Support Bandwidth: Heavy & Low Latency Dependent Technologies

CORD White paper 1

As more bandwidth-heavy and low latency-dependent technologies become commonplace, CORD deployments need to be equipped to provide the necessary space and services required to handle these technologies efficiently and effectively. CORD was introduced by the Open Network Foundation (ONF) in 2017 with a mission of providing Telco Operators a foundation of understanding and supporting emerging technologies in the Central Office network.

This white paper reviews the development of CORD through ONF and the drivers that allow new technologies such as 5G, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR), etc. to move forward. This is the first paper of a three-paper series on CORD. Later papers will discuss the physical infrastructure products that are required to have a successful CORD solution, as well as how to efficiently install and utilize these products.