fiber at a time
How Io T will affect the current fiber infrastructure
By Nathan Tracy, Technologist and Manager of Standards for TE
With the Internet of Things (Io T) now upon us, it has the potential to dramatically change our lives at a dizzying pace. Gartner believes that the Io T market will grow
from 0.9 billion units today to 26 billion units by 2020, an
almost 30-fold increase resulting in a nearly $1.9 trillion global
market value. Beyond the “things” themselves — everything
from wearable technology to fully connected homes and vehicles — the heart of the Io T lies in the data connections and
communications services that deliver information and content
Today, it is common for consumers to watch TV while simultaneously using smartphones, tablets, and computers to download
media and stream content. The general growth and technological advancements in the device market have fostered a competitive environment that provides consumers with more options
than ever before. As a result, consumers are expected to be
nudged into a lifestyle of effortless and constant interactivity.
But for the Io T to truly reach its promise, and for fully connected homes to become a reality, an investment in infrastructure
development will be crucial. Legacy networks have only a fixed
amount of capacity and current infrastructure, whether fiber or
copper, has fundamental limitations.
Fiber takes flight
As access to content has grown, fiber has emerged as a key
technological innovation to accommodate the demand for greater bandwidth. Whereas fiber was once seen as simply a vehicle
for delivering bandwidth over large distances, it is now entering its second phase and is bringing the connections, quite
literally, to the consumers’ fingertips. According to the Fiber
to The Home Council, fiber to the home is available to approximately 15 percent of homes, and more than 9 million households across North America are connected directly into these
high-speed, high-bandwidth networks.
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