There can be no question that there’s something radical happening in our industry, something that will transform the very foundations of our network and more importantly, how we use it. I believe we’re at the beginning of what industry analyst, Andrew Schmidt, refers to as the optical reboot - the biggest rebuild of our networks in over a decade.
Earlier this week, I was part of a media discussion and was asked what the optical reboot means to me. After a few moments, I replied that the optical reboot is all about scale and simplicity. It’s about scaling the network to meet customers’ bandwidth expectations and service providers’ needs to drive profitability. It’s about creating simplicity to automate the network and simplify multi-layer operations.
“The summer of 2012 is going to be a busy one and you could be forgiven for thinking that London will be closed for everyone not involved in the Olympic and Paralympic Games, from the Queen’s Jubilee in early June to ‘back to school’ time in September.
It is certain that London will be extremely busy next summer - but London and the rest of the UK will be open for business. The same certainly goes for BT Wholesale and Openreach.”
Mick Wayman, Managing Director,
London 2012 Programme,
Click the Link to see how BT are going to manage the potential disruption of the games.