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Applications and services for ADSL2+ and beyond
For further information please contact:

Adam Kapovits
Programme Manager
Wieblinger Weg 19/4
69123 Heidelberg, Germany

Project Information
What is this Project about?

Most DSL providers in Europe will soon implement ADSL2 and ADSL2+ in their access networks, allowing them to offer higher bandwidth to their customers, larger distance between customer and the ADSL access node, and also lower energy consumption.

Telcos need to decide soon if there is in the near future a need for DSL-bandwidth beyond what will be offered by ADSL2 and ADSL2+.

This study will identify advanced applications and services, which will make use of such features, and might even require higher bandwidth and better QoS than that offered by ADSL2 and ADSL2+ in order to increase the revenue flow of network operators and service providers. The resulting requirements to enhance the access and core networks of telcos will be analyzed, as well as the potential impact on service platforms.

Potential applications and services will be analyzed concerning their revenue and profit potential. Initial business models will also be developed and a roadmap to describe an evolutionary way from today’s situation to the near future.

What are the main objectives of this Project?

The main objectives of this Study are to:

  • Analyze which applications and services have a need for the bandwidth of ADSL2/ADSL2+ and VDSL/VDSL2 and beyond that (bandwidths higher than 20 Mbps, and maybe even FTTH);

  • Investigate the need for higher uplink data rates, i.e. more symmetric services;

  • Derive for such applications and services their needs concerning bandwidth and QoS;

  • Analyze how do the access and core networks of telcos need to be enhanced to cope with these requirements;

  • Check the means to integrate such services into the existing service platforms (investigate the impact on APIs and their standardization, and middleware requirements);

  • Find initial business models for such advanced applications and services;

  • Develop a roadmap.

What are the key results for this Project?

The project is expected to support operators in the roll-out of new, higher bandwidth and real time services.

What relationship exists to other organisations or bodies?

The project will survey existing standards, identify gaps from the operators point of view and if needed will propose amendments to standards.

Project Results
Deliverable Title  No Issue date
Applications and services for ADSL2+ and beyond (word document) D1  September 2005
Applications and services for ADSL2+ and beyond (powerpoint presentation) D2  September 2005