Bill Dróz, global business development director at GTT examines how to maximise the benefits of migrating to IP convergence
“Recent research by industry analysts, Infonetics demonstrates that the broadband boom is continuing. According to a survey from the US-based company, worldwide broadband customer premises equipment (CPE) sales grew by 5 per cent to US$1.4 billion in Q2 2006 and digital subscriber line (DSL) aggregation hardware sales increased 14 per cent to $1.8 billion.
The long-term prospects for IP convergence continue to look equally bright. In a survey of 236 global executives conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit and AT&T, 5 per cent of respondents said that IP convergence had been implemented across the whole organisation today but nearly six times as many (29 per cent) expected that to be the case within three years.
In fact, many enterprises today see their key challenge as managing the migration to converged IP networks and in the process making the most effective use of new high-speed communications technologies such as Ethernet and, even more importantly, multi-protocol label switching (MPLS), to maximise the benefits they can achieve.”
The full article is published in the September issue of Comms Business Magazine