To create and support gigabit societies, many operators are reworking their business models based on the frameworks of web-scale competitors.
Few service providers disagree with the value of open, disaggregated systems. Few will argue against the need for virtualization, software-defined access and cloud. Most know their existing systems have a deadline: Certainly, some predict their infrastructures have many more years of life, but many more know that internal network and business change is far more imminent.
On the Radio: ADTRAN CTO Talks Network Transformation
Join ADTRAN's Ronan Kelly on November 1, when he shares highlights of his Broadband World Forum keynote and how operators can build a transformed business using five pillars of networking. Register here.
But adopting x86 servers, off-the-shelf storage and cloud comes with risk -- just ask British Airways, Reddit and Ticketmaster, all of which had a horribly insecure summer. How can operators be assured that new infrastructures built using virtualization and disaggregation plus SDN control, open management and orchestration will be as secure as their expensive, complicated and aging current networks?
There are answers, of course, as Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre discusses in this video, recorded at Broadband World Forum last week.
The potential of SD-Access networks, created by blending open source and white box technologies with complementary standards-based approaches, is too important, and is creating too many business opportunities for providers to ignore -- especially as they don't have to face this challenge alone. In fact, there is a pool of available assets for operators considering or seeking change and the benefits -- agility, faster time to market, lower support costs, enhanced customer experience -- resulting from this transformation from proprietary to open solutions.
Tune in to Broadband World News Radio on Thursday, November 1 at 8 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. ET, 3 p.m. UK as Ronan Kelly, Chief Technology Officer for EMEA & APAC Regions at ADTRAN, explores the five pillars of network integrity -- a topic he discussed during his recent Broadband World Forum keynote. Register here for BBWN Radio show.
During the one-hour broadcast, BBWN Editor Alison Diana and Kelly will discuss how to address security, how to build trust, and how operators can leverage their spirit of innovation to build on the five pillars of network integrity to transform their business and their customers.
On Jan. 23, Broadband World News hosts a Calix-sponsored webinar that explores several ways CSPs can enhance customer experience and find new business opportunities to avoid devolving into a speed race where nobody wins, not even the customer.
As the pool of savvy, fiber-rich operators across the US rural and regional landscape wanes, the financial community will grow even more interested in acquiring or investing in them, a CoBank report says.
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.