Due to falling voice revenues, technological advances, and rising customer expectations, telecoms are transforming their operations through strategic investments which vary greatly throughout the world.
Asia, the Americas and Europe are continuing to move inexorably towards higher data speeds for larger sections of their populations; while developing countries who have leapfrogged into mobile services are eagerly awaiting the chance to move massively into new broadband services.
The next phase will be the worldwide proliferation of Triple Play which combines voice, television and Internet on a high-speed platform.
This will eventually segue into a Quadruple Play environment, when wireline networks, wireless and mobile seamlessly merge.
That is why telecom operators urgently need to leverage their infrastructure assets and reconfigure their copper and optical fiber infrastructures.
What OEMs and telecoms expect from cable manufacturers :