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.
Chinese telcos won't buy enough NG-PON2 to drive down volume costs. But does that matter, considering the role the next-gen optical technology's going to play in 5G and service provider infrastructure?
County Broadband, 10-year-old former WISP that focused on fixed wireless, now concentrates solely on gigabit fiber, courtesy of a £46 million infusion from Aviva Investors – and the financial firm's desire to find a long-term investment vehicle to fund clients' pensions.
On July 12, the FCC said it will discuss one-touch make-ready at its August general meeting. That same day, Clearfield announced general availability of a common fiber distribution panel designed for use in every fiber deployment.
We will explore several fiber network environments, common vulnerabilities, and the business impact of failures. Fiber networks are typically a combination of owned and leased fiber. Learn how to reduce MTTR by up to 60% when an event occurs and how to detect degradation before it generates a service impact. Fiber monitoring of leased fiber helps ensure that the responsible party is dispatched for repair and SLAs can be managed. We will discuss both in service and out of service monitoring. Learn about the opportunities to improve business results in the following environments:
Hyperscale datacenters- the business need for near 100% uptime
5G small cell combined with leased fiber - ensuring the SLA for leased fiber
Long haul and Metro dark and lit fiber monitoring - reducing MTTR and preventing damage
FTTX construction and service activation in the access or MSO network - accelerating time to revenue
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.