Reports – Broadband

Second Edition:

Broadband Disruption: How 5G Will Reshape the Competitive Landscape

Fifth-generation (5G) wireless networks could leapfrog the capacity of cable operators’ hybrid fiber-coax (HFC) networks — for both Internet access and television viewing — by leveraging millimeter wave spectrum, small cells, and higher spectral efficiency.  This report is an essential business planning tool, quantifying broadband demand today and tomorrow, and calculating the throughput per square kilometer for competing networks. The price includes a one-hour phone briefing with the authors.

The second edition is fully updated (November 2018) and adds sections on mid-band spectrum capacity and deployment; the cost of 5G infrastructure; and 5G business models. The second edition features 38 tables and figures.

The Rysavy Capacity and Performance report (available bundled with the Broadband Disruption report or separately) is a powerful business planning tool. It provides a model for calculating the capacity of wireless and wireline networks based on 4G and 5G (wireless), DOCSIS (cable), and fiber technologies. An Excel spreadsheet that performs the calculations is included. Buyers can plug in their own numbers for variables such as amount of spectrum and base station density to examine and compare different networks. The report also provides the latest performance details for the technologies–information essential to characterizing the user experience. Contains 27 tables and figures.

Press release (second edition, November 13, 2018)

Press release (first edition, August 1, 2017)

Table of contents (PDF) (Broadband Disruption, second edition)
Table of Contents (PDF) (Rysavy Capacity and Performance)

About the authors


Order (Broadband Disruption, second edition)
Order (Broadband Disruption PLUS Rysavy Capacity report)
Order (Rysavy Capacity report)

FierceWireless article by report author Peter Rysavy (PDF)
Article at RCR Wireless News by report contributor Ira Brodsky

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