Mobile Broadband Internet Hastens Development of the Cluster Router Market

Release Date:2010-12-15  Author:November 2010 Source: Frost & Sullivan  Click:

 Frost & Sullivan analyst’s comment on ZTE’s T8000 100G cluster router

With the development of all-IP services, users today are showing a preference for mobile multimedia video rather than fixed voice service. This leads to increased traffic from terminals to the access layer, aggregation layer, core layer, and across the whole IP network. To satisfy market demands, operators are in the wings constructing 3G and 4G networks. Because mobile broadband Internet has heavy network traffic and multimedia applications requiring large-capacity, high-performance, and flat IP architecture, construction of a bearer network is challenging. A single-chassis device is restricted in terms of capacity and port density and cannot be used as a super large node in the backbone network or in the core layer of MAN.

“A cluster system integrates the hardware capabilities of multiple devices into one system. This means the core node device has the necessary requirements for developing IP network architecture and for managing the IP network. There are no restrictions on switching capacity, port speed, or port density. The development of mobile multimedia and construction of 3G/4G networks has been dramatic, and the cluster router market will continue to develop rapidly,” said Fox Hu, consulting director of Information and Communication Technologies Practice, Frost & Sullivan.

ZTE’s T8000 100G cluster router―one of the flagship data products in 2010—employs cloud computing, high-performance protocol distributed processing, and virtual cluster control technologies to form a non-stop cluster system. With its high-performance chip, the T8000 100G cluster router provides high-density 10G, 40G, and 100G high-speed interfaces. Many future-oriented technologies are now being developed, and operators worldwide are showing great interest in the T8000 100G cluster router.

The T8000 100G cluster router has undergone a variety of tests organized by operators and third party organizations. Its outstanding performance in wire-speed, forwarding latency, large granularity service cache, IPv6, and interconnectivity has been highly approved by customers. 

“Driven by the fast growth of all-IP services, a revolution is unfolding that involves the integration of bearer networks, boom in mobile Internet usage, and tri-network convergence in China. All these will raise requirements for performance and bandwidth in the backbone network. ZTE’s T8000 100G cluster router has amazing capacity, performance, and reliability and is the benchmark for high-end routers,” said Cheney Ji, consultant of Information and Communication Technologies Practice, Frost & Sullivan.

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