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April 29, 2022

In Formula 1 racing, the pit crew works lightning fast to get the racer back on track. IT teams face the same pressure to respond immediately to user and business demands. However, with siloed and complex architectures, most SD-WAN solutions cause delays for the IT team and don’t solve for a l ...


April 6, 2022

Open Network Users Group (ONUG) and ACG Research will host a special briefing by ACG’s Dr. Peter Fetterolf at ONUG’s Spring 2022 conference on April 27. Peter’s presentation, "Analyzing the Economics of Multi-Cloud Deployments," highlights the results of re ...


Jan. 31, 2022

In my January 4th blog Warnings about 5G in C-Band, Hype or Reality?  I examined the public record concerning how the cellular carriers were about to turn up new #5G services on the spectrum C-Band that risk interfering with the operation of radio altimeters of airplanes. As the mobile net ...


Jan. 11, 2022

Open optical networking, the optical network design methodology that disaggregates transponders from the underlying optical line systems1, 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 se ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Aug. 11, 2020

Special-purpose networks, such as IP-VPNs, SD-WANs, and low-latency trading networks have been offered by CSPs for many years but engender large extra capex and opex costs. Re-imagining these networks as slices of a common network infrastructure promises to decrease the capex cost, but makes them mo ...


June 19, 2020

Netcracker, an NEC company, has long distinguished itself by offering a suite of OSS and BSS systems for communications service providers that take a very business-oriented approach. Its Netcracker 12 suite brought a strong integrated story to its overall offerings. Now, Netcracker 2020 completes th ...