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NG-PONs will start to be more than just marketing tools in 2017

Rupert Wood Research Director

"While 5G-readiness is likely to be an often-cited reason for PON upgrades, the scale of FTTP availability may stimulate the ecosystem of applications geared to ultrafast access."

FTTP investment has started to shift towards competing infrastructure and network upgrades. Until recently, NG-PONs have delivered little more than kudos. This comment focuses on why next-generation PONs will start to increase this year.