Network Performance Management

GEN14: Carrier Ethernet Sweeps through Europe & the Fine Art of Service OAM

10/23/2014 |
Christopher Cullan

Recently, Frost & Sullivan’s research analyst Shuba Ramkumar discussed retail Carrier Ethernet services in Europe based on her report, European Retail Carrier Ethernet Services. Following a similar pattern as North America, the popular service of choice are E-Lines, those wonderful point-to-point connections that prove very useful in replacing the less flexible and more costly TDM […]

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Balancing Mobile Network Performance with Costs to Drive Network Sustainability

10/09/2014 |
Bernard Breton

It’s no surprise that mobile operators face many challenges today, namely diminished revenue opportunities and high performance expectations. I discussed these challenges with a group of representatives from EMEA mobile operators during a recent MeetTheBoss virtual roundtable. While we agreed that it’s unrealistic to deliver 100% customer satisfaction across today’s complex mobile networks, there are […]

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The Rising Importance of Application Visibility Services

Frédéric Panya-Lestonnat

As enterprises host more of their applications off premises and in the cloud, communications service providers (CSPs) are feeling pressure to maintain the performance of and access to these off-site applications. Despite putting in place SLAs and other performance monitoring tools, many still hear from enterprise customers that their application quality is unpredictable, blaming the […]

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Why Vodafone’s Latest Initiative Needs End-to-End Network Monitoring to Succeed

08/12/2014 |
Sergio Zveibil

It is crunch time for mobile operators, especially with mobile data usage rapidly growing, predicted to increase 13-fold by 2017. Mobile operators are tasked with cost-effectively managing that mobile data demand in a way that positively impacts the customer experience, while also making sure new technologies are strategically deployed onto the network to further ensure […]

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GEN14: Carrier Ethernet Standards are Necessary for the Market to Succeed

07/24/2014 |
Christopher Cullan

It’s no secret that the Carrier Ethernet market is dominating service revenues globally for communications service providers (CSPs). Looking ahead, the Carrier Ethernet market is predicted to reach over $100 billion by 2017, with CSP spending on Carrier Ethernet equipment reaching $150 billion over the next five years. read more

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Integrating Mobile Network Performance Management Practices End-to-End

07/15/2014 |
Sergio Zveibil

As radio access networks become more complex – in part, due to the continued emergence of next-generation technologies and an uptick in mobile data traffic – mobile operators are increasingly in need of end-to-end visibility. Without a holistic view of their networks, they may struggle to effectively understand usage or to manage mobile network performance, […]

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