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Ciena on market trends: 100G adoption, mobile backhaul, SDN and more

DENVER — Barry Zipp, industry marketing manager for Ciena, spoke with RCR’s Kelly Hill at this week’s SCTE Cable-Tec Expo on major market trends in networks, both for cable operators and for the wireless industry.

Zipp said that with the continued increases in demand on cable networks comes primarily from video and changes in viewing trends — including content being delivered on multiple devices, wherever users are at any time, and on mobile devices.

“You’re only going to see demand and capacity requirements continue to go up,” Zipp said.

Cable operators — who often provide backhaul connections for mobile networks — are dealing with many of the same pressures and trends that mobile operators are: the demands of video on their networks and how it is driving substantial capacity needs; figuring out software-defined networking and network function virtualization; and dealing with delivering services over mobile devices. He said Ciena is already having conversations with service providers about the role that SDN and NFV will play in their networks in the future.

Zipp talks about those trends, as well as the adoption that Ciena is seeing in 100G for networks, in the interview.

Watch more interviews from the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo on RCR’s YouTube channel. 

 

ABOUT AUTHOR

Kelly Hill
Kelly reports on network test and measurement, as well as the use of big data and analytics. She first covered the wireless industry for RCR Wireless News in 2005, focusing on carriers and mobile virtual network operators, then took a few years’ hiatus and returned to RCR Wireless News to write about heterogeneous networks and network infrastructure. Kelly is an Ohio native with a masters degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, where she focused on science writing and multimedia. She has written for the San Francisco Chronicle, The Oregonian and The Canton Repository. Follow her on Twitter: @khillrcr

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