IEICE Information and Communication Technology Forum
Broadband access: Drivers and Challenges
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With the explosion of demand for higher capacity multimedia applications, more and more pressure is put on the different building blocks in the end-to-end networks connecting the end user and the content laying deeper in the network. More importantly the traffic shape is changing due to the mixture of traditional and new emer,ging applications that have different quality of service requirements. Therefore the network equipment and its enabling technologies must evolve in order to accommodate these requirements.