Evolution of Mobile Network Visibility: ACG HotSeat with Sanjay Munshi, Brocade



Sanjay Munshi, Senior Director of Product Management at Brocade Communications, and Ray Mota, CEO of ACG Research, discuss Brocade’s significant new network visibility product announcement: carrier-grade, physical and virtual network packet brokers, virtual TAPs, an SDN based session director and a single pane of glass management application. Sanjay highlights the challenges operators have in 4G/LTE visibility, how to address them in a cost effective manner and the critical need for new, next-generation network visibility architectures as mobile operators ramp up to virtual EPC and 5G with billions of M2M connections and Internet of Things in the not too distant future.

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Aug. 11, 2020

Special-purpose networks, such as IP-VPNs, SD-WANs, and low-latency trading networks have been offered by CSPs for many years but engender large extra capex and opex costs. Re-imagining these networks as slices of a common network infrastructure promises to decrease the capex cost, but makes them more complex to plan, instantiate, and manage across the network domains. Moreover, the requirements of network slicing extend across every area of the network as well as network and business operations and the supporting OSS and BSS software systems. It will be a long journey. ACG Research is studying and following these journeys by the standards bodies, service providers, and vendors as they create the sliced network of the future.

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