How the “New IP” changes the telecom industry

Telco Systems was recently profiled in a new report by Heavy Reading analyst Simon Stanley entitled Commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) Platforms for the New IP Era: A Competitive Analysis.

The trend toward commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) platforms by service providers is being driven by increased bandwidth demand by consumers for social media, mobile data and cloud computing.

The report discusses what it calls “the New IP”, a virtual and scalable solution that lets service providers meet demand while controlling costs. The New IP represents a shift from conventional networking and data center solutions to a new generation of solutions based on virtualized services and applications. Another benefit is that it can be easily configured to meet customer requirements and cost-effective.

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The report identifies and analyzes vendors developing COTS platforms for telecom and cloud applications, Telco Systems among them. It also includes information on the platforms, components and system OEMs and insights into how the overall New IP COTS market and ecosystem is developing.

Some of the key findings in this report include:

  • Network virtualization and the New IP infrastructure require a new class of COTS platform for telecom and cloud applications.
  • Appliance platforms and modular servers are key scalable platforms for the network edge.
  • The COTS market for IT and telecom suppliers is seeing significant convergence.
  • The new COTS market is being driven by open specifications.

Telco Systems’ OME portfolio enables the transition from Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) to software defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) architectures.

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