Arelion's Mattias Fridström: Network disaggregation ain't easy, it's necessaryArelion's Mattias Fridström: Network disaggregation ain't easy, it's necessary
Arelion's Mattias Fridström joins the podcast to discuss why disaggregation in service provider networks is necessary and 'good in our industry,' but also 'keeps everyone on their toes and keeps the operators buying the latest and greatest gear.'
Mattias Fridström, chief evangelist for Arelion, joins the podcast to discuss why disaggregation in service provider networks is necessary and "good in our industry," but also "keeps everyone on their toes and keeps the operators buying the latest and greatest gear."
He also discusses Arelion's approach to using pluggable optics and why he believes 400G bandwidth is good enough for now.
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Here are a few topics we covered:
Update on Arelion's wholesale business. (04:36)
How Arelion operates its optical network in Europe and the US and the two main use cases for that network. (05:50)
The business case for using pluggable optics. (08:37)
Analyzing Internet traffic patterns (14:32)
How the use of pluggables aligns with the trend toward disaggregation in service provider networks. (15:58)
Why 400G is "big enough" for now and there's no need to "stress" about immediately deploying 800G. (21:48)
Telecom topics covered in Fridström's podcast, The Connectivity Podcast. (25:18)
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