CSPs of the Future — High Fibre: Canadian Fibre-Optic Networks
This IDC study examines the current drivers of growth of optical networking and provides brief profiles of more than three dozen national, regional, and local optical networks in Canada. Modern communications are increasingly dependent on fibre optics as high-speed optical networks increasingly pervade every segment of communications."Fibre-optic networking is an increasingly strategic and competitive segment in the C$46 billion communications sector driven by a resurgent boom in the proliferation and growth of optical networks throughout Canada," says study author Lawrence Surtees, vice president and principal analyst in the Communications Practice at IDC Canada Ltd. "The imperative of making fibre-optic access ubiquitous dovetails with the urgent imperative of service providers to invest in next-generation network technologies and architectures over the coming decade. Bandwidth, after all, is like closets, and we can never have enough."