It was a classic showdown at high-noon, with tumbleweeds rolling by. There could only be one winner, and the other would have to leave town, never to return.
Now that we’ve outlined the clear need for Active Ethernet, in addition to GPON, let’s take a look at who will benefit.
Installing Active Ethernet on top of a GPON network is not cheap. To make it worth the investment, the path to a significant increase in revenue must be clear. The good news is that it is crystal-clear what type of customer will benefit from and appreciate Active Ethernet. In other words, if you want these categories of customers, you better have Active Ethernet available.
I never thought I would think of telecom in religious terms, but two discussions I had recently with analysts got me thinking. Analysts make a business of qualifying and quantifying stuff – they define a market, they analyze that market, they measure it, and then forecast it.
My colleague Orly Nahum and I participated this past week in the largest telecoms conference and exhibition on the African continent – AfricaCom. Held in Cape Town, South Africa, AfricaCom was a very busy conference that was attended by over 4,000 telcos.
The decision-making process regarding if/when to make the full transition from SDH/SONET to MPLS reminds me of the dilemma I face as I weigh upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7. It’s a classic battle between old and new.
We are just back from the European Utility Telecom Conference in London. The only event of its kind dedicated to gas, water and electric utilities from all over the world, the conference drew senior telecoms and technology executives from the utilities, pipeline companies and other critical infrastructure providers responsible for managing telecoms networks.
Topics: critical infrastructures