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.
— Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading