Part III. The End-to-End Services Network

Chapter 8. End-to-End Context Awareness

As networks become increasingly complex and traffic shifts toward IP-based services (see Chapter 9, “Content and Services”), intelligent networks (or those capable of not only routing traffic efficiently, but also recognizing applications and enforcing traffic policies), form the foundation upon which these services ride. With such rapid shifts in network traffic models, industry trends, and subscriber expectations, reactively dimensioning and optimizing IP networks for a specific type of traffic is no longer a feasible approach. Mobile operators must build IP networks that are flexible enough to accommodate today’s traffic model, while dynamically adapting to ...

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