Operators running networks today are faced with a multitude of new challenges. Most networks have evolved using a number of different technologies from SONET/SDH to Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) to Ethernet and IP/MPLS.
As networks continue to evolve with new technologies, the real skill often lies in not deploying but in managing these fluid, complex networks.
With networks becoming more dynamic and packet-based, there’s a clear trend to converge network management into a system that provides visibility across the entire network—including new and legacy technologies.
Telecom services are critical during high-demand times like New Year’s celebrations and in natural disasters. To ensure traffic gets through even in the most demanding network conditions, redundancy and resiliency are crucial.
What is the secret sauce behind ensuring there are no failures? Adding the intelligence of a control plane to the optical network.
The Tellabs® 7100 Optical Transport System can support 88 channels of 100 Gigabits/second terminating on 8 different fiber pairs in a single network element. That works out to more than 70 Terabits/second.
That‘s a lot of bandwidth!
According to Infonetics, the primary reasons to deploy SON (self-organizing networks) are OpEx reduction, improvement in capacity, quality, network performance, and small cell usage. I have been hearing exactly the same message in my discussions with service providers all over the world. The fundamental goal of SON is to minimize the network lifecycle-related cost.
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