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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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How to Deploy UCC Applications and Bring Offices Together, without Bringing Down the Network

12/01/2015 |
Pascal Tangapregassam

One key to transforming any workplace into a digital workplace is unified communications and collaboration (UCC) technology. These tools – video and audio conferencing applications, as well as e-learning platforms – bring together offices separated by physical distances, enable face-to-face interactions that were previously only possible by actually meeting in-person, and facilitate seamless, real-time collaboration. […]

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Beyond WAN Optimization: Making the Case for Application Performance Guarantee

11/28/2015 |
Oscar Olvera Irigoyen

We live in an age where businesses are constantly battling to become more efficient, and increase output whilst minimizing costs. It’s a ruthless arena, and CIOs are consistently looking towards IT as a key enabler, and one which will give them an edge. IT solutions and innovations are embedded into everyday business functions. Desktop virtualization, […]

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Cyber Monday: Are Retailers Prepared for the Busiest Digital Shopping Day of All Time?

11/24/2015 |
Matthieu Silbermann

The single busiest online shopping day of the holiday season, occurring at the height of the most active purchasing month of the year, is expected to reach an unprecedented new peak this year – and the implications for retailers could be staggering. A new forecast found that Americans are expected to spend $3 billion on […]

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Webinar: Managing and Optimizing Subscriber QoE with Geo-Located Subscriber Intelligence

11/23/2015 |
Affandy Johan

To avoid costly failures and reduce subscriber churn, mobile operators are constantly striving to meet their customers’ expectations for network quality – even in the face of ongoing fluctuations in network utilization patterns and swiftly growing capacity demands. To navigate these increasingly complex needs, operators must be able to better track quality of service (QoS) […]

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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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Retail 2.0: Why Retailers Need a Digital Transformation to Satisfy the 21st Century Shopper

11/05/2015 |
Oscar Olvera Irigoyen

There are two main attributes that characterize the consumer of 2015 – tech savviness and impatience. Society in general has grown accustomed to having most everything merely a single button-click or screen swipe away, and it’s no surprise that the digital world in which we now live has bred a generation of consumers who demand […]

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