This paper explores lessons learned the hard way, gaps discovered and filled, as well as processes developed to improve issue detection and lower mean time to repair (MTTR). The paper focuses upon factors to keep both maintenance technicians and customers happy, including:
This paper begins by outlining the evolution of service provider networks, and then describes why and how the migration to a distributed access architecture is necessary and beneficial. The paper then expands into features that can be implemented with DAAs and discusses the topic of virtualization. Finally, the paper explores how the implementation of DOCSIS 4.0 could be implemented in DAA networks.