A proposed Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. (IEEE) standard for modulating EPON signals on hybrid fiber/coax (HFC) plant. If successful, the standard, which envisions symmetrical 10Gbit/s speeds, will extend the life of HFC and perhaps indefinitely delay cable operators from having to push fiber all the way to the premises. The initial focus of EPoC will be business services, but longer-term, MSOs will also be interested in using the technology for residential services when Docsis runs out of gas.
An EPoC standard is not expected to emerge until 2015.
A CSP's digital transformation involves so much more than technology. Crucial – and often most challenging – is the cultural transformation that goes along with it. As Sigma's Chief Technology Officer, Catherine Michel has extensive experience with technology as she leads the company's entire product portfolio and strategy. But she's also no stranger to merging technology and culture, having taken a company — Tribold — from inception to acquisition (by Sigma in 2013), and she continues to advise service providers on how to drive their own transformations. This impressive female leader and vocal advocate for other women in the industry will join Women in Comms for a live radio show to discuss all things digital transformation, including the cultural transformation that goes along with it.