
Table 5-13 200 Broadcom Customers and Strategic Relationships 200
Table 5-14 215 Ikanos Product Lines 215
Table 5-15 220 Ikanos Works Directly With Various Major Service Providers 220
Figure 5-16 233 MediaTek Revenue 233
Table 5-17 235 MediaTek Industry Leadership 235
Figure 5-18 236 MediaTek Product Portfolio 236
Table 5-19 237 MediaTek Product Advantages 237
Table 5-20 238 MediaTek / Ralink Comprehensive Product Portfolio 238

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