One of the hottest issues in telecom today – how to cure bottlenecks in broadband networks without breaking the bank – is coming to a boil this week on Light Reading.
For starters, April's Research Poll is beginning to deliver some interesting results:
Most respondents think the installed based of DSL lines will double in the next one or two years, exacerbating bottlenecks.
19 percent of respondents identify the ATM infrastructure upstream of DSLAMs as the biggest bottleneck.
A large proportion of respondents expect carriers to replace ATM infrastructure with Ethernet in the next five years.
55 percent of respondents also expect IP routing to end up beng collocated with DSLAMs in the long run.
You can take the poll yourself and get an up-to-date reading of the results by clicking on this link.
Trends such as these are encouraging equipment vendors to roll out next-generation broadband remote access servers (B-RAS), the subject of a free Light Reading Webinar scheduled for this Thursday. Get more information or register for this live event by clicking on this link.
This Webinar follows from two other recent events covering broadband bottleneck issues: