Asia already leads the world in fiber and it's on track to become the world's largest 5G region, as well as a leader in new use cases, markets and opportunities within a few years.
Although early 5G deployments will most likely enhance existing mobile broadband infrastructure by leveraging current and backhaul fiber deployments, real growth will come when operators roll out an intelligent network based on gigabit-speed Internet access, gigabit-speed WiFi and 5G, said Korea Telecom’s Jeong Hyeong Lee. This is the "Gigatopia," he said.
Already, Tier 1 service providers have lined up 5G customers: SK Telecom, for example, will first work with an auto manufacturer using a virtual reality solution on its debut 5G solution. Using cloud-based artificial intelligence, the auto-parts maker will scan high-res images of its components to ensure quality.
One NTT Docomo 5G-related solution provides video-based surveillance, and uses data analytics to improve interpretation and clarity of security solutions for clients ranging from individuals to enterprises to government.
The ongoing debate around GPON vs EPON can get as heated as discussions around politics and religion, but both technologies offer some advantages over the other depending on the needs your network is servicing.
In this webinar, we will focus on the facts around the GPON vs EPON debate and how that technological decision is almost always made based on factors outside the technology itself.
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.