Enabling NG Broadband Services with Today's Copper
- Regain market share
- Carefully control capex, enabling reduced TCO via a ‘pay-as-you-grow’ go to market strategy for increased revenues and ROI
- Deploy a next-gen access network capable of supporting rich media/HDTV/3DTV services for the next several years while planning their fiber network
Typically, incumbents attempt to solve the limitations associated with unbundling regulations by deploying new street cabinets. Sub-loop unbundling can strengthen the incumbents’ position in the last mile by enabling them to roll out a hybrid access network (fiber to the cabinet and from there copper) to maximize the massive copper installed base. The copper infrastructure can be upgraded using technologies like vectored VDSL2, which has access rates that can match those of DOCSIS 3.0. These networks help ensure a smooth and fully controlled migration toward the future, where consumer demands are sure to shift and new bandwidth-savvy applications and services will be introduced.
Competitive challenges can indeed turn into opportunities – and vectored VDSL2 solutions, with their extended reach and faster rates, are making it possible for the incumbents’ seesaw to head back up. Until…
Product Marketing Manager
Network Solutions Division