Telecom operators have a high demand for state-of-the-art LAN devices with enormous performance. For this reason, we highly recommend both Extreme Networks and Cambium Networks solutions, which are successfully used in many operator networks and Internet exchange nodes.

However, the backbone of the network is not everything, efficient management and security are also necessary in wide-area networks. Centralized management of the entire fleet of switches and routers is the basis in the daily work of administrators. Efficient firewalls and IPS systems should also be in the operator’s arsenal to protect customers and their businesses.

For management purposes, and also because operators are obliged to indicate logs regarding selected events or end devices, a solution worth noting is a SIEM type system that provides aggregation and correlation of logs and flows from all kinds of systems and network devices.