Optical/IP Networks

LR Launches IP DSLAM Survey

Light Reading has just launched the first phase of a project aimed at creating a definitive competitive product analysis of IP DSLAMs, one of today's hottest telecom equipment markets.

The project has been kicked off by the publication of a "Who Makes What" report, which invites readers to help refine the way Light Reading defines equipment in this market, and point out omissions in a list of suppliers and products (see Who Makes What: IP DSLAMs). The report invites reader comments on the following issues:

  • How to categorize different types of IP DSLAM
  • How to identify key features and performance metrics and weigh their relative importance
  • How to identify suppliers and products in the IP DSLAM market
In order to do this, the report puts forward initial proposals in each of these areas and then invites readers to suggest modifications and additions, using the message board or by emailing Light Reading.

Readers can weight the importance of different equipment characteristics via an interactive poll covering DSL, Ethernet, IP, QOS, and B-RAS features. In all, opinions on 24 parameters are collected, and the results are displayed to those that take the poll. To take the poll, please click on this link.

Readers are also invited to suggest other characteristics that ought to be taken into account in a competitive analysis of IP DSLAM products.

The next phase of this project will be undertaken by Heavy Reading, Light Reading's market research division. Graham Beniston, a Heavy Reading analyst and author of the Light Reading report, will invite all vendors of IP DSLAMs to submit details of their products, using a questionnaire based on the list of key characteristics coming out of the Light Reading report.

Beniston will use this data to create a granular competitive analysis of IP DSLAM products, similar to the ones that Heavy Reading has published in the past covering Session Border Controllers, Softswitches, and Media Gateways, among others, all produced by Beniston.

To read the Light Reading report, and influence the way that the subsequent Heavy Reading study is conducted, please click on this link.

— The Staff, Light Reading

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