Cisco on Routed Optical Networking: The operational efficiency of it all (Part 1)￼
I've been covering 5G as a broad subject area for about six years and change. Looking back at that body of work, the vast, vast majority is focused on how operators and technology vendors have advanced the radio access and core networks. But, as Ethernet inventor and internet pioneer Bob Metcalfe told me in an interview when I was still a very green telecom industry journalist, 'You can't have wireless without wires.' As such, it's probably time to start looking into the transport network. And while I'm running late (as usual), the time is still right.