Friday, January 14

Deep Service: The Missing Link In Broadband


Critical Telecom, an investor-backed DSLAM startup with between 40 and 50 employees, advocates that standards-compliant IP service features should be created and reside in network access elements closer to end customers, ostensibly then enabling a more efficient and more reliable delivery of offerings over any combination of wireline, fixed wireless and/or mobile wireless systems. A white paper issued by the privately-held company contrasts this newer concept of architecture and methodology against the current practice of creating broadband services within core service networks and then delivering the services to end users via broadband remote access servers (BRAS) located at the metro/access boundary, the so-called network edge. The white paper, Deep Service: The Missing Link In Broadband, can be found at