Fiber-based networks 'key to telecom growth'
Dubai, October 4, 2010
Fiber-based networks are the future of the telecommunication industry which is currently undergoing a network transformation, an expert predicted.
This forecast came out during “Fiber is the end-game. Fibre is future-proof and provides unlimited bandwidth enabling attractive packages and better quality experience to the end-users,” said Ajay Saini, product marketing manager, Ericsson, presenting a paper at the third annual FTTx Megna conference in Dubai.
The forum, which ended today, was participated by key telecom industry players from the Middle East and North Africa regions.
Saini also demonstrated that opportunities exist to address the market and create true differentiation by deploying intelligent high speed fiber networks.
He said: “There is no single solution that can be deployed globally in one go and the technology choice must be based on a number of considerations and not on technical aspects alone.”
The most critical cost factor in deploying an FTTx network is civil works for passive infrastructure; however, this can be reduced by offering innovative solutions like air blown fiber, and making the total value of ownership of a fiber network huge for the operators on the long run, he said.
“With next generation network, it should be easy for operators to monitor the network performance and reduce the operational cost. The operators will get greater flexibility and they will be able to upgrade and offer different packages which will enhance their competitive edge and generate more revenues.” Saini said. “In that way the operational cost and time to market will be definitely reduced.” –TradeArabia News Service