OPENVAULT ANALYSIS OF UPSTREAM BROADBAND CONSUMPTION SHOWS 2.5X COMMERCIAL-RESIDENTIAL DIFFERENCE, IMPACT OF UBB

Hoboken, NJ; October 4, 2018 Statistics collected during Q3 2018 show clear differences in upstream data usage behavior between commercial and residential subscribers and between subscribers on usage based billing plans versus those on non-usage based billing broadband plans, according to OpenVault, a leading provider of industry analytics and technology solutions for broadband operators,

OpenVault’s review of upstream usage shows that average consumption per household during the quarter ended September 30, 2018 was 13GB per month. On closer analysis, OpenVault observed differences among subscriber categories that can have implications for operator networks, particularly those that serve both commercial and residential customers at scale. These included:

  • Average upstream usage for commercial subscribers is nearly 2.5x the amount observed per residential subscriber with commercial subs averaging over 30GB of upstream usage in September 2018 alone.  
  • Upstream usage accounts for approximately 18% of total usage for commercial subscribers, vs. approximately 5.5% for residential subscribers.  Overall upstream usage per subscriber is growing at approximately 16% annually.
  • Upstream usage per subscriber for providers with UBB in place is 15% less than average upstream usage for providers without UBB in place.

In conjunction with its analysis of upstream behavior, OpenVault also observed that average downstream commercial usage per subscriber is 35-50% lower than average downstream residential usage.  

“As upstream usage continues to grow, we’re seeing that usage-based broadband can help to curb strain on networks caused by excessive data consumption in both directions,” Mark Trudeau, CEO of OpenVault.   “At the same time, the data shows the importance of operators continuing to invest in next-generation DOCSIS and other solutions that will enable them to meet subscribers’ growing upstream expectations.”

OpenVault executives will be available at the IoT World pavilion at SCTE•ISBE Cable-Tec Expo 2018 to discuss operators’ needs for increased visibility into broadband consumption, as well as proactive network management strategies. The Cable-Tec Expo exhibit floor will be open Oct. 23-25 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

About OpenVault

OpenVault’s solution suite tracks broadband data usage consumption levels for millions of subscribers and helps operators across the globe better manage their networks, saving time and costs while increasing revenue and subscriber satisfaction. Network operators use OpenVault’s easy-to-use tools to dramatically improve visibility into their networks and automate management functions to proactively handle congestion, forecast network requirements, monetize broadband growth and communicate with subscribers. For more information, please visit openvault.com.

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Paul Schneider at pspr@att.net or +1-215-817-4384

Kristen Nihamin at knihamin@openvault.com or +1-917-509-9028

OPENVAULT DATA SHOWS >30% Y-O-Y GROWTH IN BROADBAND USAGE, SIGNIFICANT IMPACT OF USAGE-BASED BROADBAND

HOBOKEN, NJ (August 19, 2018) – Household broadband usage growth continues to grow at an annual rate of more than 30%, but Usage Based Billing can enable cable telecommunications providers to reduce associated strain on their networks and generate incremental revenues, according to year-over-year comparisons of Q2 2018 data by OpenVault, a leading provider of industry analytics and technology solutions for broadband operators.

According to OpenVault, average usage per household as of June 30, 2018 was 226.4GB, up slightly from Q1 2018. When compared with results from June 30, 2017, OpenVault data showed:

  • Year over year average usage growth of 31.3%, from 172.4GB/HH to 226.4GB/HH;
  • Year over year median usage growth of 37.4%, from 88GB/HH to more than 116.4GB/HH; and
  • Year over year growth in Power Users (i.e. HH using >1TB) of more than 100%, from 1.2% of HHs to 2.5%.

In addition, OpenVault’s analysis has identified usage-based billing as a factor in curbing usage growth and strain on networks, opening the door to significant operator revenue growth while potentially enabling avoidance of capex required to keep up with demand. By comparing operators offering usage-based billing (UBB) with those that offer flat-rate (Non-UBB) pricing, OpenVault found that:

  • 12.2% higher average usage per HH for Non-UBB operators (241.9GB/HH) in June 2018, versus 215.6GB for UBB operators;
  • 34% greater year-over-year usage growth by Non-UBB customers (36.6%), versus 27.3% for UBB customers, for the 12 months ended June 30, 2018; and
  • 55% greater Power User usage exceeding 1TB by Non-UBB customers (3.1%), versus 2.0% for UBB customers.

About OpenVault

OpenVault’s solution suite tracks broadband data usage consumption levels for millions of subscribers and helps operators across the globe better manage their networks, saving time and costs while increasing revenue and subscriber satisfaction. Network operators use OpenVault’s easy-to-use tools to dramatically improve visibility into their networks and automate management functions to proactively handle congestion, forecast network requirements, monetize broadband growth and communicate with subscribers. For more information, please visit openvault.com.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Kristen Nihamin at knihamin@openvault.com or 917-509-9028

Paul Schneider at pspr@att.net or 215-817-4384

UNITED STATES OUTPACING EUROPE IN KEY BROADBAND GROWTH METRICS, ACCORDING TO LATEST DATA FROM OPENVAULT

HOBOKEN, NJ (August 19, 2018) – Average broadband usage in Europe is growing at a significantly slower pace than in the United States, according to year-over-year comparisons of Q2 2018 data by OpenVault, a leading provider of industry analytics and technology solutions for broadband operators.

According to OpenVault, average cable broadband usage per household in Europe grew at a rate of 19.5% during the 12 months ended June 30, 2018, compared to an average of 31% in the United States during the same time period. Moreover, Europe’s .46% percentage of Power Users – households using greater than 1TB per month – is less than one-fifth of the 2.5% percentage of Power Users in the United States.

Globally, OpenVault finds that household broadband usage growth continues to grow at an annual rate of more than 30%, but Usage Based Billing can enable cable telecommunications providers to reduce associated strain on their networks and generate incremental revenues. OpenVault notes that average usage per household as of June 30, 2018 was 226.4GB, up slightly from Q1 2018. When compared with results from June 30, 2017, OpenVault data showed:

  • Year over year average usage growth of 31.3%, from 172.4GB/HH to 226.4GB/HH;
  • Year over year median usage growth of 37.4%, from 88GB/HH to more than 116.4GB/HH; and
  • Year over year growth in Power Users (i.e. HH using >1TB) of more than 100%, from 1.2% of HHs to 2.5%.

In addition, OpenVault’s analysis has identified usage-based billing as a factor in curbing usage growth and strain on networks, opening the door to significant operator revenue growth while potentially enabling avoidance of capex required to keep up with demand. By comparing operators offering usage-based billing (UBB) with those that offer flat-rate (Non-UBB) pricing, OpenVault found that:

  • 12.2% higher average usage per HH for Non-UBB operators (241.9GB/HH) in June 2018, versus 215.6GB for UBB operators;
  • 34% greater year-over-year usage growth by Non-UBB customers (36.6%), versus 27.3% for UBB customers, for the 12 months ended June 30, 2018; and
  • 55% greater Power User usage exceeding 1TB by Non-UBB customers (3.1%), versus 2.0% for UBB customers.

About OpenVault

OpenVault’s solution suite tracks broadband data usage consumption levels for millions of subscribers and helps operators across the globe better manage their networks, saving time and costs while increasing revenue and subscriber satisfaction. Network operators use OpenVault’s easy-to-use tools to dramatically improve visibility into their networks and automate management functions to proactively handle congestion, forecast network requirements, monetize broadband growth and communicate with subscribers. For more information, please visit openvault.com.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Kristen Nihamin at knihamin@openvault.com or 917-509-9028

Paul Schneider at pspr@att.net or 215-817-4384