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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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Jan. 28, 2020

Software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN), a promising new technology that brings optimization, visibility and flexibility into the WAN environment, has been experiencing significant growth. Our research shows that the top use cases for SD-WAN are Internet connectivity to cloud-based applicat ...

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Jan. 28, 2020

Panel Discussion This TelecomTV Superpanel, sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Intel, was held at the truly remarkable Louwman Museum in The Hague, and brought together an exceptional team of very senior NFV experts in a lively and informative debate examining the proposition that IoT is a ...

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Jan. 28, 2020

Future virtual networks will bring the much-needed business agility, network agility and service agility to telcos. But this raises a question: Are telcos’ operational structures, processes and operation teams ready to handle such agility?vAnd if not, what do telcos need to meet such chall ...

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Jan. 28, 2020

O.K., so you have got your network virtualized! What’s next? If it’s business as usual, we would move to operation phase and start reaping the virtualization benefits. But here is a point. It is not just about implementing a technology like SDN or NFV; rather, it’s about the skills to run ... ...

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Jan. 28, 2020

When it comes to network functions virtualization (NFV) and software defined networking (SDN), it is no longer a question of “if,” but rather “how” and “when.” Yet, surprisingly, much of the conversation around NFV and SDN is focused on technology, and very little is ever said about operational proc ...

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Jan. 28, 2020

Traditionally, average revenue per user  has been one of the key metrics used to measure service providers’ financial performance. Increased competition has been putting downward pressure on ARPU, resulting in declining earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. In parallel ...