Brocade launches new ‘Network Visibility’ solutions for telcos
By Digital News Asia October 26, 2015
- Software-enabled open solutions for agile, ‘disaggregated’ architecture
- Supports telco operators’ move to 4G/ LTE and future 5G networks
BROCADE Inc has announced new Network Visibility solutions and a partner ecosystem that it said would empower mobile network operators with critical insights into the traffic within their networks.
The new solutions would help them move from closed and monolithic visibility infrastructures and to software-enabled, open, and disaggregated, the company said in a statement.
With an open and software-centric architecture – cornerstones of the New IP )Internet Protocol) – Brocade said it is redefining visibility infrastructures found in mobile packet cores today.
This would enable mobile operators to accelerate their journey to an agile infrastructure that can support the explosive data growth and capacity demands of 4G/ LTE (Fourth Generation/ Long-Term Evolution) and future 5G (Fifth Generation) mobile networks.
Mobile network operators are under significant pressure as the declining Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) derived from voice services is not being sufficiently offset by the ARPU growth from mobile data, Brocade said.
At the same time, customer adoption of Over-The-Top (OTT) services – such as video – is exploding, requiring even more network capacity and performance.
This trend is driving the build-out of 4G/LTE networks and early planning for the upcoming deployment of 5G.
In these transitions, mobile operators are increasingly relying on visibility and analytics to both control costs and enable new premium services and revenue streams. Unfortunately, traditional visibility infrastructures were not designed to support the latest generation of mobile networks, Brocade argued.
“Through the Brocade Network Visibility product family, Brocade is now empowering mobile network operators to optimise their visibility and analytics environments in ways they were unable to before,” said Brocade country manager for Malaysia Sean Ong.
“The network visibility approach we deliver alleviates the challenges of operating a diverse visibility environment, and brings a software-enabled infrastructure and open architecture to the forefront of mobile operator visibility networks,” he added.
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