Next generation access networks will eventually replace the current broadband networks. Old and new networks may operate in parallel for a time, but there will be strong business reasons to move to a single, modern access network as super-fast broadband services become mass market. For current network owners, effective transition is likely to be one of the keys to the long term success of these new investments. New networks offer the chance to increase efficiency and reduce operating costs for network operators after transition.
As take-up increases, there will be a desire to transition from old to new networks