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3 Important NG-PON2 Facts

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Residential and business broadband demand is increasing. Cisco Visual Networking Index estimates that global Internet traffic increased by 30% in graph of global Internet traffic increasing to 140 exabytes by 20162014 to 77 exabytes and is expected to exceed 100 exabytes in 2016. The largest contributor to this increasing figure is video content, which makes up more than half of the traffic being consumed on the Internet. As video consumption and total Internet traffic rises, even current fiber technologies such as GPON will not be able to keep up with the increased demand. Luckily, the Full Service Access Network (FSAN) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) are rising to the challenge by firming up their standards on NG-PON2, which promises speeds over 10x that of current PON technologies. This post reveals three exciting characteristics of this emerging access technology.

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5 Emerging Trends in Telecommunications, FTTx, Business Service Delivery, and Enterprise Networking

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The telecommunications industry is changing faster than ever before. The combined effects of Moore’s Law, the installation of fiber optic cabling throughout the world, and the improvement of DSL technology are paving the way for faster connectivity and  increased use of cloud computing. In this article, I look at five emerging trends in the telecommunications, business services, and enterprise computing sectors.

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