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First Mile Access Networks and Enabling Technologies by Tony Antony, Ashwin Gumaste

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The Application Business Case

Before we describe the multiple business approaches for providing a solution to the first mile access problem, we must first understand the applications that are growing in demand which create the need for broadband networking. While multiple applications have emerged that seem trivial to describe, considering their non-technical nature, there is still a need from a networking perspective to identify the bandwidth hungry requirements of such applications. It is these applications that are dictating the shift in first mile networks from dial-up networking to more broadband networks. These descriptions enable you to understand the requirement that these high-bandwidth applications put on the underlying network. Recent ...

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