Guillermo Fiorenza, Head of Transport Network Architecture, Cablevision, Argentina is speaking in the Network Efficiency and Speed track on Day 3 of the Broadband World Forum taking place on the 21st – 23rd October 2014 at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre, Amsterdam. We speak with him to find out more about his take on the changing nature of transport networks.
What impact will the Internet of Things have on transport networks?
We have to be prepared to support an exponential increase in traffic and to have the flexibility to change Internet traffic profiles.
What are the biggest challenges facing core transport networks over the next couple of years?
The main challenges will be the convergence of optical and IP platforms and the need to define and achieve standards to suit a new era of control plane, such as the deployment interoperability with SDN and NFV.
Is a move to 400G necessary for all transport networks in the next year?
I think not, because currently we have to reach 200G with changes in the modulation, which will enable us to scale our networks in simpler way, without the increase of investment in new hardware. In the LATAM region, the deployment of 400G will be needed in three years.
In hindsight, would you have made any changes to how the Cablevison network was architected over the last few years?
We really needed to deploy ROADM and 100G to support the increase of traffic these last few years. I think that all of us can to evolve towards a convergence of platforms and unified management.
What are you most looking forward to with regard to the Broadband World Forum?
I am looking forward to learning about integration, optimization and flexibility from the point of view of the end user. Providing solutions that improve the relationship between people and new technological trend is a goal.