End-users are demanding these services and hence vendors are investing heavily to provide them and increase market share. TechNavio, the market research platform of Infiniti Research Ltd, publishes periodic reports on niche and emerging technologies. " According to the report, the demand for higher bandwidths and faster internet service is increasing at an exponential speed. The equipment/applications need more bandwidth to provide a rich end-user experience. Cable designs for lower construction costs, easier handling, splicing, termination, etc. DSL lines use copper wires and hence are slower and have lower bandwidths. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key players. are being introduced in the market. For further information, please visit technavio. Several services such as web surfing, email, file downloading, online gaming, IPVOD, and videophone need more speed. The study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The speed is inversely proportional to length of the copper wire and optical fiber is replacing the traditional DSL lines. Commenting on the report, an pallet strapping equipment analyst from TechNavio's Networking team said, "The need for high-capacity, high-quality, and low-cost materials to fit in compact spaces are being demanded by the network service providers to decrease the cost involved and also to decrease the space occupied by the optical fiber cables. The report also discusses that high initial investment of setting up the optical fiber network has become a major hurdle for the growth of this market.