MOVING BEYOND YESTERDAY'S NETWORK
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This paper introduced the consolidating services over a common IP/MPLS infrastructure only addresses the delivery challenges MSO (multiple system operators) face as they work to address residential and commercial service requirements. To address service quality and reliability issues, MSOs must look beyond the uderlying infrastructure to the routers that route and aggregate services through their networks. Those routers must be advanced, service-aware platforms designed from the ground up to guarantee the highest levels of service availability and service quality from hardware and software architectures. In addition, service management must be tightly integrated with these service routers to ensure ongoing service reliability and minimize operational costs.