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There’s a gigabit broadband battle looming and it’s NOT just between Telco and cable. Cities and towns around the world are fed up with monopolies and duopolies and are looking to deploy their own “community” or “municipal” broadband networks, some even as nonprofits. Electric utilities are getting in to the battle as well. Telco and cable incumbents need to move quickly or will be left behind in the race to deliver 1 Gbps per home.
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Like other ground-breaking innovations, VNFs will enter a phase of deeper evaluation in 2015. VNFs will receive greater scrutiny in lab evals and pilot deployments for key operator use cases. In these incrementally rigorous tests at least 3 aspects of a VNF that aren't possible to shake out in initial development and PoCs will be addressed: 1) stability under load, 2) reliable deployment at scale, and 3) visibility into faults and performance of key functions. But these are not testable in basic integration and proof of concept scenarios and will be prime indicators of readiness of individual VNFs for use in production; not all will move forward smoothly. Crucial aspects to understand: how the new platforms are progressing and whether they are ready to deliver on the improvements in elasticity and efficiency in operation they have been designed to achieve.
Forecast of Residential Fixed Broadband and Subscription Video Requirements
- 4DecResidential fixed broadband usage has evolved from static search and information retrieval to multimedia content delivery on a wide variety of devices. The move from broadcast service, which is multicast across the metro network, to...2DecMike Marcellin, senior vice president of strategy and marketing at Juniper Networks, and Ray Mota, CEO of ACG Research, discuss Juniper’s significant new NFV announcements: a carrier-grade virtualized version of its MX Series Edge Router,...
- 1DecPaul Parker-Johnson catches up with Nuage Networks on the strengths of their new Virtualized Networking Services Solution. Find out what he has to say.1DecACG’s staff wishes you a wonderful holiday season and a successful new year!
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