To meet growing Internet traffic and increase subscriber access to broadband connectivity, rural service providers need a scalable network architecture that can expand capacity without overbuilding their network or adding operational complexity.
The Converged SDN Transport architecture uses advanced features and technology to help service providers design and migrate to a network that is prepared to scale to meet the increasing bandwidth and performance requirements.
The primary goal for a Converged SDN Transport architecture is to drive simplification into the service provider’s network and operations with a converged and automated transport network that simplifies operations, reduces costs, and enables you to more rapidly launch new revenue generating services.
With the Converged SDN Transport architecture you can reduce the complexity and cost of managing separate network domains for your core, aggregation, and access architecture and unify different residential, business. and mobile access networks. An end-to-end IP network allows you to remove multiple layers of translation (Time-Division Multiplexing-Ethernet-IP) and reduce the amount of redundant equipment needed to operate parallel networks for each service type. Additionally, by integrating coherent optics into routing infrastructure you can remove some physical devices in the network and reduce planning complexity for upgrades, expansions, and changes to the network.
You can also simplify operations with closed-loop automation across all aspects of the network services lifecycle, benefiting from telemetry data and orchestration across network deployment, configuration, provisioning, and operations. You will be able to exceed your customers’ expectations with a programmable, end-to-end IP transport solution based on SDN technologies that are designed to use real-time flow analytics and dynamic routing controls allowing you to more effectively control your network.
Optimized utilization of fiber capacity will help service providers get more out of their fiber assets. With more spectral efficiency, a higher bit rate wavelength can be run over the same fiber, getting more out of your sunk assets. Segment Routing Path Computation Elements (SR-PCE) and other network orchestration or path optimization tools can be used to ensure maximum utilization on existing capacity to lower the instance of overbuilding the network. These tools and elements can also improve network resiliency with automatic rerouting of traffic flows during outages or congestion events.
Build a Converged SDN Transport network architecture while expanding the reach of your broadband infrastructure and improving the resiliency, flexibility, and cost effectiveness of your network.