Posts about Core Network

There is a lot of excitement in the industry regarding immersive experiences, but what exactly are they? From a virtual reality (VR) perspective, the experience is typically a computer-generated simulation or recreation of a real-life environment or scenario. It immerses the user by making them feel like they are experiencing the simulated reality firsthand, primarily through the stimulation of vision and hearing ...
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We’re in the midst of the most ambitious rebuilding of our networks in the past decade. The continued demand for data-intensive video applications combined with a need for seamless connectivity across mobile and fixed devices is driving the redevelopment of our core networks. This rebuilding is focused on flexible architectures that can scale to meet bandwidth requirements as and when required. Yet while video may be the key driver here, people often overlook the raft of applications that these new networks are enabling. In fact, there are some applications that have the potential to radically alter the very way we live.
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After a busy few weeks of shows, briefings and meetings, I was able to spend some time over the weekend digesting what’s proven to be a whirlwind of new ideas, new technologies and ultimately new ways of networking. Throughout this time, I’ve had one phrase continually moving through my mind: optical reboot. Looking back, it’s clear that everything I’ve seen over the past few months has its genesis in this phrase. Indeed, I firmly believe that the first stage of this reboot is happening right now.
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Bandwidth demand growing exponentially for years while revenue per bit is dropping causes service provider margins to diminish. When combining this trend with unpredictable traffic patterns and a peak-to-average traffic ratio that is increasing quickly due to the adoption of cloud computing and social media applications, technology that will help service providers to streamline their operations and reduce total cost of ownership is needed badly.
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