The demand for higher bandwidth by residential customers has led carriers to one
simple conclusion – optical fiber with its almost limitless bandwidth capability will
be a network necessity. The driver for such high consumer bandwidth usage is the
need for carriers to deliver video, along with voice and data services, to complete
the “triple play” package.
As traditional carriers experience declining revenue from voice services, they must
find ways to increase the revenue from data and video services. Since video is the
highest revenue generator, the ability to compete with cable companies is critical.
Delivering the same high-quality video customers have received from their cable
provider can only...