Track 1: Core/Legacy Networks

Upgrading Legacy Networks to Next Generation Technologies

August 15, 2018 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

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Al Errico

BICSI – 1 CEC, ETA – 3 CEC’s

For both wired and wireless operators, meeting subscriber expectations requires modernizing outdated, expensive networks that were not designed for today’s technology and business environments. To meet these demands, network operators are moving to next generation platforms such as Ethernet and DWDM and away from outdated TDM, SONET and DCS technologies. These legacy systems occupy costly floor space; use excessive power, tap limited resources for operation and maintenance and act as a barrier to implementing next generation services. The days of big, single application machines are over and new systems are designed to be multi-service, delivering a variety of functions in a single system. While network modernization results in many benefits, it must be approached in a way that ensures live traffic is uninterrupted and goals are achieved within budget.

This presentation will focus on the issues operators need to consider before beginning the network transformation process. It will include various modernization methods, benefits of upgrading to next generation technologies, operational cost savings as well as end-to-end turnkey services needed to upgrade the network.