February 19, 2019 by Lingaraj Patil

New Networks: The Advantage of a Clean Sheet of Paper


Building a new network, may seem like a daunting task, but you have the luxury of starting with a clean sheet of paper and that comes with some big advantages.  

First, you can build a network that is unencumbered by the limitations of a past design thinking. Using the latest innovations in software platforms, networks can be tailor made to stay ahead of fast changing subscriber demands as they move from watching high definition videos to using applications like cloud gaming, virtual reality, and augmented reality. These new applications require not only higher bandwidth but also lower latency. Legacy network architectures were not designed to handle these applications. Their many cascading, standalone network elements increase provisioning complexity and application latency.

Second, you can build a network that significantly reduces the steps it takes to provision a single service by 75 percent. When it comes to building a network, “less is more.” Reducing the number of network elements by consolidating different standalone network functions like routing, aggregation, subscriber management, and access into a single system helps you accelerate your business at a dramatically reduced cost. You can manage and monitor your access and edge networks from one application, greatly simplifying the work flow, which in turn enables you to run your network more efficiently and effectively with limited staff.

Third, a simplified network centered around a powerful software platform and not bulky and inflexible hardware systems, puts you in control. You can innovate faster by simply adding new software modules instead of going through a more cumbersome new hardware introduction process. Fewer hardware nodes also means fewer provisioning and failure points, this reduces your provisioning time and minimizes errors which means you can deliver more stringent SLA services to your subscribers and monetize them. 

Service providers who have built a network based on AXOS have cut OSS integration cost by 80 percent, cutting integration time from months to just a few weeks and reduced their OPEX by up to 42 percent.

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