Access Network Operations Savings Through Extending Automation (2017)

By John Holobinko & Todd Greene, Cisco Systems, Inc.; Ron Zimmerman, Cox Communications, Inc.

The basic design of optical nodes has gone unchanged for over a decade. This paper explores the notion that rethinking the design and function of the optical node, specifically by incorporating intelligence and leveraging automation, can potentially have a material effect on cable operations expense (OpEx) and network availability.

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