Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Verizon's FiOS TV Takes Off

Verizon ended the year with 207,000 FiOS TV IPTV subscribers, adding 89,000 in the fourth quarter of 2006. Its FiOS FTTP service now has 687,000 subscribers and is available to 6 million homes. The service is not widely enough deployed that Verizon is starting to feature FiOS TV in its retail locations.

Verizon aggressive fiber strategy which enabled a conservative IPTV architecture is paying benefits for it. It is way ahead of ATT in both in terms of homes passed and IPTV subscribers. ATT thought that its FTTN VDSL strategy would enable it to enter the market faster than Verizon. So far it is not working out that way.

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