AnandTech | Asus RT-AC87 AC2400 Router with Quantenna Chipset Set to Ship
Done Infonetics: Rise in Mobile Broadband Traffic Puts New Focus on Centralized Signaling and Routing Control Infonetics Research July 17, 2014 3:33 AM 0 shares Diane Myers, Principal Analyst, VoIP, UC, and IMS for Infonetics Research (Photo: Business Wire) Multimedia CAMPBELL, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its new Centralized Signaling and Routing Control Market Outlook . The report tracks and forecasts centralized signaling and router control (CSRC) platform revenue by region: North America, EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa), Asia Pacific, and CALA (Caribbean and Latin America). ANALYST NOTE The centralized signaling and routing control (CSRC) market is not new, but the platforms are expanding as operators look to scale networks more efficiently with the rise in mobile broadband traffic. CSRC read more… platforms are a class of solutions designed to help operators relieve congestion and simplify network management as they bridge legacy networks and next-generation IP, notes Diane Myers , principal analyst for VoIP, UC, and IMS at Infonetics Research . Continues Myers : The convergence of IP and legacy networks creates a complex signaling environment. CSRC platforms facilitate interworking between the two by enabling operators to manage both legacy and next-gen signaling protocols, including SIP, Diameter, SS7, and Radius. CENTRALIZED SIGNALING AND ROUTING CONTROL HIGHLIGHTS To date, centralized signaling and routing control (CSRC) platforms have primarily been adopted for IP interexchange with Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) redirect utilizing local policy A number of different applications can be integrated in a CSRC platform to broaden capabilities, including ENUM /Domain Name System (DNS), breakout gateway control function (BGCF), home subscriber server (HSS), Diameter signaling control, IMS call session control function (CSCF), and policy and charging rules function (PCRF) There are a few vendors in the CSRC space, including Italtel, NetNumber, and Sonus, that are finding success with operators that have a mix of legacy and next-gen networks, particularly large tier 1s Infonetics is predicting a cumulative $282 million will be spent globally on centralized signaling and routing control equipment from 2014 to 2018, driven by LTE network expansion CSRC REPORT SYNOPSIS Infonetics Centralized Signaling and Routing Control Market Outlook provides worldwide and regional market size, forecasts through 2018, and analysis for centralized signaling and router control (CSRC) equipment. The report tracks equipment made by Italtel, NetNumber, Sonus, and other vendors such as Alcatel-Lucent and http://routertablesreviews.com/articles/how-to-optimize-your-network-for-smoother-streaming-video-digital-trends-2/ Genband that are partnering with third-party suppliers for their solutions.
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The router also seems to be a bit lacking in the I/O front, with only one USB 2.0 port apparently. [ Update: Some readers have mentioned that a USB 3.0 port is hidden beneath a flap in the front. ] That said, it is like that most of the power users who are going to purchase this already have a dedicated NAS device (and don’t need USB 3.0 or eSATA ports in their routers). Gallery: Asus RT-AC87 AC2400 802.11ac Wave 2 Router The RT-AC87U is a bit more future-proof with respect to Wi-Fi standards, thanks to it being the first shipping 802.11ac Wave 2 router. As part of the Wave 2 features, we get four spatial streams and support for MU-MIMO (we do need clients supporting it to get the full benefits). One of the most obvious benefits of going to Wave 2 is the 160 MHz-wide channel support, but, that is not part of the Quantenna QSR1000 chipset that is being used in the Asus RT-AC87U. Obviously, technology moves at a rapid pace, and one can always wait for the next big thing.
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