Wireless and fixed line carriers are making significant investments in policy management and analytics. Policy management solutions enable carriers to efficiently manage their networks, making maximum use of their network infrastructure and deliver services that match the expectations of their subscribers. Network analytics allow carriers to understand what applications and services are being used by […]
Demand for 100Gbit/s (100G) network connections is growing rapidly. Initial deployments in the long-haul network and data center are now being eclipsed by the widespread deployment of 100G interfaces in the metro network. The latest core routers, metro Ethernet switches, long haul and metro DWDM systems and large data center switches support 100G interfaces. Many […]
Packet-optical transport is now widely used by carriers across their networks. It brings the advantages of Sonet/SDH (synchronous digital hierarchy), dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) and packet-based networks, delivering a scalable and resilient transport infrastructure. Packet-optical transport is used in the core of the network providing a highly reliable long distance connection, in the metro […]
The Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture (ATCA) has been available for more than 10 years and has proven very scalable, with switching developing from Gigabit Ethernet (GE) to 10GE and now 40GE, and power/cooling per slot growing from 200W to 450W or 500W. All Tier 1 telecom equipment providers, and many Tier 2/3 telecom equipment providers, […]
Network traffic continues to grow, driven by 4G smartphones, video on demand (VoD) and cloud-based applications. To meet these requirements service providers need networking systems with much greater packet processing capabilities that can handle at least 100Gbit/s bandwidths. This report analyses the use of multicore processors and NPUs by telecom equipment manufacturers, based on a […]
Most high performance servers have 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GE). A growing number of users are choosing 10GBase-T interfaces with twisted pair cables in place of SFP+ modules and optical cables. The introduction of Intel Romley processors has caused a step change in the demand for 10Gbit/s interfaces on servers. This report details and analyzes 10GBase-T […]
Global Internet traffic continues to grow rapidly with video services driving exponential growth in both broadband and wireless networks. Switch chipsets and integrated switch devices are at the core of high performance networking systems and many equipment manufacturers are using merchant silicon rather than in-house designs. This report details and analyzes high-performance switch chipsets and […]
This report, based on an exclusive worldwide survey, reveals some key dynamics in the ATCA market. Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture (ATCA) provides a compelling platform for many telecom applications, allowing telecom equipment providers to quickly develop carrier-grade solutions.
The rapid growth of broadband in both fixed and wireless networks has made policy management a critical element of any network infrastructure. This report analyzes leading DPI and policy management system vendors (and the components they use), DPI and multicore processor vendors, and DPI and policy management software vendors.
Demand for data traffic across the network is growing rapidly, and this is driving the need for 100Gbit/s (100G) interfaces. This report analyzes the current and projected use of 100Gbit/s optical modules and PHY semiconductor components by telecom equipment manufacturers, based on the results of an exclusive worldwide survey.