Metro Networking In The Content Age

Nolle, Tom
June 2006
Business Communications Review;Jun2006, Vol. 36 Issue 6, p8
Trade Publication
The article discusses on the impacts of the increasing consumer content traffic of broadband connection on the metro network design. In the U.S. alone, broadband market has reached about 35 million consumers. The author explains that metro network needs to deliver 1.25 gigabytes per second to each central office for a pure Internet protocol television, as being proposed by AT&T Broadband & Internet Services company with Project Lightspeed feature. The author also emphasizes that dumping broadcast channel would not affect traffic load as much as it affect metro network design and technology.


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