What happens when an R6 operator is out of the loop?
Operators are out of control.
The operator who is currently in charge of the network is often the one with the biggest budget, who has the most to lose, and is the one most likely to make the worst decisions.
For operators like Comcast, which is still reeling from the massive outages that plagued the network this past weekend, this means that they can’t make big investments in the next few weeks to prepare for the inevitable outage.
Instead, they will be forced to wait until the next round of maintenance, when they will face another wave of high-frequency outages.
The operators are already suffering from a crippling cash crunch as Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon are expected to announce more major changes to their networks in the coming weeks.
This means that operators can no longer spend big on infrastructure upgrades and they will have to rely on what is left from last week’s outage to survive.
With a limited number of days to plan, it will be interesting to see how Comcast, Bell, and others handle the next outages, and if they will make a big bet on the next update.
This article was originally published on The Next Blog, which you can follow here.