Network Performance Management

Department of Defense Taps InfoVista Network Performance Management for DISN Overhaul

02/01/2016 |
Jesse McMillin

The Defense Information Security Agency (DISA), the group that is responsible for facilitating and securing the Defense Information Systems Network (DISN) for the United States’ Department of Defense (DoD), recently announced that they would be partnering with the U.S. Army and Air Force to overhaul their widespread VPN networks. To do this, DISA will by […]

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Experts Discuss How to Drive New Revenue Growth at GEN15 Panel

01/08/2016 |
Cyril Doussau

One of the toughest questions asked of the experts who converged on Dallas for GEN15 this past November was about the financial bottom line of telcos: How can adopting lifecycle service orchestration (LSO) increase – or at the very least sustain – telco profitability? At The Main Agenda panel discussion, industry experts David Hughes, Darryl […]

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Standardizing Service OAM Across Industry Is Key to Third Network

12/21/2015 |
Christopher Cullan

Adoption of service OAM standards, specifically MEF 35.1, is picking up steam among communications services providers (CSPs), but it needs to be universal. Adhering to more than just the CE 2.0 equipment certification specifications is crucial for network equipment providers, because the benefits for all of us in the industry are so great. Y.1731 is […]

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Top 3 Takeaways for CSPs from GEN15

12/18/2015 |
Christopher Cullan

It was a warm welcome in Dallas by GEN15 and their hometown host operator, a little company called AT&T. Nan Chen greeted the crowd in his iconic shades and untucked shirt and leapt straight into The Third Network Vision – a combination of the ubiquity and implicit ease of access of the Internet and the […]

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GEN15: The Importance of Assuring Service and Interoperability Across Multi-Operator Networks

11/10/2015 |
Christopher Cullan

When the MEF’s GEN 15 kicks off next week in Dallas, I’m eager to finally see, in-person, the tremendous growth that the international Carrier Ethernet services market has undergone over the last year. There are now nearly 3,700 MEF Carrier Ethernet-certified professionals and the industry is on a pace to achieve 3 million retail business […]

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The Third Network Vision’s Service Assurance Pillar is Key to Enabling Multi-Operator Networks

10/13/2015 |
Christopher Cullan

The MEF’s Third Network Vision creates a framework for a new, dynamic service environment within the networking services industry – one that leads communications service providers (CSPs) in the transition to agile, assured and orchestrated communications services, in order to accelerate time-to-revenue, time-to-market and cost efficiencies. This vision is by no means a mono-operator vision, […]

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What the 2016 Olympics Will Teach Us About Mobile Network Performance Management

09/02/2015 |
Sergio Zveibil

Subscribers, subscribers, subscribers. In the telecommunications industry, the word “subscribers” is often at the center of the conversation, and for good reason. With mobile markets becoming more saturated, it’s more important than ever for mobile operators to hold on to the subscribers that they already have. It is during times of high mobile data traffic […]

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Mobile Network Performance Management in Action at CTIA Super Mobility 2015

08/31/2015 |
Sergio Zveibil

Mobile operators now have the ability to monitor service quality at the subscriber level, rather than just at the network level, and those that do so are able to provide a better quality of experience (QoE) for their VIP subscribers. This marks a dramatic difference from how service assurance previously functioned, when visibility was limited […]

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