What’s Fixed Got To Do With It?
Fibre Systems – Spring 2020
Five industry experts from the Broadband Forum talk top broadband trends
Fibre Systems spoke to a variety of representatives from the Broadband Forum to gauge their views on some of the upcoming broadband trends that will be making their impact on the industry, and how the current pandemic situation has made its own impact.
Dave Allan, Wireline-Wireless Convergence Work Area Director: We have previously seen pockets of 5G deployment, but we are now likely to see a much wider roll-out as the technology moves from the concept phase to become a true reality. Read More
Tim Carey, OB-BAA Chair: As operators look to make their networks more agile and cost-effective, the shift towards cloudification – from the central office to end-user equipment – has been significant. This will continue across the year, but on a much larger scale, with operators continuing to transform the systems that manage their networks from siloed, special purpose element, network and operational support systems to software defined networking (SDN) enabled systems that provide automated network management and control. Read More
Jason Walls, Broadband User Services Work Area Co-Director and Co-Chair of Connected Home: As consumers bring more connected devices into the home, service providers will have a real opportunity to capitalise on this market. Read More
Bernd Hesse, Marketing Chair: We are all going through a challenging time right now, so high-performance broadband connectivity is more important than ever. Stable symmetrical bandwidth is critical to the ability to work remotely with the same efficiency as work at a company campus. Read More
Robin Mersh, CEO: Last year, saw strong momentum around the Open Broadband and Quality of Experience Delivered (QED) initiatives, and we continue to work to shape the future of broadband access in such critical areas such as 5G, the connected home, network migration and access technologies. Read More