OEN failure sounds familiar

The downfall of Texas-based Optical Entertainment Network, a highly-touted fiber-to-the-home provider, sounds unfortunately familiar to anyone in telecom who has ever worked for a company in which differing technology philosophies caused an organizational split, and where high management turnover left the company without the guidance it needed to deploy effectively. At least, that's what some unnamed former employees of OEN have told Telephony.

In OEN's case, the technology debate reportedly was passive optical network versus active Ethernet. In shutting down, OEN generally cited circumstance beyond the company's control. Technology decisions and the ability to maintain a sense of deployment realism are things that must be under control for any firm to succeed.

For more:
- check out this story in Telephony

Related articles:
- OEN discontinued service earlier this month

 

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