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Telecom industry professionals at CeBIT expect to see fully converged IP-based networks within 3 years, says Laurel's survey
March 16, 2005
HANNOVER, Germany -- Telecom industry professionals attending CeBIT believe that DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) and IP (Internet Protocol) will be the preferred transport technologies for video in tomorrow's networks. That was the finding of a survey of CeBIT attendees conducted by Laurel Networks, Inc., which showcased the triple play capabilities of its ST200(TM) Service Edge Router at the DSLHome(TM) booth at CeBIT this past week.
The survey of visitors to the show's major telecommunications hall found that attendees expect to see converged IP-based networks for voice, video and data within three years. Survey-takers identified government regulation as the single largest hurdle to deployment, with regulation bypassing deployment expense, operational costs and technology complexity as impediments to the growth of triple play networks.
"It's interesting that regulation - not technology - is seen as the largest barrier today to delivering video over the last mile," said Steve Vogelsang, vice president of marketing at Laurel Networks. "As regulatory issues are sorted out, the next challenge service providers will face is building scalable, highly-reliable infrastructure networks that can deliver high-speed video content to users. From our standpoint, we believe that high availability and platform density will be key ingredients to delivering on the promise of triple play."
Laurel Networks polled 100 industry professionals during the annual CeBIT show in Hanover, Germany. The company delivers high-capacity routing technology that enables service providers to offer enhanced network scalability, enabling a full range of services from standard Internet-only service delivery to full-fledged triple-play capabilities.
Laurel Networks Inc.
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