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Disaggregating the Broadband Access NetworkDisaggregating the Broadband Access Network

Work to disaggregate the BNG is on the right track and aligns well with network operator goals.

Sterling Perrin

March 26, 2018

3 Min Read
Disaggregating the Broadband Access Network

The telecom industry continues to advance its efforts to re-invent the telecom central office with data center-inspired technologies and architectures, including general-purpose hardware, open interfaces/APIs, disaggregation, SDN and virtualization. The ONF-led Central office Re-Architected as a Data Center (CORD) project has been the most visible example of this trend to date, and announcements continue at the annual Open Networking Summit, including ONAP and CORD integration.

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Sterling Perrin

Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading

Sterling Perrin has more than 15 years' experience in telecommunications as an industry analyst and journalist. His coverage areas at Heavy Reading include optical networking, cable MSO infrastructure and services, and digital content. He also authors Heavy Reading's Packet-Enabled Optical Networking Quarterly Market Tracker, a special quarterly research service. Perrin joined Heavy Reading after five years at IDC, where he served as lead optical networks analyst, responsible for the firm's optical networking subscription research and custom consulting activities. Prior to IDC, Perrin worked for Standard & Poor's, where he delivered global industry analysis on a range of IT segments. He is a former journalist and editor at Telecommunications Magazine, and has also done consulting work for the research firm Current Analysis. Perrin is a frequent speaker at telecom industry events and is a highly sought-after source among the business and trade press.

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