VX Fiber Connected Britain Our Story 2021 - Flipbook - Page 36
A very similar precedent occurred when App stores were
introduced, unlocking the full potential of smartphones
on a level playing field with low barriers to entry for
developers. The explosive growth in smartphone take-up
was a direct consequence of the open application platform
enabling innovators to deliver a wide variety of new services
via Apps in a highly competitive market.
The Active Open Access approach is designed to unlock
the full potential of broadband networks, leading to
rapid services development, and driving rapid growth in
subscriber take-up. Subscriber empowerment is key to this
growth, with the platform providing the freedom to pick
and choose whatever services subscribers want through a
powerful and intuitive multi-service and support interface
– all in one place.
With VX Fiber’s Active Open Access networks, predominant
broadband services (e.g. Internet, telephone and streaming
TV) will be joined more prominently by a wide range of new
and innovative services. These will include Online Health
Services, Distance Learning, Smart Home, Private Clouds,
Smart Grid, Smart Transport, Emergency Communications,
the Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart City Applications.
There are no limits to how many more new applications and
services can be introduced. VX Fiber’s Active Open Access
FTTP infrastructure is unrestricted and future-proof.
Subscribers are firmly in charge of how they use their
new full fibre broadband network and will be able to
switch between Service Providers and plans as quickly
as their contract terms allow. In fact, switching between
Service Providers or provisioning new services onto the
network can be automatically activated within seconds
of a subscriber making their choice. This subscriber
empowerment forces Service Providers to up their game
when it comes to the quality of service and support.
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VX Fiber’s Point-to-Point approach to Active Open Access
also delivers better security. With VX Fiber’s automated
virtualisation, subscribers can now slice their broadband
connections into multiple private networks independent of
their Service Provider.
Via VX Fiber’s Service Demarcation Device (SDD), users
can decide on the fly, whether they want to access a
service over the public internet or over a private network
for security, privacy, or quality of service reasons. With the
Point-to-Point nature of a full fibre provision, there’s no
sharing of information with neighbours. Imagine being able
to establish a secure private connection for online banking
transactions or a private network between a home and a
This approach also unlocks a whole raft of Smart Grid and
Smart City applications that cannot currently run over the
internet due to privacy and security concerns. All these
constraints are removed with the Active Open Access
model for broadband networks.
It’s time for the era of closed networks to end.
In summary, digital transformation can be fully realised if
access to high speed, robust and reliable communications
networks and services is made available for all. An Active
Open Access network infrastructure provides for a much
healthier business ecosystem, one that is focused on
improved service levels. This drives companies to innovate
and compete with a wider range of applications and leads
to rapid growth in subscriber uptake. When all of these
things are combined, costs can be driven down.
VX Fiber’s innovative Active Open Access model is the
future of broadband networks and, crucially, it is designed
for the benefit of subscribers not large corporations.
With access to the best state-of-the-art technology and
services, both individuals and communities can thrive and
realise their full potential.