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Technicolor's Jim Brake on How Small- and Mid-Sized Operators Future Proof Networks to Meet Demand for Bandwidth-Intensive Services

Jim Brake - Technicolor
"NSPs want to ensure that the capital expenditures they make — which can be very substantial for this segment of the market — have a long life. They also want to make sure that their investments optimize end-user satisfaction."

DENVER - Oct. 18, 2017 - Rezul -- CABLE-TEC EXPO 2017 – Consumers in North America's small and mid-sized markets are demanding more bandwidth and exceptional broadband experiences. As a result, network service providers (NSPs) are forging new gigabit strategies based on a variety of technologies, including: G.fast, Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS 3.1), and fiber-to-the-home (FTTH), according to Technicolor's Jim Brake, North America Senior Vice President at Connected Home for small and mid-sized markets in a podcast interview for journalists.

"Just like the surge in demand in bigger markets, smaller markets are seeing a huge increase in demand for ever-greater bandwidth," Brake says.

Much of the demand is being driven by video services. Brake points out that the U.S. Telecom Association estimates that demand for video services will increase 58 percent between 2017 and 2020. When video is aggregated with consumer data and business use, it's estimated that by 2020 there will be 52,000 petabytes per month consumed in the United States alone.

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Many operators in the small-to-mid-sized market are looking for ways to get ahead of the curve by making investments in new technologies that address a broadband intensive future.

"NSPs want to ensure that the capital expenditures they make — which can be very substantial for this segment of the market — have a long life. They also want to make sure that their investments optimize end-user satisfaction.  As a result, they are making aggressive investments now, even if their subscriber base doesn't yet demand the kind of data speeds the technology can offer.  The reason for this is that operators want to future-proof their network so that — as demand continues to increase — NSPs can just make the upgrade through software changes, by flipping a configuration switch in their network when the demand manifests itself," says Brake.

In the meantime, having gigabit-ready infrastructures represents a very powerful and compelling marketing initiative in the industry, as NSPs assure consumers that next generation services can be supported.

"From Technicolor's perspective, we recognize that there are a number of different operators in the industry. There's not a one-size-fits-all solution. That is why Technicolor has developed a variety of products that address a range of technologies.  In addition to supporting NSPs with high-end G.fast  gateways, we have cutting-edge DOCSIS products. And for the operators that are taking fiber to the premises, we offer fiber gateways," Brake says.

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"On the services side, we have consulting services that can help service providers in the small- and mid-tier markets evaluate their needs.  Technicolor can make recommendations not only on how NSPs should be migrating their network in the short term, but also how they can make long-term investments so that those investments provide a good payback," he says.

To listen to the entire podcast, or read the Q&A visit:

http://thefuturetrust.technicolor.com/article/content-experiences-everywhere/technicolors-jim-brake-on-how-operators-in-small-and-midsize-markets-are-meeting-demand-for-fast-exceptional-network-experiences/

Journalists and analysts are free to pull quotes from this Q&A feature with attribution in media and market reports. For more details and context, contact:

Lane Cooper
323 817 7547
Lane.cooper@technicolor.com

Source: Technicolor

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