As providers reinvent themselves, they envision converged services networks that use fewer, simplified network elements easily provisioned and coordinated.
Verizon has shared much of its journey toward its Intelligent Network Edge strategy, including its work with Calix and ADTRAN, and its decision to rely solely on NG-PON2 (rather than GPON or XGS-PON). Only last month, Verizon and Calix announced the industry's first large-scale commercial deployment (See Verizon, Calix Deploy Commercial NG-PON2 .)
During Calix Connexions 2017, Verizon's Vice President of Planning Lee Hicks discussed the company's plan to garner efficiencies and savings from using one network, plus the additional transformational capabilities it will provide. Hicks also keynoted the annual Calix event in 2016.
John Saw, Sprint's chief technology officer, discusses the provider's extensive use of fiber to support its 5G initiatives, which will bring broadband to rural America and supporter Sprint's renewed focus on the enterprise.
Calix has launched a line card for its AXOS E7-2 Intelligent Modular System that enables operators to more efficiently aggregate traffic from remote systems and helps to reduce capex and increase operational efficiencies.
Think about it: The access network touches every single one of your subscribers. Devices in the subscriber network are getting smarter because processing power has increased, and costs have come down. But how does the proliferation of intelligent devices at the edge affect your network? Your first thought is likely increased demand for bandwidth. True, but have you thought about how the increase in devices creates a need for a more secure network? Learn how you can simplify your network, reduce network elements and create a more secure network in the process.
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.