During this season of giving, it's apt to review the many ways in which high-speed broadband pays back providers for investments in fiber, access technologies, software-defined networks and virtualization by delivering numerous opportunities for growth and internal efficiencies.
The return may not be as obvious as a child's squealing delight upon unwrapping this year's hot toy, but the benefits are much more long lasting. Block by block, across departments, internally and externally, the move to synchronous gigabit connectivity unlocks a treasure chest of immediate and future riches.
With increased standardization, virtualization and reliance on software instead of hardware, deployment costs and complexities are dropping, even as use cases and demand increase. The impending arrival of 5G only adds to the need for high-speed connectivity.
Here is a look at some of the opportunities service providers single out as most important. As operators amortize upfront costs of ultra-broadband investment across a spectrum of prospects and opex cuts -- and combine these stats with the competitive cost of not offering at least 100Mbps in a world defined by speed -- suddenly ultra-broadband does not seem quite as expensive.
Sure, there's a lot of competition from over-the-top (OTT) players, but there also are many eyeballs for video, content and 4K. For example, the global 4K TV market is expected to reach USD 380.9 billion by 2025, according to a July 2017 report by Grand View Research. The worldwide OTT devices and streaming market will be valued at $165.13 billion that year, the research firm predicts.
A report by a sustainability consulting firm, hired by CityFibre, determines Britain's lack of an all-fiber strategy restricts the nation's ability to reduce carbon emissions and reverse climate change. Your turn, BT.
A new study finds 75% of service providers expect all or most of their networks will be automated within a few years. This will help them meet enterprise SLAs but puts their vendors in direct competition with IT powerhouses.
IPsec is an important security technology for virtually all communication service providers (CSPs). CSP requirements for IPsec are shifting away from proprietary gateways due to cost and other factors like vendor lock-in. CSPs now require high-performance IPsec on general-propose x86 servers as this move opens up their business to more vendors, and gives them greater control of their network, at a lower cost basis. CSPs are looking for IPsec vendor solutions where they can deliver server configuration options, which achieve their requirements for deployment in the central office as well as data center environments. This webinar will discuss IPsec performance on x86 COTS servers, covering:
Use cases for IPsec, including high-throughput data center interconnect, enterprise VPN and mobile backhaul
How high-volume enterprise IT economics can support a new cost model for high-performance IPsec
Brand-new performance test results showing IPsec on COTS can offer over 120 Gbit/s of bidirectional throughput on industry standard servers
The importance of selecting the right server to ensure high performance and manageability of CSP networks whether in the CO or the DC
In this edition of BBWN Radio, Matthias Mieves, head of New Business, Sales and Marketing for Connected Home at Deutsche Telekom, will join BBWN Radio Editor Alison Diana to discuss the smart home market, the role of broadband and why service providers should roll out the welcome mat for this profitable market.