Video is rapidly creating new data traffic and exceeding the bandwidth that service providers are able to support. Service providers that want to offer triple-play and IPTV services need to build reliable aggregation networks that can deliver advanced services now and in the future. The Brocade MLX Series and NetIron CES 2000 Series routers are ideal for this type of environment because of their low-latency and high-port density design.
As the popularity of value-added triple-play and IPTV services such as Network Personal Video Recorder (Network PVR) and Video On Demand (VoD) soars, service providers need to future-proof their network to be 10 GbE-ready near the access nodes and capable of speeds beyond 10 GbE in the aggregation and backbone layers. For Fiber To the Home (FTTH) offerings, this requires compact nodes that can scale as high as 100 Mbps to 1 Gbps to each consumer.
To meet these needs, Brocade MLX routers provide high-density 10 GbE interfaces along with wire-speed performance and the ability to form multiport, multislot trunks over multiple 10 GbE ports—to go beyond 10 GbE speeds. The low-latency, and advanced Quality of Service (QoS) system architecture, along with wire-speed performance, make them ideal for deployment of bandwidth-intensive services that are required in triple-play networks.
In addition, service providers are increasingly locating access devices closer to residential subscribers in an effort to increase the amount of bandwidth to each user. The location of a large number of such access devices also increases the need for efficient aggregation. The NetIron CES 2000 Series features compact 1U switches that support Provider Bridge/Provider Backbone Bridge technologies. With up to 48 ports of 1 GbE fiber and two ports of 10 GbE in a compact platform, the NetIron CES 2000 can be used for efficient and scalable FTTx deployments with rich multicast-based services.
Veracity Networks leverages a highly scalable and reliable network from Brocade to increase its high-value commercial customer base while meeting voice, video, and data service demands of residential customers
Recently, there has been an increasing interest in deploying IPTV services among telecom operators who provide broadband access services to residential subscribers. This paper details the Brocade solution for delivering IPTV service in telco networks.