As we learned last month during our LightReading webinar, IP over Ethernet access networks are really the beginning of an alignment in how the edge network is playing a new role at the subscriber level.
In the past we came to think of ADSL, DOCSIS©, WiMAX and Mobile 3G/4G as independent access networks, each with its own management and use of protocols. What one network considered a subscriber, another network had no concept of. The first enabler then of access network homologation is subscriber awareness by both the network and its OSS platforms. Continue Reading