Rapid adoption of cloud services, video streaming, 4G and 5G wireless backhaul, and a range of other high-bandwidth applications and use cases are putting unprecedented pressure on carriers’ networks. But it is not just the sheer volume of traffic that is challenging operators. As more and more users access their applications and content in the cloud, the speed and quality of their experience depends on fast, high-bandwidth traffic aggregation and switching at the network edge.

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