The increase in the number of connected devices serving a wider range of applications, coupled with the advancements in network technology over the past decade, has driven demand for improved network performance, scalability, and reach. Building or upgrading a high-performing access network is expensive and time-consuming, so the network needs to last for a long time.
Designing the network to be SAFE—Sustainable, Accessible, Flexible and Expandable—allows network operators to maximize their return on investment now and well into the future. AFL, a manufacturer, designer, engineer, installer, and maintainer of fiber optic networks, provides products and solutions that network operators can put into practice to achieve SAFE networks.
In this Executive Summary, based on a webinar of the same title, AFL's Josh Simer explains challenges and opportunities in network operations today and discussed ways to install and maintain a SAFE fiber network.
- Network performance demands have changed with the evolution of digital technology.
- Changing market trends create both business opportunities and challenges for network operators.
- The SAFER™ access network addresses industry challenges.