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May 29, 2012

Scaling the IP Core Network to 100G and Beyond with the Alcatel-Lucent 7950 XRS

By Beecher Tuttle, TMCnet Contributor

The proliferation of bandwidth-hungry devices, along with the ever-increasing demand for mobile video and cloud applications, has put a great deal of pressure on the core networks of today's service providers. They need to find ways to take advantage of traffic growth rather than viewing it as an obstacle to sustained profitability.

The clear answer to overcoming the challenges associated with unabated Web traffic growth is to expand the capacity requirements of the Internet backbone and peering points. This requires making the move to 100Gb/s (Gigabits per second or 100G).

In addition, service providers need to respond to elevating traffic levels in the metro IP core network, which needs to scale alongside the Internet backbone while also providing the flexibility to support a wide range of routing and switching functions, as well as IP and Ethernet infrastructure services... Read More

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