How to resolve broadband speed challenges to meet tomorrow’s video needs

According to virtually all industry indicators and reports, network bandwidth consumption will continue to expand rapidly day by day over the coming years.

Cisco’s Global Cloud Index states that annual global data center IP traffic will reach 8.6 zettabytes by the end of 2018. Who knew what a zettabyte was only a couple of years ago?

Global Cloud Index

Three main trends driving this galloping demand for broadband usage and all have in common real time communication and video:

  • Growing popularity of mobile apps, which now impact our daily lives
  • Abundance of social networks and expansion in how they are used
  • Internet of Things (IoT)

Each of these trends alone would require significantly higher internet bandwidth. That all three are trending at the same time poses a serious threat to operators who are unable to intelligently manage and prioritize Internet traffic.

Exploding on-demand video usage on the mobile platform presents telecom operators with a formidable technical challenge: how do you manage bandwidth allocation and prioritization in a scalable way in order to face tremendous demand for more?

As if that’s not challenging enough, as HD video technology improves across devices and platforms, a higher quality of service will be necessary. It is not unreasonable, based on industry forecasts and user trends, to expect that most applications will implement HD technology (one-way or two-way) over the next few years.  HD alone will increase Internet traffic 10-fold every few years.

 

Today’s technologies will have to be sped up and made far more intelligent in order to cope with demanding requirements for negligible latency and ultra-high bandwidth. Better traffic engineering is a necessary ingredient and this will point service providers in the direction of Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) technology. Telco Systems is already a leader in delivering CE 2.0-certified solutions and will continue to expand its offering.

The need for more intelligence will drive the implementation of Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) that can improve the network efficiency.​

Telco Systems’ CloudMetro 100 combines the technology of the Carrier Ethernet switch and NFV/SDN technologies.  CloudMetro 100as well as third party virtualized service applications like firewalls and routing provide solutions that help network operators manage and resolve the bandwidth challenges.

Additional resources

To download the data sheet of the CloudMetro 100 solution click here

To learn more about Telco Systems SDN and NFV solutions click here

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