Google Fiber’s use of GPON, instead of active/P2P Ethernet FTTH, while somewhat shocking at first, is not surprising upon further examination, as GPON provides operators with a more cost-effective approach to delivering Gigabit services.
GPON provides tremendous advantages over Ethernet FTTH thanks to statistical multiplexing of data traffic over the access network. In fact, several key operators offering Gigabit services selected GPON over Ethernet FTTH for this very reason.
Last week, Google Fiber made another big pronouncement that it has added 34 more cities in nine U.S. metro areas to its list of potential new fiberhoods. This, of course, generated a massive amount of publicity for Google Fiber in the U.S. and globally. In the meantime, across the Atlantic, the FTTH Council Europe held its annual conference in Stockholm, Sweden, where we learned that the Google Fiber network is not Ethernet FTTH, but (drum roll, please)…GPON! Continue reading “Google Fiber’s Brewing Little Secret Exposed: It’s GPON!”→
I’m writing this on Valentine’s Day, and as we know, this day is all about the people in your life that you care about. In the run up to MWC this year, then, the professional and managed services marketing teams at a bunch of major vendors are making the nerds in the dark offices and backrooms feel the love. I’ve sat in on a number of pre-briefings and webcasts this week, and it is beginning to appear that a key theme at this year’s event is going to be software and services. In particular, I am willing to bet a box of chocolates and a dozen overpriced roses that software in support of enhanced services offerings is going to dominate the proceedings in many respects. Continue reading “Software and Services Marketing Circa MWC 2014: Putting a Sexy Spin on Writing New Code”→
OSS/BSS suppliers will use MWC 2014 to highlight how they can support operators in winning the customer experience battle against players such as Apple and Google.
OSS/BSS suppliers will look to tout the expansion of their portfolios in areas such as mobile optimization to solve major operator pain points related to customer experience.
The high-profile presence of OSS/BSS suppliers at Mobile World Congress yields an additional proof point that the show has become more universal in nature for the telecommunications industry, and not just a mobile show per se. Clearly, mobile platforms, devices and services will exercise ever more influence than before in the evolution of the service enablement ecosystem including operator adoption of OSS/BSS apps. Continue reading “Mobile World Congress 2014: What Operators Should Look For – OSS/BSS”→