IBB fellow Dan Dodson and IBB consultant Lucas Binder discuss all-fiber networks and cable operator services in a recent Light Reading article.
December 5, 2016
Both Andrew Smith, chief architect for cable MSO networks at Juniper Networks Inc. (NYSE: JNPR), and Lucas Binder, consultant at Interactive Broadband Consulting Group LLC (IBB), argued at the event that only all-fiber networks can adequately serve the needs of large enterprises. They also contended that by foregoing all-fiber connections, cable operators are conditioning business customers to expect a residential-class product. In addition to short-term consequences, that mindset could create a long-term perception problem.
“From a strategic point of view,” said IBB consultant Dan Dodson recently, “if you can offer a lot of different services to a lot of different customers, then you start looking more like Google and less like Comcast.”
Read the full article “CableLabs: First Full Duplex Trials in 1 Year”