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.
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.
In this Broadband World News and ADTRAN webinar, Kurt Raaflaub, Head of Strategic Solutions Marketing, will highlight emerging MDU broadband Internet trends and challenges. In addition, Kurt will outline the next-generation service creation and delivery platform, built on open standards, that allows service providers to connect millions of underserved MDUs, enables creation of user-driven services, and reduces operational complexity and costs.
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.