CSPs are evolving the access network to support higher-revenue-generating customers and applications, while striving to improve the customer experience. This evolution requires the development and implementation of new technologies. In addition, vendors and CSPs are developing closer relationships to support network transformation.
- Major access network bandwidth upgrades will continue. Upgrades will happen throughout the access network, encompassing the central office or headend, distributed access points, and premises.
- Selective SDN and NFV concepts are moving from theory to reality in the wireline access network, supporting software-defined access (SD-Access). One such reality is network slicing, and more deployments are likely in 2019. DAA will accelerate in the coming year.
- Vendors and CSPs are developing closer relationships to benefit from cloud-based network analytics and faster service deployments.
Features and Benefits
- Identify the major trends within the broadband access equipment market and the catalysts for those trends.
- Discover key recommendations for CSPs and vendors in the broadband access equipment market.
Key questions answered
- Will CSPs continue to invest in next-gen broadband access networks?
- Are SDN and NFV being adopted in the access network and if so, where and why?
- What do vendors need to do to support CSPs? And what do the CSPs need to do to take advantage of new technologies to support access network transformation?
Table of contents
Recommendations for CSPs
Recommendations for vendors
Bandwidth upgrades propel equipment market
Fiber, fiber everywhere driving bandwidth upgrades
Next-gen PON, xDSL, and DOCSIS will become the standard
Selected SDN and NFV features come to fruition
Virtual network slicing is gaining momentum
Better support for multivendor equipment in PONs
Cable network DAA transformation is enabled by SDN and NFV
CSPs and vendors – an evolving relationship