The virtualized and converged central office/cable headend

When the first telephone exchanges were built in the 1870s, switchboard operators sitting in a “central office” manually connected two copper wires, allowing people to converse using Alexander Graham Bell’s invention – the telephone. Today it’s mostly fiber optics instead of copper wires—and data switches instead of operators—but the function of the central office or cable headend as an access aggregation point remains essentially the same.

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