Date Added: Nov 2009
Service providers are evolving their networks to meet the challenge of deploying new revenue-generating services, driven by mobile and Web 2.0 applications, while containing operating costs. These new services demand high-bandwidth, always-on reliability, fast time-to-market and high quality of service. ASON/GMPLS is a key component for building networks to meet this challenge. The ASON/GMPLS control plane coordinates the operations and provisioning of multilayer networks that provide the capacity and scale to support new innovative services while optimizing network resources. This gives service providers the ability to build and manage networks efficiently, control operating costs, and support emerging traffic demands.