When it comes to CATV technology, the road to 10G brings unprecedented challenges. To prepare for near-future applications, multiple system operators (MSO) have to push their network to the next frontier with maintenance teams that are trained only for RF/coax support. That’s not all; network equipment vendors have 25 GB/s in sight, meaning more operational complexity and capital expenditures. To add to these challenges, CableLabs launched DOCSIS 4.0 including FDX, ESD and ultra-low latency. More technologies in the mix.
MSOs need to make these upgrades while simultaneously maintaining an already highly complex network for bandwidth-thirsty subscribers.
MSOs must break the silos within their own organization to manage various types or architectures, forcing them to find new ways to be more efficient. For example, the maintenance teams must now deal with several architectures, new fiber technologies and P2MP fiber links.
In this webinar, Ovum explores current trends on network complexity and densification, upcoming deployments and challenges on the road to 10G. EXFO will discuss how to handle increasing network complexity and how to future-proof networks.