ECI’s Neptune Portfolio Meeting the Challenge of the New Metro

With Elastic MPLS flexibly supporting IP/MPLS, MPLS-TP, Carrier Ethernet and now Segment Routing The metro network is a diverse on-ramp for residential, enterprise and wireless services where a mix of Ethernet, TDM and IP protocols and services all converge for transport to the IP Core. Targeted at the metro network and mindful of the diversity of service More...

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By Paul Parker-Johnson On Tuesday, March 27th, 2018
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Succeeding on an Open Field: The Impact of Open Source Technologies on the Communication Service Provider Ecosystem

The increasing use of open source technologies in communication service provider (CSP) networks is having a profound impact on the CSP ecosystem. In this report, we explore the attitudes, motivations and impacts More...

By Liliane Offredo-Zreik On Monday, March 26th, 2018
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SD-WAN and UCaaS, A Dynamic Duo

Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) enables the cloud-based delivery of enterprise communication services that include telephony, video conferencing, messaging, presence, and online meetings. UCaaS provides More...

By Karen Grenier On Tuesday, March 20th, 2018
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ONUG Spring Conference

Join ACG’s Steve Collins at ONUG Spring – May 8 & 9, 2018 – UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco  At ONUG Spring, IT leaders from around the globe will take the stage to share More...

By Robert Haim On Tuesday, March 20th, 2018
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Vendors’ Value-Driven Solutions Define Success for Service Providers’ Business

Three mega trends in deployment of network infrastructure have been moving in the same direction for some time: virtualization of network infrastructures, network automation and cloudification of services and applications. More...

By Tim Doiron On Tuesday, March 13th, 2018
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Infinera Unveils ICE5 Next-Generation Optical Engine

Consistent with Infinera’s commitment to accelerate the pace of new product introductions, Infinera today announced ICE5, incorporating its fifth-generation photonic integrated circuit (PIC) and coherent digital More...

By Tim Doiron On Monday, March 12th, 2018
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Coriant’s Multi-Sided Platform Partner Program: Market Impact Report

Coriant has issued multiple announcements leading up to the 2018 Mobile World Congress: enhancements to its Hyperscale Carrier Architecture (HCA) and the launch of a new Multi-Sided Platform Partner Program. Subsequent More...

By Tim Doiron On Thursday, March 8th, 2018
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Coriant Groove™ G30 Disaggregated Platform Update: Market Impact Report

Coriant announced new Coherent Multiservice Sleds for the Coriant Groove™ G30 Network Disaggregation Platform. The high-density, 1RU Groove G30 supports operation as an optical transponder for data center interconnect, More...

By Liliane Offredo-Zreik On Tuesday, March 6th, 2018
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Is SD-WAN always the right answer?

SD-WAN, a Software Defined Networking technology that introduces software programmability to enterprise communications, is gathering significant momentum in the marketplace. Its benefits are many; here are just More...

By Tim Doiron On Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
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2018 Optical DCI Reach Segmentation Update

In 2016, ACG Research published “Trends and Directions in Data Center Interconnect: A Survey of Optical and Packet Mode Networking Practices.” One area of the report that I have been most frequently contacted More...