Different Paths, Same Destination: 10G Broadband
Broadband providers are getting serious about offering multigigabit service to residential and small business customers, as well as to wireless carriers needing backhaul connectivity. Telecom providers, cable operators and others are upgrading or making plans to upgrade their existing network infrastructure to support speeds approaching 10 Gbps.
In this white paper, we explore 10G options, including options based on using fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) passive optical network (PON) infrastructure deployed primarily by telecom companies and some others, as well as options based on using hybrid fiber coax (HFC) DOCSIS infrastructure deployed primarily by cable operators.
We also look at the status of 10G deployments and we touch on the next generation of broadband infrastructure supporting 25G.