A Fresh Look at Access Aggregation: BLC 6000 Multi-Service Access Platform

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Executive Summary

At what point does access aggregation become network transport? Why are some access aggregation solutions better suited for service provider networks than traditional edge aggregation network elements than others? These questions are often debated by small to mid-sized service providers and decisions inevitably come down to price, performance and value. And to borrow an old quip from politics, "Where one stand depends upon where one sits." The answers to these questions depend on the service provider's network design perspective and the position of potential equipment suppliers.

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