Network carriers want to provide communications solutions in all areas: mobile access, cable networks, and fixed access to business customers. In the mobile sector, carriers must deliver on their 5G promises without the expensive deployment of new fiber infrastructure. In the cable sector, there will be a significant expansion in deploying fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) links and passive optical networks (PONs).
In the business sector, the most bandwidth-hungry business customers will require high-capacity links of 25G, 50G, or 100G. Carriers want to provide not just this extra capacity but also innovative and personalized connectivity and entertainment services to their customers.