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.
In a flurry of activity throughout the week, Donald (DJ) LaVoy, Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development at the US Department of Agriculture, and his team spent about $145.8 million in the non-urban or suburban areas of seven states.
Calix reported revenue of $120.19 million – up 4% – in Q4 2019, putting a bounce in the step of company president and CEO Carl Russo and a shine to Calix's ongoing transition from hardware vendor to a provider of platforms enabled by cloud, APIs and subscriber experience.
Looking to curtail e-waste and improve the bottom line, BT will require customers to return routers and set-top boxes, although subscribers will not have to pay a fee when they receive regular broadband equipment.
Deploying DOCSIS 3.1 across its entire footprint gave Rogers Communications the ability to offer speeds of up to 1 Gbit/s,
contributing to a broadband segement that generated about 60% of the Canadian operator's $3.05 billion (US) in Q4 cable earnings.
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