Converged backbone is a new main trend in the market. In traditional network, enterprise service, residential service and mobile service are carried by several dedicated networks. These leads to network low efficiency and high TCO. Converged backbone use one network to carrier different services, improved the network utilization.
When moving to the converged network, there are some things to be handle, such as different service has different needs, so the chipset need to be programmable to deal with the growing applications and 5G applications. And existing network routers need to support PE features to support enterprise services. HDTV/4K/VR, those are all going to high bandwidth, so it needs router can scale up to the bandwidth.