Network traffic management: Easing broadband congestion

Operators face complex network traffic management challenges posed by multiple services running over the same network with different class-of-service requirements. They must find rational solutions to manage congested broadband networks.

Operators facing network traffic management challenges must find rational solutions to ease broadband network congestion and must deploy deep packet inspection.

Network traffic management was a snap when telecom carriers worked with a one-to-one service-to-network ratio. But those siloed networks cost a lot more to operate, and now are just out of fashion.

Operators face complex network traffic management challenges posed by multiple services running over the same network with different class-of-service requirements. What's needed? Rational solutions to manage congested broadband networks and judicious ways to deploy deep packet inspection without inciting regulatory riots.

No discussion of network traffic management is complete without words of wisdom on managing traffic in managing access and aggregation networks and in the newly dubbed "middle mile."

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This was last published in December 2009

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