Has your network architecture overstayed its welcome? Sure, it’s served you well for the last decade but today’s optical transport equipment with packet-based switches won’t be able to effectively support the coming wave of bandwidth hungry cloud applications. It’s time for a more innovative approach: multi-layer packet-optical network architectures provide the flexibility and efficiency you need to support the applications of the future as well as the next-gen infrastructure technologies you need to maximize resource utilization.
P-OTS, or packet-optical transport systems, were introduced to the market a few years ago. These products were created to meet the requirements of operators trying to cope with massive amounts of data traffic. The goal was to make transport networks more supportive of data services, more resilient, more manageable and more cost-effective. But have the systems lived up to expectations? Are they meeting operators’ goals for next-generation transport?
Now that we’ve outlined the clear need for Active Ethernet, in addition to GPON, let’s take a look at who will benefit.
Installing Active Ethernet on top of a GPON network is not cheap. To make it worth the investment, the path to a significant increase in revenue must be clear. The good news is that it is crystal-clear what type of customer will benefit from and appreciate Active Ethernet. In other words, if you want these categories of customers, you better have Active Ethernet available.
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