For lots of different
reasons, many carrier
networks today are
Rapid growth, merger and acquisition, and
increased demand for high-bandwidth services
led to network-on-top-of-network, creating
inefficiency and inflexibility. Now, many network
infrastructures are too complex to
update without causing major upheaval.
With unnecessary complexity comes unwarranted
costs. So it makes good business sense
to improve the efficiency of existing operations
to reduce both capital and operating
expenses. The problem is that many networks
are so complicated that it’s hard to know
what really exists in the existing operation.
That also makes it hard to plan for the future....