Network service providers running IP networks hotter – what will melt first?

Ovum
08 Sep 2009
00:00

Responding to uncertainty caused by the economic downturn, many service providers are deferring investment in their IP networks to improve short-term financials.

Insiders call this additional equipment traffic loading ‘running hotter.’

Networks have survived similar squeezes before, but this time net neutrality regulation could really turn up the heat on Internet infrastructure.

What are the perils for IP networks and the consequences for ‘quality of experience’? Internet users beware.

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