Telecom networks in Latin America are struggling to keep up with bandwidth demand created by new applications like video streaming and IP-based services, forcing the region’s network operators to explore and invest in bandwidth-boosting technologies like fiber to the home (FTTH), according to a new report from Pyramid Research.

Pyramid’s report "Fiber to the Home: The Long-Term Answer to Narrowing the Broadband Gap" examines the drivers behind FTTH deployment, considers its advantages with respect to other access technologies, and describes how fiber deployment could position Latin America at the cutting edge of broadband’s evolution.

Worldwide, broadband penetration reached 7 percent and is expected to reach 12.4 percent by 2015.

"In the Latin American region, the broadband penetration rate will nearly double, increasing from 7 percent in 2010 to 12 percent by 2015," said Jose Manuel Mercado, senior analyst at Pyramid, in a statement. "The broadband market has also been characterized by a high degree of innovation, which has led to a rapid increase of bandwidth and the introduction of new innovative services (voice over IP, IPTV, TV over DSL, etc.)."

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