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Sampath called a central office transformation a 'project manager's dream' as it has a lot of moving parts that have to be figured out, scaled and taken into account alongside legacy infrastructure.
Sampath called a central office transformation a "project manager's dream" as it has a lot of moving parts that have to be figured out, scaled and taken into account alongside legacy infrastructure.

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Joe Stanganelli 5/29/2015 | 2:23:17 PM
Re: Smart Well, Boston is not known for having good infrastructure or for being ahead of the technological curve (which is pretty funny, considering how many startups we have, how many tech firms the state has, and that Harvard and MIT are just across the river in Cambridge).

Heck, it wasn't until this month that the State House finally got Wi-Fi!  (And it was only because our new governor was like WTF about it.)
KBode 5/26/2015 | 9:01:30 AM
Re: Smart Everything I read suggests they really shouldn't be holding their breath. Odd, a city that size simply being left out of the proceedings. I think Verizon was annoyed about the state's plan to repeal a law freeing them from all property tax...
Joe Stanganelli 5/22/2015 | 10:28:22 PM
Re: Smart Indeed, Bostonians are happy to have any Verizon connectivity at all (to free themselves from Comcast's reign) -- let alone fiber.  ;)
steve q 5/20/2015 | 6:02:56 PM
Re: Smart Hi my question is the same why will verizon say they doing this but not going to push fios . The cost to switch everything to a fiber optic co, and not use it for a data base for there fios network is dum. And who are the people that will put it into those co , with the aug 8th coming and a contactwill the union have a say in this. Or does vverizon see fiber the as accheap way to push the 5g .
jayja 5/20/2015 | 5:23:35 PM
About time.... I attended a Verizon presentation almost 15 years ago where they said they could serve the entire Philadelphia service area (including Wilmington, DE) with 4 fiber-based COs.  They've been showing these types of operational savings for fiber from their FiOS experience for several years to smaller audiences.  Hopefully a presentation like this helps it sink in for everyone.
mendyk 5/20/2015 | 2:00:59 PM
Re: Smart So putting two and two together to make five, we can also speculate that Verizon will focus on the COs in its FiOS markets, and then put its non-fiber markets up for sale in the first step of its journey out of the wireline business.
sarahthomas1011 5/20/2015 | 1:37:50 PM
Re: Smart I can follow up for more clarity, but he didn't speak to whether the COs were inside the FiOs footprint or not. He joked about having job security because Verizon has 2,000 more COs to go, and the goal is to do upgrade them to fiber for the cost savings and potential new revenue from fiber services that it will bring.
brooks7 5/20/2015 | 1:33:43 PM
Re: Smart Copper based COs...into Fiber based.

 

Okay so I want to make sure we are talking about the same thing.  Sarah, you are too young to remember but us old warhorses recall the first "All Fiber" CO that BellSouth did back in the early 90s.

That CO (because I personally visited it) had no copper exiting the facility.  Inside the facility, the various systems were connected with DS3s and there were a few T-1s run over to D4 channel banks to terminate DS0s.

So, converting copper into fiber for what exactly?  The way I read your response it is...Verizon wants to eliminate all Copper exiting COs that are part of FiOS.  Is that correct?

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sarahthomas1011 5/20/2015 | 12:41:22 PM
Re: Smart He was talking specifically about transforming Verizon's central offices that are copper based with fiber, not necessarily about expanding into new fiber territories. 
sarahthomas1011 5/20/2015 | 12:40:39 PM
Re: Smart Yeah, interestingly Genband announced its transformation project two years ago but has yet to announce any customers yet. Expect, of course, now it's safe to assume that Verizon is the first one.
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