Service providers rate Cisco, Alcatel-Lucent and Juniper as top edge router and/or CES vendors

Telecom Lead India: Service providers rate Cisco,
Alcatel-Lucent, and Juniper as the top service provider edge router and/or CES

Cisco and Juniper also top the list of core router

The 3-headed monster of video, mobility, and the cloud
is putting enormous pressure on operator networks, and throwing more routers at
the problem isn’t the answer because traffic is rising much faster than
equipment prices are falling,” said Michael Howard, Infonetics Research’s
co-founder and principal analyst for carrier networks.

This is driving a fundamental shift in how IP edge
networks are being architected, with carriers combining their fixed and mobile
networks for operational efficiencies and using caching and content delivery
networks (CDNs) to move frequently used content closer to the consumer,
speeding up response times and greatly reducing the amount of traffic crossing
the network,” Howard added.

Infonetics Research survey shows the top 3 drivers for
deploying CDNs are providing a better quality of experience for customers,
network optimization, and reducing the cost and traffic load associated with
delivering over-the-top (OTT) video content.

Over 50 percent of service provider respondents plan to
deploy transparent caching or CDNs by 2014.

4/5 of respondent operator networks carry mobile traffic.

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