Broadband and telecom

Broadband and telephony services over cable television networks

 

Link to this report (PDF Document, 320Kb)

07/11/2003

58 pages

 

Short abstract:

 

Broadband Internet access is one of the first services where there has been a convergence between communications platforms built for different purposes. Networks originally built for cable television and circuit switched telephony can both provide broadband Internet access. Both platforms need to be appropriately upgraded but this is happening apace across many OECD countries.

 

 

Table of contents :

 

Summary

Cable television network availability and subscribers

Cable Telephony

Cable Modem Subscribers

Cable television ownership

Take-up of Cable Services

Cable Telephony

Cable Television

Cable Modems

 

Review of cable performance by country :

Australia, Austria , Belgium, Canada , Czech Republic, Denmark , Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States.