Broadband demand in networks continues to explode. Therefore carriers need to heavily invest into infrastructure and network technologies with the goal to improve at the same time cost-effiency, scalability, and flexibility of the network. The strategy of the innovation field Convergent Network & Infrastructure is to develop solutions for converged networks that enable seamless and access-neutral broadband communication across the globe, with the best quality and optimized cost-efficiency.
To achieve this, fully ICT converged network technology and architecture are being developed. The enabling of flexible network services is a prerequisite of a future-proof Deutsche Telekom product portfolio. Of equal importance is to support Deutsche Telekom group regarding cost-efficient infrastructure rollout and sustainable operation of the existing network.
Topics of this innovation field include network virtualization and automation, wired- and wireless-access technologies, transport- and optical-transport technologies, high capacity switching and routing, network control functions and Quality of Service and Quality of Experience. Its goal is to develop new solutions for the operation and evolution of one network with a focus on seamless services.