A Comprehensive Approach to Multi-layer Transport Network Automation

Service providers continue to face staggering increases in bandwidth, driven primarily by video and cloud combined with increasingly competitive broadband and mobile access speeds. This growth requires ongoing CapEx investment in the network at both the IP/MPLS layer (Layer 3/2.5) and the OTN and DWDM transport layer (Layer 1/0) so that service providers can continue to deliver high quality network experiences to their customers. Wall Street, on the other hand, continues to demand strong financial performance with new revenues and flat or declining CapEx-to-revenue and OpEx-to-revenue ratios.