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Fiber Deep

The What, How and Why

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What is fiber deep?

In today's evironment of cord-cutters and streaming services, cable MSOs are under pressure to offer competitively priced services while providing an enhanced quality of experience.

There's a lot at stake for cable companies, with the rising popularity of Over-the-Top (OTT) services leading the charge.

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How Fiber Deep Works

Customers are demanding ever-faster Internet speeds and availability. In response, MSOs are trying to simplify operations by driving digital technologies closer to subscribers, with the goal of providing near-instant, high-quality access to content.

In addition, they’re adopting virtualization technologies and rolling out technologies like Head-Ends Rearchitected as a Data center (HERD), which adapts the telco Central Office Rearchitected as a Data center (CORD) initiative for the MSO market.

Underlying this effort is ‘fiber deep.’ It’s a large part of the next generation of cable—one that pushes fiber close to the end-user and yields a better customer experience.

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Why Fiber Deep?

Internet speed is no longer a nice-to-have. It’s a requirement. Along with speed, customers are demanding availability, and the combination can be a challenge for MSOs. To step up, they’re trying to simplify operations with the goal of providing near-instant, high-quality access to content.

In this effort, they’re pushing digital technologies closer to subscribers, adopting virtualization technologies and employing approaches like head ends re-architected as a data center (HERD), which is an adaptation of the telco central office re-architected as a data center (CORD) initiative for the MSO market.

A new approach, “fiber deep,” underpins this new effort. It’s a large part of the next generation of cable—one that pushes fiber close to the end-user and yields a better customer experience.

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