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  1. 1. FTTH CONFERENCE 2012February 15th 2012 - Munich
  2. 2. CONTENT 1. GLOBAL TELECOM and Fibre-to-the-Home 2. CHALLENGES All actors have a responsibility 3. FREE/Iliad (FRANCE) 4. NBNCo (AUSTRALIA) 5. INNOVATION is key for our industry VOI Linking the future with FTTH | Prysmian Group | 15 February 2012 1
  3. 3. 1. GLOBAL TELECOM and Fibre-to-the-HomeIn Europe the target has been set: Digital Agenda 2020 Digital Agenda 2020 targets World single-mode fibre consumption per continent (Mfkm)“30 Mbps or above for all European (…), 250 Europe, Middle-East & Africa (EMEA)with 50% (…) subscribing to 100Mbps or 225 North-America (NA) 211 219 South-America (SA) World optical fibre cable consumption [fkm]higher.” 200 Asia Pacific (APAC) 200 45 180 42 175 170 40 Virtuous cycle of the digital economy 31 37 34 32 150 136 35 8 28 7 125 26 7 34 4 5 100 29 75 4 128 135 109 110 119 50 70 25 - 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Source: CRU (August 2011) Major trends and challenges in global FTTH • Broadband access investments are customer driven [‘pull’] • Wireless: 3G/4G deployment require a reliable, high quality backbone fibre infrastructure; investment driver in Rural • Wireless: LTE requires Fibre-to-the-Antenna [FTTA]Source: Ken Ducatel – head of DG INFSO (21 May 2010) • Fixed: Fibre-to-the-Business is mandatory for businesses • Fixed: Offloading wireless to WiFi drives FTTH needs FOR PRYSMIAN GROUP THIS MEANS: • Every full fibre telecom infrastructure has a ‘first mover advantage’ “OPEN ACCESS” & • TREND: In all countries with high FTTH penetration, there is “FUTURE PROOF” competiton on the fixed access infrastructure (France, Scandinavia) • End-user & customers demand innovation from our industry! VOI Linking the future with FTTH | Prysmian Group | 15 February 2012 2
  4. 4. 2. CHALLENGES All actors have a responsibility THE ACTORS ENABLING FTTHFTTH /B SUBSCRIBERS • Provide innovative technical solutions to 5.6 M Telecom reduce the total cost of a FTTx build. Industry • Think & act across industries – f.e. 7.3 M 4.6 M participate in FTTH Councils FTTH deployment in European Union 49.5 M ~0.4 M <0.3 M • Meet the needs of operators: ~0.0 M ~0.1 M System • Legacy networks: How to manage Integrators, copper/fibre networks cost effectively? Digital Agenda 2020 Contractors • New builds: Make it simple, staightforward and future proof Governmental direct investment/stimulus accelerating deployments: • New and existing operators look for a • National Broadband Network (NBN) Telecom viable financial business case: ROI < ? yr Australia fully committed to a Operators • FIRST MOVER ADVANTAGE IN FTTHREGULATORY national wide broadband roll-out … but requires clear regulation & certainty • USA stimulus program target local Telcos to deploy rural FTTH. National/EU regulation continues to be critical aspect of access deployment 1. Set clear, achievable targets [Nat. & EU] • Has enabled growth in France e.g. Regulators “Open Access” & 2. Focus on: [National & EU] FREE Telecom “Future Proof” investment • Digital Agenda 2020 has set the EU target and demands every EU member to create a National Broadband plan VOI Linking the future with FTTH | Prysmian Group | 15 February 2012 3
  5. 5. 3. FREE/Iliad (FRANCE) Development of FREE / Iliad Free Broadband subscribers Customer demand Bundling ratio 5,000 120.0% 4,456 • FREE / Illiad adopted 4,500 4,225 “Open Access”:SHORT SUMMARY 100.0% 4,000 96.9% meaning multiple service Number of Broadband subsribers (000) 3,500 2,904 80.0% providers on one physical infrastructure; 3,000 Bundled ration (%) 67.7% • Topology is Point-to-Point (P2P) 2,500 2,278 60.0% • At least 2 fibres each customer premise 2,000 47.7% 1,500 1,595 40.0% • FREE/Iliad is requiring the business cases to be 1,000 1,049 29.8% 24.1% commercially viable: “Future Proof” 21.3% 20.0% 18.5% 500 473 14.6% • Future proof is full fibre optic network 98 - 0.0% • For a positive business case, reducing CAPEX, 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 ducts space is rented from national operator Source: – topic FREE National regulator ARCEP – reacted after new operators entered Innovations the French telecom/broadband market - ARCEP acknowledged; • Translate to the industry: “ FREE / Illiad looked for • Major structural changes to the telecoms market: deregulation of the local loop and long distance markets an end-to-end passive solution supplier – that could help enhance their business case”REGULATORY • Major changes in services and uses: explosion of data services, operators & service providers to develop new markets. • High fibre count duct cables to utlise the existing • Major technological evolutions, in particular with the duct space (best €/mm2 ratio) development of very high-speed access and transport networks. • Plug&Play MDU solutions [cable & connectivity] to New regulation framework provides: reduce the labour cost – • Duct sharing: Forcing FT to open up its installed duct base to other operators. e.g. Enhance the FTTH • Define the unbundling point: specific for different financial business case application”: f.e. FTTB unbundling point is in the basement • Regulate cross financing of Rural/Urban VOI Linking the future with FTTH | Prysmian Group | 15 February 2012 4
  6. 6. 3. FREE/Iliad (FRANCE) Create customer value by innovation Innovation: Fibre and cabling Customer Value: Enhancing the business case Chennevières sur Marne Calculation example by Diffraction Analysis• Combination of fibre optic innovation (G.657.A2) and micromodule technology: EVOLUTION 2007: 21.0 mm 720 fibre ESMF double jacket. First time • 50.6km require single 720 fo in existing ducts micro-module buffering technology was 3.8km require more than one 720 fiber cable. used 21.0 CURRENT TECHNOLOGY: mm • Digging required on 2.3km (of the 3.8km) 2008: 18.0 mm NEW TECHNOLOGY (200 micron): 720 fibre ESMF single jacket. Exploiting the • Additional 1km of existing ducts can be used, requiring only a full benefits of micro-module technology – 1.3km dig (of 3.8km). 18.0 tailored to the required application mm •Smaller diameter implies more cables per duct 2009: 15.3 mm •Current situation: total of 1,440 fibers in 2x21.0 mm (720 720 fibre G.657.A2 200μm single jacket fibres) cables in a 50mm (OD) calibrated duct (50mm OD) First time using the new G.657.A2 200 • New (2009 design): Now a total of 2,160 fibres (3 15.3 micron optic fibres at core Goal: 3 cables cables 720 fibres; 15.3 mm) in the same duct. mm THE NEXT STEP in 50 mm duct Upgrade of 50% fibre footprint against the same 2012: ~14.5 mm cost 720 fibre G.657.A2 200μm single jacket • Cost savings by reducing size (OPEX) cost reduction of 38% The next step in miniaturization; challenging (mainly to recurring duct fee OPEX) 14.5 mm the fibre/buffering trade-off limits Source: Diffraction Research report 2010 VOI Linking the future with FTTH | Prysmian Group | 15 February 2012 5
  7. 7. 4. NBNCo (AUSTRALIA) Customer demand: NBNCo Ltd • 9 Aug 2009: NBNCo founded • Dec 2009: NBNCo issues product consultation paperSHORT SUMMARY • May 2010: NBN Implementation Study released. (McKinsey/KPMG). • July 2010: First (fibre) customer connection on NBN. In Tasmania at Midway Point. • 29 Oct 2010: NBNCo Wholesale BB Agreement public consultation opens • May 2011: First mainland retail customers on the NBN officially connected in Armidale, NSW • Aug 2011: First community NBN fixed wireless service reveiled CURRENTLY: The Australian government expressed three central • NBNCo is starting strategic discussion with chosenGOVERNMENTS APPROACH objectives to the National Broadband Network (NBN): suppliers for joint collaboration / innovation. 1. To deliver significant improvement in broadband • NBNCo expects further this knowledge sharing boosts service quality to all Australians; innovation to the AU Telecom business 2. To address the lack of high-speed broadband in Australia, particularly outside of metropolitan areas; Industry’s competence and 3. To reshape the telecommunications sector. • Local manufacturing, development and innovation! For the industry this means: “INVESTMENT REQUIRED” The NBN will enable high-speed broadband to be • Provide lessons learned: bring the global FTTH roll-out delivered to all Australian households, businesses and experience to the table enterprises, through a combination of Fibre-To-The- • Think & act across industries: enhance innovation by close Premise (FTTP), Fixed Wireless & Satellite technology. collaboration. • Supply of a mix of ribbon & Loose Tube cable solutions VOI Linking the future with FTTH | Prysmian Group | 15 February 2012 6
  8. 8. 4. NBNCo (AUSTRALIA) – Integrated solution innovation Innovation: Why ribbon? Customer Value: Innovation at three levels Improve quality • Innovate to enable network consistency and with focus on reducing cost throughout the national grid High speed broadband to all Australians • Australia is a mid size country (22 million) but is highly urbanised (>85%) necessitating a mix of technologies to• Higher cable core counts available from 12 to 864 fibre achieve coverage of the entire country. Innovation by ‘end-to-• The splicing task time is significantly reduced end’ solution thinking: the integrated approach;• The simplicity of the network Reshape telecom sector• Use of existing pit and pipe networks, smaller internal duct • Innovation for us also meant investments in the Australian space needed. telecom industry; our factory in Dee Why (AUS). Architecture evolution: Type 1 to Type 2 Challenges for the Telecom industryType 1 architecture was used for first release sites, • FLEXIBILITY – the mix of technologies / topologies requirethis evolved into Type 2 achitecture: extreme flexibility to provide the best ‘future-proof’, cost-• Ribbonised fibre (104 splices for 576 local fibres) for a 200 effective infrastructure per sub-area; premise FDA, all fibres available at connector interfaces. • INNOVATION – In a national broadband infrastructure roll-• An underground Local Fibre network unique to NBN Co out, situations will demand new cabling systems (cable &• Factory Installed Termination Systems where practical connectivity) to solve the problem and create added value.• Aerial cable with less impact on poles, quicker to install. • COLLABORATION –• Larger capacity within the Distribution Network and The telecom industry diversity allowances at FDH’s. (Suppliers, contractors,• Ratio of 3 fibres per 1 premise (avg) within Local Network NBNCo) need close All the FSAM designs (Fibre Service Area Modules) are collaboration to enable unique to NBNCo. 12 fibre ribbon requirement derives innovation throughout from this architecture, and ultimately supports the concept the national grid, of 3 fibres per residence and create a full ‘end-to-end’ solution. VOI Linking the future with FTTH | Prysmian Group | 15 February 2012 7
  9. 9. 5. INNOVATION is key for our industry Why do we find this is important? Help customers meet their FTTH targets• The future is in fibre optics – the European cabling • Europe is lagging behind in a global view on FTTH: Network industry is investing in fibre optic technology: in roll-outs are being enhanced by “Open Access” and “Future fundamental R&D to create breakthrough innovations Proof” networks• In dialog with the customer, create technical scenarios to • “Future Proofing” and creating a positive business case enable reducing cost and make the business case positive: Engineering Services• By using state-of-the-art fibres, cable designs and • “Future Proofing” and quality of the network connectivity products achieve the maximum technical life- expectancy of the passive infrastructure• Having a full range of fibre count cabling in the portfolio to • “Open Access” and the choice of unbundling enable all types of topologies and choose the unbundling point freely• Use the latest innovations to enable the utilisation of • “Open Access” and utilising existing infrastructures existing ducts (high fibre count cabling), poles (easy drop by pre-termination) or even sewer (heavy duty sheathing)• The European cabling industry is committed to reduce the • To meet the Digital Agenda 2020 targets, all players in the total cost of Fibre-to-the-Home deployments, using European Telecom industry have role to play collaboration and innovation Light up the Future VOI Linking the future with FTTH | Prysmian Group | 15 February 2012 8
  10. 10. Prysmian Group is a proud member of: LATAM chapter Founding memberTHANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTIONPhil Edwards, February 15th 2012