The Anatomy of an Access Network
This chapter will review the different access network technologies that promise to support multi-stream video service deliveries. Technologies such as ADSL2+/VDSL2 copper, fiber to the home/building, hybrid fiber coax, and wireless architectures will be analyzed, pinpointing the pros and cons of each of these alternatives, in context of the increasing popularity and customer demand of high-definition video services delivery over access network architectures. All these technologies have particularities and operators establishing their technology roadmaps and their business cases need definitely to have a look at the global picture before taking any specific decisions.
KeywordsAccess Network Wavelength Division Multiplex Voice Over Internet Protocol Passive Optical Network Broadband Service
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