Moving from Optical to 100 GbE all IP
Located in Shanghai, the economic center of China, Shanghai Media Group (SMG) is a market leading media and entertainment organization. Critical to continuous operations and expansion is the in-house capability to provide mission critical network services.
Following the commercial and technical maturation of “all IP” media networking using industry standard IP switches, SMG made several conclusions. First, video and audio equipment and application vendors have now broadly standardized on IP, bringing with it a competitive solution landscape. Second, the availability of cost-effective IP switches have removed a key barrier to deploying a high capacity IP network. Third, the availability of SDN service operations systems and compliant equipment could stitch together all the atomic elements in any new all-IP media network.