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Oct. 28, 2020

2020 has been quite a year. The unprecedented impact of Covid-19 on modern society has made clearer than ever the importance of connectivity, and the vital role the Internet plays in our daily lives - especially for enterprises. But the new normal we are all experiencing is only the start of a bi ...

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Oct. 8, 2020

The communication industry is moving to an open disaggregated, multi-vendor approach. Industry initiatives such as OCP, O-RAN, DDC and TIP are taking that direction. CSPs such as AT&T, Verizon and CenturyLink have been advocating their white-box disaggregated approach for quite some time. T ...

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Sept. 10, 2020

Are disaggregated networks based on white-boxes difficult to operate? The critics of the disaggregated network always argue that these kinds of networks, which are based on different software and hardware, are hard to deploy and operate. These factors may imply that the network is difficul ...

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Sept. 10, 2020

  Defining Basic Disaggregation in Networking Disaggregated Networking is not a new concept, but Complete Disaggregated Networking is. Before understanding Complete Disaggregation, let’s define what disaggregation is in networking or what I call the basic disaggregation. Any wh ...

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Aug. 11, 2020

Special-purpose networks, such as IP-VPNs, SD-WANs, and low-latency trading networks have been offered by CSPs for many years but engender large extra capex and opex costs. Re-imagining these networks as slices of a common network infrastructure promises to decrease the capex cost, but makes them mo ...

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June 19, 2020

Netcracker, an NEC company, has long distinguished itself by offering a suite of OSS and BSS systems for communications service providers that take a very business-oriented approach. Its Netcracker 12 suite brought a strong integrated story to its overall offerings. Now, Netcracker 2020 completes th ...

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May 18, 2020

Communications Service Providers (CSPs) want to digitalize their networks, their operations, their customer interactions, their entire business to revolutionize their cost basis, increase customer satisfaction, and grow revenue. To compete effectively with the web-scale players, they need projects t ...

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March 28, 2020

The radical shift from onsite-based work, education and health services to home-based services to attempt to contain the COVID-19 virus brought dramatic and immediate impacts to the telecommunications networks and the OTT services that run on those networks. Both fixed and mobile networks are seeing ...

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March 28, 2020

Domain Control and Orchestration is an emerging new software category, driven by the need to implement the automated hybrid physical and virtual networks of the future The operating environment for communications service providers (CSPs) is changing in profound ways. It’s important for CSPs to ...