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Video is driving the need for service providers to tool up for Broadband 2.0, networks capable of handling high-definition video and advanced multimedia services at speeds of 100 megabits per second (Mbps) and beyond. Many service providers – including those in Japan, Korea and elsewhere – are building out their Broadband 2.0 networks using hybrid architectures that include fiber for the backbone and significant utilization of existing copper infrastructure to complete the last-mile connections for their customers.
These next-generation Broadband 2.0 hybrid networks are capable of delivering 100 Mbps performance. Additionally, they can provide this performance at a fraction of the cost of fiber-to-the-home implementations, and can be deployed more quickly, since they capitalize on the existing infrastructure.
Learn how these new technologies are supporting today’s and tomorrow’s performance, reliability and quality of service (QoS) requirements.