Telecoms network operators are faced with challenges from maintaining the legacy networks required to provide their customers with traditional services such as serial, TDM and ISDN. These challenges arise as:
- Spares are extremely hard to procure
- Few employees understand the technology
- Legacy equipment is fragile and failure rates are increasing
- Legacy equipment require 10x more floor space and 10x more power than Ethernet
All of these create a growing Opex burden and thus network operators are keen to accelerate the switch-off of these networks. Indeed, some network operators have already announced a date by when they will be switching off these legacy networks.
This means that their customers need to find a solution; until now that has involved a costly upgrade of systems and applications
The Liberator™ portfolio of products allow businesses to continue to use their legacy applications across the network operator’s modern packet network, be it MPLS, IP or Ethernet. Once the dependency on the Network Operator has been broken, the customer remains in control of when to move away from legacy services.