The 2050 Project: Survey Report (2021 Edition)
The 2050 Project Survey Report
Results & Analysis of HFC Evolution Survey
ATX conducted the 2050 Project Survey to provide insight into what cable operators are currently thinking about the long-term evolution of their outside plants, delivering industry professionals an invaluable view of the network transformation plans of their peers. The survey was designed to uncover cable operators’ most recent attitudes toward the adoption of new technologies, including DOCSIS® 4.0, competitive concerns, the future allocation of available spectrum on coax cable and other issues that could impact the overall longevity of their HFC networks.
In addition to including all survey results, The 2050 Project Survey Report offers detailed analysis of what the findings may indicate about the current direction of the evolution of the HFC network. This report also provides a moment-in-time snapshot of the attitudes and opinions of HFC network operators of all sizes as they chart the course of their transition to an all-fiber future. The report concludes that while the HFC network is marked for eventual extinction, given the near-inexhaustible capacity of fiber, most cable providers will continue to operate and evolve their HFC networks for decades to come.