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Vertical Systems Group:
Access to Business Fiber Continues
to Climb in
Europe and the U.S.
deployments boost availability of fiber access to business services,
however more than one million commercial buildings remain in the
MA, MARCH 30, 2012 -- The
availability of business fiber continued to climb in 2011, with
facilities available to 20.5% of commercial buildings across Europe, and 31.8%
of commercial buildings in the U.S.,
according to new research from Vertical Systems Group.
These metrics are an indicator of the penetration of direct fiber
supplied by one or multiple network Service Providers in commercial
buildings with twenty or more employees. Buildings that are not
fiber-connected comprise the "Fiber Gap".
the world, direct fiber is the preferred access technology for
higher-bandwidth business network services, particularly Carrier
Ethernet. Advantages of fiber connectivity include ease of
provisioning, operational simplicity, bandwidth scalability and
lower costs per bit as compared to other alternatives.
"Access to business fiber has more than
doubled between 2005 and 2011, both in Europe and in the U.S.,
however more than one million buildings in these markets are still
not fiber-connected," said Rosemary Cochran, principal at Vertical
Systems Group. "Domestic and global Service Providers will continue
to strategically broaden and deepen their fiber infrastructures. A
challenge for businesses caught in the fiber gap is to determine
when their building sites will be connected via fiber to these
Comprehensive analysis of fiber penetration
statistics for U.S. and Europe
is available exclusively through the @Fiber
research track of Vertical Systems Group's
ENS (Emerging Networks
Service). Research content covers the period 2004 through 2011, and includes quantification by
customer segment (Large Enterprise and
SMB) and building segment (20-50 employees, 51-100 employees,
101-250 employees and 251+ employees).
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