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.
It will cost less than $20 billion to connect unserved US anchor institutions with fiber, a step that will deliver fiber-based broadband to 95% of the population, a cost analysis conducted for the SHLB Coalition said.
In a February 21 radio show, Jeremy Harris, director of subscriber solutions and experience at ADTRAN, will discuss how service providers can use SD-Access, virtualization, automation and other technologies to improve customer experience – thereby decreasing churn and boosting sales.
Calix reports eight consecutive quarters of growth and record sales of more than half a billion dollars for fiscal 2017, despite a challenging fourth quarter where customers delayed decision making due to M&As and demand for expedited ROI.
During the show, CenturyLink's SVP pf Network Architecture, Andrew Dugan will discuss his new role, the benefits SD-WAN delivers, its role as a transformational technology and why service providers and their customers can begin deploying SD-WAN today. Bring your questions!