At the LTE World Summit in Amsterdam, telecoms.com caught up with Jonathan A. Morgan, of solutions marketing at Cisco, which recently acquired Starent Networks. Morgan spoke about the disruptive influence of LTE and how the evolution of packet core technologies can help operators make money off the network.
Ericsson, the Swedish telecommunications network supplier has won a multi-year deal to supply Canada’s Rogers network with an end-to-end LTE network.
Chinese vendor ZTE has launched an end-to-end 100G carrier network solution, designed to help operators cater for HD video services and cloud computing services, which have led to a massive spike in network traffic. The ZXWM M920 and ZXONE 8000 offer 80-wave, 100G ultra-wide system capacity, enabling a smooth upgrade from 10G to 100G.
The Nortel fire sale continues with the company this week announcing the auction of its Carrier Networks Packet Core assets.
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With the recent explosive growth of mobile broadband, operators are facing a range of new business and technology challenges to maintain profitability and prepare for an even brighter future for packet data services. The paper focuses on the impacts on mobile packet core networks of the various challenges. These include driving down CAPEX, reducing packet core OPEX, incorporating functionality supporting service aware business models, smooth evolution of core architectures to 4G, moving service & transport layer architectures towards All-IP & IMS, and transforming core and service layers to support relevant radio access standards.