LTE vs Fibre: Fixed-mobile convergence in the SFB era
In both fixed and mobile access markets, the trend is one of increasing speeds, and especially the transition to superfast access (>30 Mbps).
Fixed and mobile NGA network rollouts will go hand in hand in advanced markets, even if the first observations and forecasts give superfast mobile rollouts an edge in terms of pace.
But wireline networks will not disappear anytime soon, as they are vital for mobile backhauling, and fronthauling for future 5G systems.
This report examines what the future is likely to hold for fixed and mobile networks, and system convergence opportunities available to operators.