Transport Network Architecture Index In 5G and Cloud Era

In the quest for delivery of optimal transport networks in 2020, IDC proposed a holistic five dimensional index model for transport networks – Congestion free, Scalable, Simplified, Always on and Intelligent (CASSI). Each of these dimensions is evaluated across all layers of the transport network: physical optical fiber resource, DWDM, IP and intelligent O&M layer. Enhancements are now made to the Key Architecture Index (KAI) to better reflect changes in home office traffic, the proliferation of Giga broadband and the increased emphasis on edge computing and cloud connectivity with zero X-experience. Also updated are our case studies on the transport network transformation of MTN and PLDT.