The rise of Carrier Ethernet in telecom service providers' deployment plans points directly to the need for a simpler, lower-cost carrier access and metro transport technology to handle a growing amount of consumer and enterprise content. Carrier Ethernet may well rival traditional Sonet/SDH-like connections and operations, as well as the long-held believe that MPLS technology will be the transport connection of choice. Even with standards work still underway, this presentation will shed light on why Carrier Ethernet is on the fast-track in carrier networks.
VIDEO - This week's video blog looks at vendor moves to invest in content-enabling technology, broadband stimulus grant distribution, service provider IPTV plans, and a host of additional telecom essentials.
Definition - A session border controller (SBC) is a dedicated hardware device or software application that governs the manner in which phone calls are initiated, conducted and terminated on a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) network. Phone calls are referred to as sessions.
Definition - A femtocell is a wireless access point that improves cellular reception inside a home or office building. The device, which resembles a wireless router, essentially acts as a VOIP repeater.
Definition - IPTV (Internet Protocol television) is a method of distributing television content over IP that enables a more customized and interactive user experience. Among other things, IPTV could allow people who were separated geographically to watch a movie together, while also chatting and exchanging files simultaneously... (Continued)