The Economic Benefits of a Super-Converged Multi-Access Edge Network
Innovative technologies and bandwidth-intensive applications are driving tremendous growth in access networks, which is driving the need for capacity upgrades. As networks are upgraded there is an opportunity to converge multiple services on a single, integrated access network. ACG Research has developed a total cost of ownership model that compares the capital expense and operations expense over five years for separate service access networks versus a converged access network. Our model projects traffic growth over five years. Our results show CapEx savings of 33%, OpEx savings of 60%, and TCO savings of 46%.