Today, next-generation DWDM and Ethernet services are rapidly expanding as demand comes from almost every enterprise, data center, cloud and telecom service provider, scaling to terabits per second. This increase is driven by demand for cloud services bandwidth accessed via IP virtual private networks (VPNs), Ethernet services and 5G mobile backhaul transport.
Network Operators are rapidly evolving their networks to disaggregated and programmable Packet Optical technologies to improve upon the capabilities of their legacy, DWDM/SONET/TDM networks.
This migration supports the large influx of packet optical and packet-based services and software that is becoming part of every customer’s ecosystem, providing huge benefits to the network operator. However, despite these trends and benefits, mission-critical networks operators cannot, and should not, risk a negative customer experience during these migrations.