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
click here to sign up for the webinar.
Over the next two years, approximately 60% of service providers (both large and small) will adopt virtualization on a wide scale across their networks, according to the latest survey report from Ovum. Why are providers making these moves? Is there an easy way to start?
Learn how and why service providers are using virtualization to transform their networks. This webinar will look at how providers are leveraging virtualization to create more flexible and agile networks while also providing a better customer experience. Expert speakers from netElastic and Heavy Reading will address the industry drivers for network virtualization, the benefits that can be realized, the challenges to face and the results of virtualization being achieved by providers today.
Key topics will include:
Current network infrastructure and the move to virtualization
Benefits and challenges of network virtualization
How providers can get started
Service provider success stories: the decision to virtualize, the solution, and results