Light Reading

India Targets Its Data Bottleneck

Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes
10/31/2011
50%
50%
Repost This

Exponential subscriber growth, the launch of 3G services and BWA deployment, as well as an impending data boom are all ready to create a bottleneck for Indian telecom transmission networks. Focus has therefore shifted to building next-generation optical networks to fulfill the requirements of carrying voice, data and video on the same transport network efficiently.

A new architectural approach is needed – one that optimally combines optical transport and routing technologies to achieve scalable and cost-effective IP transport for any new service demand.

The latest Heavy Reading Insider, "India Gears Up for an Optical Transport Network Boom," explores the issues facing India’s telcos as they revamp their networks to handle bigger traffic loads. The report looks at issues affecting the Aggregation/Metro layers (which includes Carrier/Metro Ethernet) as well as Long Haul (comprising DWDM, OTN, ASON and ROADM), and it explores the prospects for integration of IP and optics, ROADM, OTN with ODUk/ODUflex, MPLS-TP, OAM and requirement of 100GE transport, including the benefits and challenges. It profiles innovations from three vendors active in the Indian optical transport network (OTN) domain.

The need for innovation in India’s transport networks is key to ensuring a high quality of experience (QoE). Ethernet and optical transport will play an important role in the transformation of networks. Hybrid architecture supporting all-native approach (native TDM and native packet) is optimized for mixed environment of TDM and packet traffic, which is going to be the case in India for many years to come. The long-haul network is evolving to OTN-based DWDM, ROADM networking and Optical Transport Hierarchy (OTH) sub-wavelength circuit networking.

Converged packet optical solution would include OTN switching at ODUk/ODUflex, packet switching at Ethernet L2, MPLS and L3, as well as wavelength cross-connect, including colorless/directionless/contention-less with ASON GMPLS based restoration. At the metro/aggregation layer, it is more of MSPP with MPLS-TP as the connection-oriented technology.

Indian service providers expect SDH OAM-like capability from packet transport deployments, which include comprehensive support for IEEE 802.1ag and ITU Y.1731 standards that encompass fault, performance and alarm management capabilities, to become a prerequisite.

Packet-optical transport system (P-OTS) is expected to evolve and be adopted in India over the next few years. This will provide integrated L3 function and higher integration between the layers – eliminating the need to install different systems for each function.

— Arvind Nagasayanam, Contributing Analyst, Heavy Reading Insider


India Gears Up for an Optical Transport Network Boom, a 15-page report, is available as part of an annual subscription (12 monthly issues) to Heavy Reading Insider, priced at $1,595. This report is available for $900. To subscribe, please visit: www.heavyreading.com/insider.

(0)  | 
Comment  | 
Print  | 
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
More Blogs from Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes
The success of NFV and SDN will depend on service assurance, big data, end-to-end orchestration, and a centralized catalog.
The move to 100G in long-haul networks is driving the integration of DWDM transport and OTN switching, finds Heavy Reading.
Service providers are being challenged to enable a digital lifestyle for their corporate clients as well as residential customers.
Big data analytics is creating a multi-billion-dollar revenue opportunity for service providers.
The Evolved Packet Core (EPC) has emerged as one of the leading candidates for network functions virtualization (NFV).
Flash Poll
LRTV Custom TV
Wind River Demonstrates Carrier-Grade Software for NFV

4|22|14   |   5:00   |   (0) comments


Wind River VP of Product Management, Glenn Seiler, takes a look the industry's first and only complete NFV software platform designed specifically for the unique carrier-grade and high-performance needs of telecom networks.
LRTV Documentaries
Cable Eyes Big Technology Shifts

4|16|14   |   03:02   |   (4) comments


US cable engineers are facing a lot of heavy lifting in the coming years, notes Light Reading Cable/Video Practice Leader Alan Breznick.
LRTV Custom TV
Maximizing Customer Experience & Assuring Service Delivery in an IP World

4|15|14   |   4:57   |   (0) comments


Steven Shalita, VP of Marketing, NetScout Systems, Inc., discusses the challenges cable/MSO operators face in assuring the delivery of new IP-based services. Key points include the value of proactively managing performance, and using rich analytics and operational intelligence to better understand service and usage trends, make smarter business decisions and ...
LRTV Documentaries
Bye-Bye DVD: Consumers Embrace Digital Video

4|10|14   |   04:17   |   (7) comments


Veteran video analyst Colin Dixon, founder and principal analyst of nScreenMedia, says research shows 56% are using digital video already.
LRTV Documentaries
Video: TW Cable Puts Multicast Gateways to the Test

4|8|14   |   04:13   |   (1) comment


Tom Gonder, a chief architect at Time Warner Cable, explains how its trial of multicast gateways is impacting IP-based video plans.
LRTV Custom TV
Managing & Monetizing Big Data in Operator Environments

4|7|14   |     |   (1) comment


At Mobile World Congress, Gigamon's Director of Service Provider Solutions, Andy Huckridge, and Heavy Reading Analyst Sarah Wallace discuss the 'big data' issues facing carriers and operators today.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Data Center Energy – Build Your Data Center in a Modular Way

4|7|14   |   2:13   |   (0) comments


Dr. Fang Liangzhou, VP Network Energy Product Line, shared his thoughts about the challenges for data centers during CeBIT 2014.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Agile Network Solution – An Overview of Huawei's Agile Network Solution

4|7|14   |   2:31   |   (0) comments


Ajay Gupta, Director of Product Marketing, Networking Product Line, gives an overview of the Agile Network Solutions during CeBIT 2014.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei’s eLTE Voice Trunking, Video and Data Applied for Railways

4|7|14   |   1:38   |   (0) comments


Gottfried Winter is the Sales Director at Funkwerk, a German specialist in GSM-r terminals and a long-time partner of Huawei. At CeBIT 2014, Winter talks to Light Reading about this partnership and the integration of enhanced voice trunking, video and data functions.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
LeaseWeb Speaks Highly of Huawei's Datacenter Products

4|7|14   |   1:37   |   (0) comments


Rene Olde Olthof, Operations Director LeaseWeb, talks about the next data center transformation during CeBIT 2014.
LRTV Documentaries
Comcast: Reshaping the Cable Network Architecture

4|3|14   |   07:11   |   (8) comments


Shamim Akhtar, Comcast's architect and senior director of network strategy, explains why the cable company is moving to a more distributed network architecture.
LRTV Custom TV
VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger at Mobile World Congress

4|1|14   |   3:41   |   (0) comments


VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger speaks to Heavy Reading about the value of virtualization spanning from the data center to service provider networks to mobile devices.
Hot Topics
WhatsApp Threatens Carrier VoLTE
Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 4/18/2014
The Hungry, Hungry Cloud
Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 4/22/2014
Who's Ready to Play Broadband?
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/21/2014
What's the Magic of Private Equity?
Carolyn Mathas, 4/22/2014
AT&T Turns Up Gig Heat in 21 New Metros
Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 4/21/2014
Like Us on Facebook
Twitter Feed