ROADMs are not for everyone

Hansen, Per
June 2005
Lightwave;Jun2005, Vol. 22 Issue 6, p1
Trade Publication
The article informs that enterprises are increasingly relying on the networked applications to improve productivity. Enterprise IT staffs have scaled internal LANs to accommodate the rise of high-bandwidth applications, including Internet access and business continuity. Upgrading the MANs, conceived and optimized strictly for traditional voice services, that connect the LANs is a more daunting proposition, potentially complex and expensive. Although market enthusiasm is mounting for managed Ethernet and storage services, service providers face risks such as limited visibility into future demands in the context of which they must make their network investments.


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