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.
Facebook says it has developed a 'technology solution' that enables fiber to be deployed along electrical grid infrastructure in a very cost-effective way and has licensed that solution for free to startup NetEquity Networks.
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.