Network Engineering

//Network Engineering
Network Engineering2018-07-25T16:46:35+00:00

Architectural efficiency (physical and logical) is the enabling condition to optimize the economic and market results of our Customer (Utilities, TLC Operators, Enterprise, Public Sector, Service Provider, Over The Top) who see in wired and wireless networks a strategic asset for business development.

The network in fact has become a platform that facilitates the creation of new personalized services, if you exploit the key features of the architecture used such as:

  • viewing time
  • on-demand features
  • interaction levels
  • user profiling
  • localization
  • connectivity-related context

The Web template (2.0/3.0), broadband Internet and terminal evolution create unexplored perspectives for distributed applications, expanding enormously the variety of content enjoyed on the network and the alternatives of interaction.

The use of the network has gradually turned into “publish-subscribe“, where users make information available to other users who subscribe to and access such contents.

There are growing “broadband opportunities” for all those who operate on networks using a peer-to-peer approach:

  • new content distribution and interaction modes are created
  • P2P applications are integrated with network features such as native authentication, billing, presence, advanced storage

The network infrastructure must be more and more “cost efficient” and “time to market” scalable and adaptable, in order to follow the evolution of communication patterns:

  • person-person
  • person-machine
  • M2M enabling services with greater added value thus allowing to leverage the connectivity mix
  • awareness and data to capture business opportunities

To achieve a goal of this magnitude requires a strong mastering of evolutionary network architectures, in order to reduce the complexity by minimizing the number of active devices present (de-boxing) and reducing the number of network layers required for the delivery of services (de-layering).

The consequence of simplification are lower costs, together with an increase in the quality perceived by end customers.

We realized that networks engineering must cover, without conditions, the gradual spread of intelligence to the edge of the network, to support the peer to peer computational paradigm as well as increase the performance in terms of reliability (double homing), security (encryption) and speed (latency) of the cloud computing client-server solutions.

The “dissemination network” stems from the fact that the network is used for more than 90% for the exchange of content and only minimally for communication.

Today the prospects of development of services for the Smart City make it increasingly appealing the Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm and the implementation of Wireless Sensor Networks, whose efficiency is conditioned by the pervasiveness of the collection networks (backhaul) and ubiquity.

With reference to the mobile network  architecture, the optimal dimensioning of the various nodes of the network in both the backhaul access than in the “core” is essential.

The evolution of the access network, with massive use of the fiber in order to reach both the single building units, both the mobile network radio sites, are perhaps the most actual and important example of how the chosen architecture may affect the interconnection and infrastructure utilization by users.

Mastering the network architecture allows Softeco to offer our customers services that:

  • maximize investment
  • overcome assets rapid obsolescence
  • ensure interoperability between new and old equipment virtualizing multivendor technologies to achieve the maximum benefits in the management of processes development and network management
  • allows maximum freedom in the choice of insourcing – outsourcing – Backsourcing policies
  • ensure effective and efficient control of the services and of generated traffic
  • minimize “bit transported” operating costs
  • enable automatic management of provisioning, assurance and of O&M as a function of the increasing importance of QoE (Quality of Experience) expected by users

In addition to solid technological and architectural skills we have developed deep know-how relating the legislation constraints and requirements needed to by the operators to develop projects which meet the requirements of national and international telecommunications regulation regarding accessibility , reciprocity , transparency and competition .

Proteco skills and excellence experience guarantee on finding the best architectural solution that optimizes investments and operating costs, with excellent performance, future proof technology, scalability, security services, and regulatory compliance.

These skills include:

  • technical / economic planning
  • raw and final design
  • sector regulation, technological staging
  • protocols and interoperability
  • creation operational processes
  • delivery & assurance
  • performance & traffic management

The traditional regulatory approach was based on so-called “ladder of investment” which aims to encourage investment in alternative infrastructures to develop competition. Today  the debate is open  on new ways of providing connectivity on the Internet in order to change the economic relations: traffic differentiation based on the quality of the service, changing peering architectures and wholesale charging criteria, Content Delivery Networks interconnection .

Net Neutrality principle is questioned, with vast implications for the  architectures.