While Fiber Deep, Distributed Access Architecture (DAA) and other next-gen technologies may offer many benefits for cable operators, they may not match the benefits of going fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) sooner rather than later.
So contends Jack Burton, a veteran cable industry technologist. In a provocative, new Broadband World News webinar slated for tomorrow morning (August 21), Burton, a principal at Broadband Success Partners, will lay out the case for cable operators to go all-fiber now rather than take such halfway measures as extending fiber deeper in their HFC access networks and putting more headend elements and intelligence in the networks but keeping coax for the last mile.
In Wednesday's webinar, entitled "FTTH & Next-Gen HFC: Key Considerations in Building Cable's 10G Platform," Burton will compare and contrast next-gen HFC architectural options like Fiber Deep, DAA and network virtualization with such new network options as PON and RFoG (radio frequency over glass). He will run through the similarities and differences between FTTH and next-gen HFC and then rate them on a scale of seven decision factors.
While next-gen HFC carries the day in some of the categories, FTTH takes home the prize in slightly more. But that's all we're going to give away now. To find out the rest, you'll have to watch this free one-hour webcast.
So join us Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. ET for "FTTH & Next-Gen HFC: Key Considerations in Building Cable's 10G Platform." Please
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The ongoing debate around GPON vs EPON can get as heated as discussions around politics and religion, but both technologies offer some advantages over the other depending on the needs your network is servicing.
In this webinar, we will focus on the facts around the GPON vs EPON debate and how that technological decision is almost always made based on factors outside the technology itself.
In this insightful Light Reading radio show, Kurt Raaflaub, Head of Strategic Solutions Marketing, will outline the key service provider challenges, deployment considerations, next-gen Gigabit technologies, and service models to win market share in the rapidly growing MDU market.