Momentum Building for Collapsing Networks into Layer C and Layer T

Jay Gill, Principal Product Marketing Manager Jay Gill, Principal Product Marketing Manager

By Jay Gill, Principal Product Marketing Manager

The sign posts for a revolution in network architecture keep accumulating. Not only are service providers making bold statements about how fast they plan to transform their networks, some of them are already leveraging network innovation to deliver new services to the market.

A May 28 webinar hosted by Infonetics Research, now part of IHS, highlighted a few points to reinforce this trend.

Michael Howard, Senior Research Director at IHS, revealed data from recent research that virtually all carriers now plan to deploy Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) in some form and well over 80% plan to apply SDN to the transport layer, aka “Transport SDN.”


Clearly, the question is no longer “IF” service providers will transform, it’s “WHEN.”

To answer that, Stu Elby, Infinera’s SVP, Cloud Network Strategy & Technology, highlighted two real-world…

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