The rapid evolution of new packet services, the resulting changes in traffic mix, and declining revenue per bit have collectively issued operators a mandate: overcome planning uncertainty, acquire greater cost-effective scalability, utilize bandwidth and network assets better, and manage network performance more effectively.
Streamlining operation and lowering TCO are important. A greater flexibility is necessary to create new services. Effective support for packet-, circuit-, and wavelength services is also required.
Discover the challenges of achieving the new scalability, performance, manageability, and revenue objectives and what you need to meet and overcome them.