Connecting Rural America - Service Provider Cost and Capacity Challenges

Presented by

Terry Young, Director of Service Provider Marketing, A10 Networks | Patrick Stevenson, Senior Network Engineer, Shentel

About this talk

Somewhere between 22 and 43 million Americans are without adequate broadband service. Regional and rural service providers, spurred by recent FCC funding, are building out networks to extend coverage to underserved communities and provide faster, more secure, and innovative services. One critical area that can be overlooked in the long list of network requirements is the need to provide IPv4-IPv6 connectivity. A typical operator building out to just 10,000 new subscribers could easily spend $320,000 for the IPv4 addresses – that’s $320k that could be spent on building coverage to one more hospital, passing more homes and new services to remote areas. The price of scarce IPv4 addresses keeps rising and can become a surprising and unexpected cost for many operators. IPv6 is often not a viable near-term option as adoption is still uneven with many websites, subscriber devices, and servers currently supporting IPv4 only. Join this webinar with Patrick Stevenson from Shentel, a premier telecom and internet service provider, and Terry Young Director of Service Provider Marketing at A10 Networks to learn: • How Covid19 has exposed the digital divide – globally and in the US • The IPv4-IPv6 Conversion Dilemma • IPv4 and CGNAT - Cost and capacity considerations for bridging the digital divide • Deployment success stories from real-world regional service providers using CGNAT
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