Track 1: Core/Legacy Networks

Strategies to Extend the Life of Your Legacy Telecom Investment by Fighting Obsolescence

August 16, 2018 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

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Mike Dazio


This talk was recently presented by Mike Dazio at the IEEE Workshop on Communications, Quality and Reliability (May, 2016 and May,2017) and focus on the issues facing service providers as they struggle to maintain legacy telecom networks. The goal is to extend the life of your legacy telecom investment by fighting obsolescence. This talk focuses on issues and solutions that are relevant to service providers:

Market Trends

* Aging telecom network
* Subscribers decreasing 10% per year
* Wireline maintenance costs increasing
* Vendors exiting legacy business
* Lack of technical support and repair capability threaten major service disruption
* Cost to Migrate to next generation is too expensive

Solutions to Extend the life of Legacy Systems

* Assess the network for legacy products
* Manage OEM vendors (Determine End of Life dates)
* Assess the network for legacy products
* Assess Technical Support Issues
* Assess Repair Issues