Presentation on theme: "SADC Forum on Analogue to Digital Migration Workshop Present Emerging and Future Broadband Technologies and potential uses 27 – 31 August, Mozambique 2012."— Presentation transcript:
SADC Forum on Analogue to Digital Migration Workshop Present Emerging and Future Broadband Technologies and potential uses 27 – 31 August, Mozambique 2012 by Shola TAYLOR ITU Senior International Expert CEO, Kemilinks International & former Chairman, ITU Radio Regulations Board
Presentation Outline – What is broadband? – Emerging Broadband Technologies – Comparison of broadband Technologies – Use of Broadband technologies – The Broadband Commission: an ITU Initiative – Conclusions: some thoughts for the industry
What is broadband? Many ways to define broadband; for example, as minimum upstream and/or downstream transmission speeds, or according to the technology used or the type of service that it can deliver. Countries differ in their definitions of broadband, and, as technologies advance, the minimum defined speeds are also likely to increase rapidly. A 2006 (OECD) report defined broadband as having download data transfer rates equal to or faster than 256 kbit/s
Emerging Fixed Line Broadband Technologies Several broadband technologies exist each with its own merit and demerit, particularly varying bandwidth limitations Fixed line and wireless broadband solutions
Coaxial Cable telecom services, cable TV network, Telephony local loop DSL DSL on traditional copper loops ADSL – 1 Mbps/8Mbps 3km Power Line Use of domestic power connections – 4-6Mbps Ideal for rural areas where telecom/cable TV may not be there Fibre - Fibre Optic Cable (FTTH etc) No limitation on distance or througput Satellite based services
Wireless Technologies – GSM – CDMA – 3G – WiFi (Wireless Fidelity) – WiMax (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) – Multipoint Multichannel Distribution System (MMDS)
Use of Broadband technologies What does the customer want? – better, faster, cheaper service – one stop shop, single bill New Applications e.g. – e-government, e-health, – e-education, e-commerce – Disaster Relief – Interactive TV – Video on demand
The Broadband Commission: an ITU Initiative The Broadband Commission for Digital Development, was launched in May 2010 by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), comprises government leaders from around the world, and the highest-level representatives of relevant industries, international agencies, and organizations concerned with development. Held a number of Meetings and produced a number of Reports
Broadband Commission Targets for 2015 Ambitious but achievable targets for making broadband policy universal and for boosting affordability and broadband uptake: Target 1: Making broadband policy universal. By 2015, all countries should have a national broadband plan or strategy or include broadband in their Universal Access / Service Definitions. Target 2: Making broadband affordable. By 2015, entry-level broadband services should be made affordable in developing countries through adequate regulation and market forces (amounting to less than 5% of average monthly income). Target 3: Connecting homes to broadband. By 2015, 40% of households in developing countries should have Internet access. Target 4: Getting people online. By 2015, Internet user penetration should reach 60% worldwide, 50% in developing countries and 15% in LDCs.
Conclusions: some thoughts for the industry (I) Broadband Technologies will continue to evolve and provide faster speed Infrastructure policy should take account of rapid technical advances and be focused on larger goals, not directed towards a specific technology mix. Spectrum availability is key to success of new technology trends Development of New applications services: e-government, ecommerce e-education, e-health is key to optimal broadband utilisation
Conclusions: some thoughts for the industry (II) Cost/affordability Facilitate infrastructure sharing Competition in broadband technology will focus on supply of triple play services - with video being the most challenging in terms of bandwidth requirement broadband networks are uniquely powerful tools for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which were announced by the United Nations in 2000 and have a target date of 2015
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