Governments worldwide are investing massively in bridging the so-called digital divide. In the US alone, an estimated $100 billion will go to broadband deployment funding. This unprecedented funding is spurring prodigious demand and will result in a generational transformation of the access network.
The entities looking to deploy broadband access run the gamut from highly experienced incumbents to utilities, inexperienced new service providers such as municipalities and others. The optimal access network solution for each deployment depends on a variety of factors such as topologies, which vary widely from dense urban areas to remote sparsely populated rugged rural areas, available technologies, deployment and operational flexibilities, and go to market strategies.
In this podcast, we explain the forces shaping the access network, the prevalent technologies and deployment considerations, and explain how ACG is planning to address these market inefficiencies along many dimensions in its newly created Broadband Access Transformation practice.