Residential fixed broadband usage has evolved from static search and information retrieval to multimedia content delivery on a wide variety of devices. The move from broadcast service, which is multicast across the metro network, to broadband video service, which is unicast, and the use of many more devices in each household will have a massive impact on the required bandwidth capacity of the metro network.
ACG Research presents a five-year projection of average household bandwidth requirements. Average household bandwidth requirements are estimated to be 2.5 Mbps in 2014 and will grow at a five-year CAGR in a range from 19 percent to 44 percent with a most likely value of 31 percent.
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