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First Carrier Ethernet 2.0, Now NaaS: Is the Third Network Real?

10/28/2014 |
Christopher Cullan

At Metro Ethernet Forum’s (MEF) GEN14 event, the forum announced their Third Network vision,  but will the Network-as-a-Service vision work? Just when the industry was beginning to settle on the debate of what software defined networking (SDN) truly means, or at least starting to coalesce on its meaning, the MEF boldly announced its vision for […]

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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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NetAmerica & InfoVista Collaborate for 4G LTE’s Future

09/22/2014 |
Ginny Gardea

As the chaos of CCA and Super Mobility Week fades, I am left to filter through the presentations and conversations that the event brought to bear. The subject that rises to the surface is that of collaboration, or partnership. This theme became a consistent and encouraging drumbeat throughout the conference. read more

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InfoVista and Overture Accelerate NFV Adoption for CSPs

09/15/2014 |
Cyril Doussau

I recently wrote a blog post about a few of the software industry’s buzzwords du jour, namely network function virtualization (NFV) and software defined networking (SDN). In the blog post, I discuss the strong opportunities that these technologies present for communication service providers (CSPs), such as accelerated service activation and increased service monetization. And, for […]

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NFV and SDN Are Boosting the Need for End-to-End Service Assurance

09/02/2014 |
Cyril Doussau

NFV and SDN are promising transformations that will improve customer satisfaction/retention while reducing OPEX. Much has been said about NFV’s ability to accelerate service activation, and how SDN will help to assure service performance and increase service monetization. Fortunately for innovators, these are disruptive transformations, but many are still wondering how to transition their existing […]

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