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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It wasn't long ago that TV was ranked by subscribers as the most important service in the bundle provided by their communications service provider (CSP). Recent research indicates that for nearly three quarters of subscribers, broadband is now the most important service. Broadcast TV is the most important service to only 15% of North American consumers, replaced by OTT video streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+. In addition, many different competitors are moving aggressively to stake a claim in consumers' homes.
In 2020, CSPs need to fight back by transforming their business models, which are becoming more reliant on a single source of revenue: fixed broadband services.
This webinar will focus on helping CSPs transform their business models by placing a firm focus on delivering a sensational subscriber experience and by offering compelling new services that generate value for subscribers. These actions will reinforce the CSP's strategic position in the home network and position themselves for growth in the next decade.
Key topics include:
Being the first to market with WiFi 6 technology, in response to consumer purchases of new devices over the holidays;
Having the insights needed to proactively resolve issues, often before your subscribers even know that there are issues;
Providing help desk agents with the visibility they need to resolve common subscriber issues more quickly;
Delivering a mobile app, in response to consumer demands for the ability to do some things themselves, rather than having to call technical support; and
Addressing consumer concerns around device security, privacy and control with enhanced security and parental controls.
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.