With the exponential growth of subscribers and connected devices, service providers
have been investing in infrastructure to support increasing traffic growth while
implementing new services to attract new subscribers and increase revenue.
Preparing for the Internet of Things (IoT) is also contributing to the demand on
the infrastructure and the number of devices connected to the network. With the
global exhaustion of free pools of IPv4 addresses and the continuing adoption of
IPv6, service providers are facing new challenges in sustaining growth and business