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With OTN transitioning from submarine and core networks into metro and access networks, operators need to manage fault-finding across a broader network. Recently, ITU-T added OTN functions to the G.709 standard, such as multistage multiplexing, ODUflex, ODU0 and GMP protocol combined with TCM, giving operators the required visibility.
Distributed antenna systems are proliferating as carriers scramble to enhance quality-of-service in densely packed venues such as sports stadiums, shopping malls, and convention centers. In such environments, cell-tower coverage simply cannot handle the dense traffic of tens of thousands of voice calls and the image/video transfers endemic to smartphones.
Everything is changing
As the pressures on operators mount from every direction – OTT competition, data-hungry subscribers and business customers, LTE, and VoLTE – the need for strategically realigned new business models dominates the agenda. Telcos define their competitive advantage by their ability to innovate and to keep pace with – or, better still, ahead of - the changing technology landscape. This means delivering services that consumers will love because they can enhance the mobile lifestyle. On top of that, it means meeting the ever more sophisticated requirements of enterprise customers.
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