This white paper for Telecom equipment vendors explores Deep Packet Inspection as it relates to the extraction of network and service management information from Ethernet and IP packets.
The introduction of mobile data services has proven to be a great success. Perhaps too great! The subsequent pressure on mobile networks is placing mobile carriers in the same dilemma that fixed-line carriers have already experienced; namely the “revenue gap” or “scissor effect,” where traffic and network costs grow faster than revenue. By building more intelligence into the network, it is possible to address this dilemma by offering user friendly services with more intelligent pricing models that are user rather than network focused. Deep Packet Inspection is a key technology in making this a reality for Telecom equipment vendors.