Spanish operator Telefónica is taking a significant step towards defining its next-generation broadband access and network edge architecture in the second half of 2018 with extended trials of an architecture it calls CTpd (which stands for Central Telefónica de procesamiento de datos -- believe me, it doesn't seem nearly as interesting once you put that through a translator app...).
The development and deployment of its CTpd architecture is part of a Telefónica program called OnLife, which has used the Central Office Re-architected as a Data Center (CORD) model as a blueprint for the operator's development of next-gen central office facilities.
Now the operator is ready to take its CTpd equipment rack, which comprises servers, switches and passive optical networking (PON) broadband access equipment built to Open Compute Project (OCP) specifications, to new locations, trial commercial services with up to 500 customers and start the process of building out a nationwide distributed telco cloud architecture.
UK mobile operator will use its 5G spectrum to launch a fixed wireless access (FWA) service in London in August and plans to have that offer, plus mobile 5G services, in 25 UK cities by the end of this year.
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.