Telefónica on Tuesday demonstrated 10G PON's ability to combine multiple services on one SDN-enabled broadband access architecture (SEBA), an approach that will dramatically reinvent how operators deliver residential, business and mobile services, deploy new offerings and address subscriber experience.
The demo, conducted at this week's Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, featured a virtualized control plane to deliver converged residential, business and mobile backhaul services. ADTRAN supplied its SDX 10G PON OLTs to aggregate multi-vendor ONTs for the demonstration and breaks down walls so Telefónica has an open, disaggregated network via the use of virtualized access software from the Open Networking Foundation (ONF).
This approach liberates Telefónica from the shackles of one or two vendors in a closed, proprietary OLT and ONU environment. Instead, Telefónica can choose among the growing ranks of OLT and ONU vendors by leveraging ONF for interoperability across any environment, thereby accelerating deployment of programmable software-based service architecture and decreasing the cost to implement and maintain this infrastructure.
Subscribers want speedy access to premium services -- and they want them for less money. To compete, operators must invest in innovative and flexible networks that leverage the latest broadband technologies and standards for open, multi-vendor environments. Telefónica's demo showcased the provider's fiber-to-the-home evolution and what its base of more than 30 million homes can expect.
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Mobile and cable operators represented half the managed SD-WAN services market share in this fast-growing space, while other broadband providers such as ISPs and satellite operators also appeared on Vertical Systems Group's ranking.
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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.
The MDU market continues to face fierce competition among service providers due to tech-savvy residents (i.e., millennials), demand from building owners and management companies, plus the favorable economics of bulk contracts. However, no MDUs are the same, so service providers must use multiple technologies and inconsistent deployment models, increasing operational complexity and rollout costs.
The MDU market itself is evolving as residents adopt smart-home technologies, generating rising demand for smart apartments with built-in connected thermostats, keyless entryways and doors, and video doorbells. This evolution presents both new challenges and opportunities. In other words, service providers must consider innovative service-delivery strategies to compete and win.
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Plus, special guest, Alice Lawson, Broadband and Cable Program Manager for the City of Seattle, will discuss Seattle’s B4B-Build For Broadband initiative that addresses best practices in planning for MDU telecommunication infrastructure.