TITLE

Next-generation switching gives power to small players

AUTHOR(S)
Poe, Robert
PUB. DATE
June 2004
SOURCE
America's Network;6/1/2004, Vol. 108 Issue 9, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
If the telecommunications industry were a war, next-generation switching, or softswitching, would be the arms dealer supplying combatants on all sides with potent new firepower. The market has attracted vendors ranging from traditional switch manufacturers like Nortel, Ericsson and Siemens to router makers like Cisco to next-generation specialists like CopperCom, MetaSwitch and Sonus Networks. The something-for-everybody usefulness of next-generation switching made the arms race inevitable. This article discusses why softswitches offer lower cost and improved capability over legacy big iron.
ACCESSION #
13321895

 

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