Friday, 22 September 2017

Network roll-out and management: Why buy the cow?

Mark Orchart, HTT/Redbridge
Monday 06 October 08

With the race to deploy next-generation infrastructure happening in lean times, how do telcos and operators control network deployment & management costs?

No matter how significant the changes in the telecoms sector, some things will always remain the same. The technology marches onward, but the promised benefits are constant: higher speeds, better reliability, flexible usage and lower costs. And right now, the race to deploy new telecoms infrastructure is more intense than at any point in the last 15 years. BT’s 21CN will see over 4500 exchanges swapped out. Large-scale metro fibre networks are being deployed by leading players, such as Viatel. WiMAX spectrum auctions will lead to big roll-outs in Europe, competing with expanding 3G networks. Then there’s the home market, as domestic demand for HDTV with online gaming and web access grows. Sky has already deployed part of its 10GB triple-play service, while GPON fibre and Ethernet in the first mile are taking a bigger role as telcos look to converge services onto a single high…

No matter how significant the changes in the telecoms sector, some things will always remain the same. The technology marches onward, but the promised benefits are constant: higher speeds, better reliability, flexible usage and lower costs. And right now, the race to deploy new telecoms infrastructure is more intense than at any point in the last 15 years. BT’s 21CN will see over 4500 exchanges swapped out. Large-scale metro fibre networks are being deployed by leading players, such as Viatel. WiMAX spectrum auctions will lead to big roll-outs in Europe, competing with expanding 3G networks. Then there’s the home market, as domestic demand for HDTV with online gaming and web access grows. Sky has already deployed part of its 10GB triple-play service, while GPON fibre and Ethernet in the first mile are taking a bigger role as telcos look to converge services onto a single high…

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