What's a service provider to do? Optimize that network and optimize it now, wherever you can. Providers have a range of options from compression to network virtualization, and SearchTelecom.com's Michael Morisy will be zeroing in on the possibilities over the next two months in his Telecom Network Optimization Options series.
Speaking of network virtualization, Juniper Networks is making a splash with its virtualization announcement, which will no doubt prompt major competitive response. Uncommon Wisdom blogger Tom Nolle casts his insightful eye on Juniper's announcement, and IDC's Eve Griliches says network virtualization will fundamentally change telecom networks.