The Mobile Network Response to COVID-19

The radical shift from onsite-based work, education and health services to home-based services to attempt to contain the COVID-19 virus brought dramatic and immediate impacts to the telecommunications networks and the OTT services that run on those networks. Both fixed and mobile networks are seeing significant increases in traffic, but even with More...

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By Ray Mota On Monday, March 16th, 2020
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Tunnel-Based versus Tunnel-Free SD-WAN

With the emerging need to connect users to clouds, traditional WAN connectivity using leased lines and MPLS is falling short. Today, the services are everywhere, not just in enterprises’ data centers, but also More...

By Mark Mortensen On Wednesday, March 11th, 2020
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Domain Control and Orchestration for the Future Automated Network

Domain Control and Orchestration is an emerging new software category, driven by the need to implement the automated hybrid physical and virtual networks of the futureThe operating environment for communications More...

By Karen Grenier On Monday, March 9th, 2020
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Another Soft Quarter For CCAP Revenue

Overall revenue from Converged Cable Access Platform solutions in 4Q 2019 was soft, continuing a trend that has prevailed throughout 2019. Revenue in 2019 was down about 28% year on year from 2018. This softness More...

By Liliane Offredo-Zreik On Saturday, March 7th, 2020
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Riding the Virtualization Wave

The telecommunications industry has been riding the hype wave of virtualization over the past few years, and the cable industry has not been immune to this trend. To be sure, virtualization brings significant benefits More...

By Karen Grenier On Wednesday, March 4th, 2020
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128 Technology: Simplifying Scale through Tunnel-Free Solutions

Ritesh Mukherjee, VP Product Management, 128 Technology, and Ray Mota, CEO, ACG Research, discuss how 128 Technology is differentiating itself in the SD-WAN and router spaces. Providers are facing multiple challenges More...

By Chris Nicoll On Monday, March 2nd, 2020
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Understanding VRAN

The Radio Access Network (RAN) constitutes the second most expensive part of the mobile network after spectrum. The global RAN market has been dominated by a few vendors, primarily Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia, Samsung, More...

By Peter Fetterolf On Sunday, February 23rd, 2020
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An Economic Comparison of Fronthaul Architectures for 5G Networks

Global service providers worldwide are in a race to deploy 5G technology and services. To achieve greater speeds and capacity with 5G, operators will need to densify their networks, which will mean an increase More...

By Chris Nicoll On Thursday, February 20th, 2020
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5G: This Is THE First That Matters

Where the US is #1 in 5G and why this #1 mattersOver the past two years the industry has been inundated with a never-ending list of 5G “Firsts.” Finally, yes, finally, we are at a point where being first More...

By Rick Talbot On Wednesday, February 5th, 2020
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It’s a 400G World for Optical Network Planners

Here at the beginning of 2020, the optical networking industry is experiencing a confluence of several technical developments which is ushering in a change in the capacity per wavelength of deployed Dense Wavelength More...