“Faster innovation and flexibility in adopting the latest technology is the top driver for leading operators to adopt disaggregated networks. The operational complexity of dealing with multiple vendors and a lack of standards/immature standards are the top barriers to adopting open and disaggregated optical networks.”
Faster innovation and flexibility in adopting the latest technology is the top driver leading operators to adopt disaggregated networks based on the survey results. This factor was selected by 51% of respondents (see Figure 8). Forming a second tier of motivators is the ability to launch new services and increase revenue (selected by 39% of respondents) and capex reduction (selected by 38%). Faster innovation and increasing revenue are related factors, as faster innovation plays a crucial role in launching new services.
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