Given the size of the LAC region, there remain wide differences in broadband
use among countries.
The dispute over municipal broadband
bears a striking similarity to the development of the electric power industry a century ago.
offers complete and sophisticated broadband
over powerline (BPL) integration and operation services for electric companies.
A recent study on Korea's broadband
leadership conducted by Britain's Brunel University cited "pricing, infrastructure, demographics, geography, deregulation and clear user benefits" as among the factors that have helped.
Service providers deploying Voice over Broadband
will begin to ship voice-enabled CPE to every broadband
customer, whether that customer subscribes to broadband
voice services yet or not.
what CPE is needed and whether the broadband
operator should provide it
Table 4: Leading Countries in Broadband
In August 2006 Orcon was preparing to deploy a high-speed broadband
ADSL2+ network that will feature IPTV services.
Regulators are playing pivotal role in driving the mass adoption of broadband
across the Asia Pacific.
Twelve of the top 20 telephone carriers worldwide use SmartEdge routers for broadband
, phone and TV services.
Of the estimated 6% of the population who are Internet users, only a small fraction (probably around 5%) use a broadband
connection to go online.
will soon demand higher data rates than currently provided, probably in the range of 6-10 Mb/s, which is already available in leading broadband