Light Reading: “What’s at the End of the CORD?”

The whole notion of a Central Office Re-architected as a Data Center (CORD) is the telecom industry’s way of taking innovative data center technologies, including virtualization and software-driven services, and feeding them into the broadband access network.

But does CORD work? And if so, what value is it delivering?

During a session on “The Next-Gen Central Office/Headend” at Light Reading’s recent Big Communications Event (BCE), panelists had some early conclusions to share. Among them, and perhaps most notably, the CORD approach appears to generate returns faster by creating new revenue streams than it does by helping operators save money through network upgrades.

Read more from Mari Silbey on Light Reading.


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