The Evolution of Broadband: DSL and Beyond

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ISBN: 1-931695-01-06
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Chapter 1: Executive Summary
Chapter 2: Introduction
  2.1: History of DSL Technology Development
2.2: Methodology
2.3: Scope of the Report 
Chapter 3: Technology Basics
3.1: Introduction to DSL
3.2: DSL Equipment
3.3: CPE Units
3.4 DSLAMs
3.5: Description of DSL Variants
  3.5.1: ADSL
3.5.2: G.lite
3.5.3: Proprietary DSL Flavors
3.5.4: RADSL
3.5.5: IDSL
3.5.6: HDSL
3.5.7: HDSL2
3.5.8: SDSL
3.5.9: G.shdsl
3.5.10: VDSL
3.6: Closing Thoughts on DSL Technologies
Chapter 4: Market Drivers: Current Demand for Broadband Access Technologies
4.1: Market Size
4.1.1: PC Owners
4.1.2: Other Access Users
4.1.3: Internet Users
4.1.4: Demographics
4.2: Demand for Broadband Access Services
4.3: Small Business/SOHO/Teleworker
4.4: Consumer Market
4.5: MTUs or In-Building Service Providers
4.6: Consumer and Small-Business Applications Driving Broadband Markets
4.6.1: E-Mail
4.6.2: On-Line Trading
4.6.3: Travel Hotels Car Rental Companies
4.6.4: On-Line Shopping
4.6.5: Entertainment Music Streaming Media and Content Delivery Webcasting and Video Streaming Video on Demand
4.6.6: Sports
4.6.7: On-Line Gaming and Gambling Video Game Consoles Gambling
4.6.8: News
4.7: State of Broadband Activity: Forecasts
4.7.1: Consumer Broadband Activity
4.7.2: Business Market
4.8: Security and Market Analyst Broadband Access Forecasts: Consumer and Business
4.8.1: Business Market Forecasts
4.9: Struggle to Get to Plug-and-Play
Chapter 5: Network Infrastructure Changes
5.1: Internet Structural Problems
5.2: New Content-Delivery Models
5.3: Peer-to-Peer Networking
Chapter 6: Technology Hurdles for DSL
6.1: State of the Local Loop
6.2: Crosstalk
6.3: Load Coils
6.4: Bridge Taps
6.5: Digital Loop Carriers
6.6: Loop Testing and Qualification Issues
6.7: Spectrum Compatibility Issues
Chapter 7: DSL Deployment Issues
7.1: Provisioning Challenges
7.1.1: Need for Automated Provisioning and Flow-Through
7.1.2: OSS and Provisioning Systems
7.1.3: Other Provisioning Challenges
7.2: Customer Service and Technical Support
7.3: Standards-Based DSL and Interoperability
7.4: Achieving the Holy Grail: Self-Installation and True Plug-and-Play
Chapter 8: Regulatory Issues Impacting DSL Deployments
8.1: Introduction
8.2: Interconnection Overview
8.3: Unbundled Network Element Order
8.4: Summary of FCC Interconnection Order and September 1999 UNE Remand Order
8.4.1: Use of UNE Platform and EELs
8.4.2: Loops and Subloop Unbundling
8.4.3: DSLAMs and Packet Switching
8.4.4: UNE Order Implementation
8.5: Line Sharing
8.5.1: Summary of Order
8.5.2: Conditioning of Loops
8.5.3: Pricing
8.5.4: OSS Issues
8.5.5: Testing
8.5.6: Implementation Status
8.5.7: Highlights of Minnesota's Groundbreaking Decision
8.5.8: Other States' Decisions
8.5.9: Trials and Deployments
8.5.10: Revised Line-Sharing Order
8.6: Co-Location
8.7: New Co-Location Decisions and Actions 
8.7.1: Provisioning Timelines
8.7.2: Remote Terminals
8.7.3: FCC Co-Location Order Remand
8.8: Digital Loop Carriers—Impact of SBC's Project Pronto
8.8.1: Space Availability
8.8.2: SBC's Project Pronto
8.8.3: Classification of Equipment
8.8.4: Broadband Offering and Access to Remote Terminals
8.8.5: Access to Existing Copper Plant
8.8.6: Access to Full Features and Functionalities
8.8.7: Single-Vendor Selection
8.9: Fifth NPRM on Deployment of New Network Architecture
8.10: Spectrum Compatibility and Management
8.10.1: Spectrum Management
8.11: Competitive Network Proceedings
8.12: Section 706 Proceedings
Chapter 9: DSL Business Case Topics and Technologies
9.1: VoDSL
9.1.1: VoDSL Revenues
9.1.2: How VoDSL Works
9.1.3: Voice over Frame
9.1.4: Voice over IP
9.1.5: Channelized VoDSL
9.1.6: DSL Access Network Requirements
9.1.7: Voice Compression
9.1.8: Echo Cancellation
9.1.9: Network Management
9.1.10: Business Case for VoDSL
9.1.11: Deployment Timetable
9.2: Multiple-Dwelling and Shared-Tenant Facilities
9.2.1: Business Case for MDUs, MTUs, and Other Shared Facilities
9.2.2: Business Case for MDU
9.2.3: MTU
9.2.4: Building LEC Business Case
9.2.5: The Hospitality Industry
9.2.6: Summary
9.3: Home Networks
9.3.1: Networking Technologies HomePNA Ethernet Wireless Ethernet Home RF Other Wireless Technologies Powerline Bluetooth and Infrared technologies FireWire HAVi
9.3.2: Residential Networks
9.3.3: Business Case for Home Networks
Chapter 10: DSL versus Competing Broadband Access Technologies
10.1: Cable
10.1.1: Cable Modems: Digital Set-Top Boxes
10.1.2: Cable Standards
10.1.3: Cable Telephony
10.1.4: Strengths and Weaknesses
10.1.5: Cable Internet Access Subscribers
10.2: Fixed Broadband Wireless
10.2.1: Point-to-Point
10.2.2: Point-to-Multipoint
10.2.3: Point-to–Consecutive Point
10.2.4: Mesh Networks
10.2.5: Smart Antennas
10.2.6: The Move toward Standardization
10.3: MMDS
10.4: LMDS
10.5: DEMS and 39 GHz
10.5.1: 39 GHZ
10.6: Broadband Satellite
Chapter 11: Results of the IEC/Hellerstein & Associates Broadband Access and DSL Surveys
11.1: Broadband Access Survey
11.1.1: What is the likelihood that broadband carriers will target the following groups with high-speed data and voice service offerings?
11.1.2: Please rank the reasons why the broadband technologies will appeal to businesses in various categories on a scale of 1–7, where 1 = most important and 7 = least important.
11.1.3: What is the likelihood that a customer will shift during the following periods from one type of broadband technology (cable, DSL, or wireless) to another type (a shift otherwise known as technology churn)? What is the likelihood such technology churn will occur?
11.1.4: What are the monthly price points for purchasing broadband access?
11.1.5: What is the likelihood that voice telephone service via coaxial cable within the United States will be cost-competitive with traditional telephone service?
11.1.6: Questions Concerning the Role of Government in Telecommunications and Technology Policy
11.1.7: Which of the following services has the most room for price-cutting due to underlying costs or the ability to cross-subsidize between products?
11.1.8: Partnerships and New Business Models for E-Commerce
11.2: DSL Survey
11.2.1: Please indicate the likelihood that DSL as a complete package of services will be successful
11.2.2: What is the likelihood that DSL technology will be widely deployed (that is, more than 60 percent penetration) within the following timeframes?
11.2.3: When will DSL be completely self-installable by the customer?
11.2.4: Questions on DSL Advantages
11.2.5: Which of the following do you perceive to be the biggest obstacle to a widespread deployment of VoDSL to both small and mid-sized businesses?
Chapter 12: Conclusion

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