Date Added: Sep 2009
The ever-expanding demand for bandwidth from residential and business users has significant implications for an operator's network infrastructure, from the customer edge through the core. According to Enterprise Strategy Group, global bandwidth growth is forecasted to expand at over a million gigabytes (or one petabyte) per month from 2009 to 2010. This pace will only increase. This new wave of bandwidth growth, represents a wonderful revenue opportunity for service providers if they can monetize their investment to handle this growth. This means evolving to a more service-driven networking approach in order to profitably compete in this new environment.