Docsis Provisioning of EPON (DPoE) is a CableLabs specification that aims to create a common way for vendors to graft Docsis-style provisioning to EPON gear. The specs are coming into play in the near term as cable MSOs continue to rely on EPON to deliver business services, but want to preserve the Docsis provisioning systems they have been using for years.
CableLabs, which has already issued the 1.0 specs and has conducted a handful of DPoE interops so far, is expected to begin official DPoE qualification testing by the summer of 2012.
Light Reading founder Steve Saunders talks with VMware's Shekar Ayyar, who explains why cloud architectures are becoming more distributed, what that means for workloads, and why telcos can still be significant cloud services players.
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.