Implications of Carrier SDN

Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is set to revolutionize the networking industry. The concept of SDN involves separation of control plane from the data plane and putting all the intelligence in one single centralized controller. The centralized controller increases the overall agility of a network, thereby making network more flexible and elastic.

The telecom industry is seeing a surge in demand for data bandwidth due to unprecedented growth in usage of smart devices. With the introduction of next-generation technologies, such as LTE, the service providers are under lot of pressure to quickly launch new services and monetize their investments. For this, they need networks and applications that are more intelligent and agile than the current ones. SDN does just that by providing a centralized controller to manage the network elements centrally and simply design of the networks.

SDN provides an opportunity for service providers to quickly launch new services and monetize the networks by quickly provisioning new network elements into existing networks and exposing APIs to develop network applications based on need of services and requirement of end-users. SDN applications such as optimized routing, intelligent traffic steering, monitoring of carrier networks, fast failure detection and switchover help in simplifying the operations and network management of complex carrier-grade networks. These applications would in turn help service providers to reduce time to market of new services and above all, ensure better end-user experience.

For more insights on Carrier SDN, attend our webinar on topic ‘Defining Carrier SDN’. In this webinar, we will examine how SDN helps simplify the operations and management of complex carrier-grade networks, reduce time-to-market for new services, and above all, ensure better end-user experiences.



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