Sunday, 03 July 2022

Master the unexpected with Nokia FP5-powered routing

A Knowledge Network Article by Vach Kompella, Vice President, Nokia IP Networks
Monday 07 March 22

As human beings, we have an amazing capacity for being surprised. Consider the global pandemic as proof: unexpected events continue to catch us off guard.

The last 18 months have truly been a wake-up call, and our ability to deal with change will be measured against our ability to both adapt and thrive in such a world.  Still, we can’t afford to go through another such disruption without designing for it. In fact, rather than creating traffic models around busy hours and orchestrated services, we should focus on mastering the unexpected. So… how do we do that?  Build in agility Back in 2017, Nokia Bell Labs forecast that IP traffic would more than double in the next five years. Little did we know how reality would strike. Indeed, our network analytic tools have shown that in the past 12 months, network traffic has grown 60 percent. Seven times the predicted pace! Hundreds had predicted an event such as the pandemic, but it is fair to say that no one was prepared for the magnitude of its impact…

The last 18 months have truly been a wake-up call, and our ability to deal with change will be measured against our ability to both adapt and thrive in such a world.  Still, we can’t afford to go through another such disruption without designing for it. In fact, rather than creating traffic models around busy hours and orchestrated services, we should focus on mastering the unexpected. So… how do we do that?  Build in agility Back in 2017, Nokia Bell Labs forecast that IP traffic would more than double in the next five years. Little did we know how reality would strike. Indeed, our network analytic tools have shown that in the past 12 months, network traffic has grown 60 percent. Seven times the predicted pace! Hundreds had predicted an event such as the pandemic, but it is fair to say that no one was prepared for the magnitude of its impact…

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