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Nov. 30, 2021

Open optical networking, the optical network design methodology that disaggregates transponders from the underlying optical line systems[1], appears to be gaining momentum in the marketplace. To better understand the demand for and the potential impact of open optical networking on the evolution of ...

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Nov. 3, 2021

I was delighted to chair an Ultra-Broadband Forum (UBBF) session on #autonomousnetworks at #ubbf2021 in Dubai during the week of 18 October. UBBF is a yearly executive-level invited event sponsored by the UN Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development and Huawei. This year t ...

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June 16, 2021

The Distributed Access Architecture (DAA) is defined by the cable industry as an architecture to meet the industry’s 10G goal, to deliver the capacity and services, and to evolve toward a software-based network infrastructure. DAA solutions call for disaggregating the access network by either ...

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May 28, 2021

The carrier routing and switching market saw a year-over-year recovery, growing 17%. Driving this growth is backhauling and core routing upgrades. Use cases, such Open RAN, are giving a new set of vendors a strong entry point into the mobile market. The cell site router market continues to grow ...

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May 3, 2021

This article evaluates the goals, philosophy, and implementation path of the Huawei Autonomous Driving Network product plan vision against industry criteria as established in the TM Forum Autonomous Networks vision, as articulated in its AN2.0 release from October 2020. This paper builds on the f ...

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Feb. 24, 2021

Let’s face it. 5G xHaul transport can be complex. In addition to the traditional backhaul, there is fronthaul and new midhaul that also have complex planning requirements: latency, timing, and synchronization have stricter limits for 5G compared to 3G/4G, the new requirement of network slicing ...

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Jan. 29, 2021

Automating transport network operations is fundamental to building the fully automated network of the future. CSPs have shown a strong preference for building up this automation through a set of well-prioritized, bottom-up steps. These steps include both simplifying network infrastructure opera ...

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Jan. 4, 2021

2020 was a year of reacting for Communications Software, OSS/BSS, and operations, not planning, not dreaming, just reacting to the constantly changing environment:[1] CSPs scrambled to add bandwidth and access capacity for remote workforces and reworked their processes to remote their own work ...

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Dec. 8, 2020

Operations support systems and business support systems are being rewritten or refactored to cloud-native, microservices-based apps capable of running on hybrid cloud and multicloud computing and storage infrastructure. This is creating a new commercial cooperative development model between software ...

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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 ...