Today's biggest challenges revolve around the timing and cost associated with fiber deployment. Fiber must be as close to the customer as economically possible. Operators must establish a balance between Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) , Node or Cabinet (FTTN/Cab), and Distribution Point or Building (FTTdp/FTTB) deployments to remain competitive. Service providers must choose solutions that enable them to deploy a broad range of services quickly and cost effectively.
Simplifying the deployment formula, next-generation Multi-Service Access Nodes (MSANs) enable multiple services to be deployed from a single platform and crossover enclosures and offer purpose-built structures for the simultaneous support of FTTN/Cab and FTTH access.
These solutions enable service providers to evolve service delivery architectures from basic broadband to FTTN/Cab to FTTH with a simple card swap. Additionally, there are Small-Form-Factor (SFF) or Outside Plant (OSP) DSLAMs which provide the lowest cost of ownership when delivering video services access. These solutions afford operators a larger addressable market for broadband, cloud and backhaul services plus leverage new technologies such as VDSL2, vectoring, pair-bonding, Gfast and FTTdp architectures.