Broadband Communities

NOV-DEC 2017

BROADBAND COMMUNITIES is the leading source of information on digital and broadband technologies for buildings and communities. Our editorial aims to accelerate the deployment of Fiber-To-The-Home and Fiber-To-The-Premises.

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NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017 | | BROADBAND COMMUNITIES | 77 Charles Fiber Distribution Points Superior environmental protection, more supported ber types, and best overall value in above grade ber pedestals, interconnects, cross-connects and ex points CBGE Below Grade Enclosures Molded polymer handholes for parkway/ greenbelt placements; ideal for cable slack storage, sealed cases, irrigation valves and traffic controls in incidental traffic areas The Future: GigaApps Will Unlock New Markets Unlocking GigaWorld Innovation, September 2017 By Gregory Pankert, Ignacio Garcia Alves and Karim Taga / TIME Practice, Arthur D. Little Together, the three families of GigaApps [augmented discovery, virtual telepresence and automated living – all dependent on new advanced networks] will affect most economic sectors. Fundamentally, future GigaApps will generate value by • Reducing barriers to innovation and time-to-market for small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) and small offices and home offices (SoHo), which will be enabled to affordably access online service capabilities [that] currently are available only to larger enterprises or niche businesses. Examples include access to cloud-based advanced analytics (e.g. data mining and online analytical processing to understand customers' habits), and access to shared platforms to reach new markets (e.g. shared physical points of sale where several SMEs are present as hologram projections). • Increasing productivity through increased automation of tasks, leading to faster manufacturing processes and production, e.g. AR-assisted installation of solar electricity generators or robots autonomously building houses. • Unlocking new services by enhancing interactions between people and their surroundings via unprecedented experiences, e.g. virtual social interactions and AR guidance for tourism. We foresee that the industrial manufacturing, engineering, logistics and automotive sectors will benefit most from the three families of GigaApps, accounting for close to 25 percent of total unlocked value, or close to €110 billion in Europe by 2025. e smart home and entertainment sectors, in addition to retail and e-commerce, come next, accounting for 14 percent and 16 percent respectively of the overall GigaWorld market, followed closely by the health care and travel and tourism sectors. We anticipate that augmented discovery and virtual telepresence services will largely enable use cases in the industrial sector (e.g. collaborative prototyping, drone-controlled warehouse management), the smart home and entertainment sector (e.g. holographic projection of movies or sport events, virtual teleconferencing, AR-assisted do-it-yourself installation of kitchens) and the retail and e-commerce sectors (e.g. virtual sales agent). Automated living–related applications, on the other hand, are expected to be present in all sectors as connected objects and machines are increasingly deployed in all kinds of situations. By 2025, automated living is expected to profoundly disrupt all industries. Its applications will enable not only human-to-machine interactions but also machine-to-machine. Exploiting a broad variety of already deployed sensors and devices will enable widespread adoption and development of a large number of use cases. Together, the three families of GigaApps should unlock markets estimated at €450–500 billion per year in Europe by 2025 (and yearly €2.4–2.5 trillion at global level). Augmented discovery and virtual telepresence are forecast to grow at an annual rate of 67 percent and 68 percent respectively while automated living should grow at a pace of 19 percent over the same 2016–2025 period.

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