Automation in the Adaptive Network

Users’ ever-increasing expectations and the technology breakthroughs that continue to feed them have created an unprecedented level of pressure and complexity on today’s network providers. Network automation will play an increasingly important role in enabling service providers to respond to these forces, but will that be enough? Ciena and ACG Research More...

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By Chris Nicoll On Monday, September 24th, 2018
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Ten takeaways from MWC Americas 2018: Not exactly a repeat of last year

Fresh off of the second annual Mobile World Congress Americas, held this year in LA (and for the next few years apparently), here are my insights from the meetings, conferences and panels I attended and moderated More...

By Mark Mortensen On Monday, September 17th, 2018
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Five Barrier Questions to AI Adoption

Artificial Intelligence (AI) software is being implemented in all industry verticals as they move to digitally transform their businesses. Some use cases are now well established, especially in circumstances where More...

By Ray Mota On Monday, August 27th, 2018
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Segment Routing: An ACG Research Whitepaper

Service providers and large enterprises face stiff challenges: the network infrastructure and their operations are growing at tremendous pace and becoming complex. IP/MPLS networks have become operation intensive More...

By Tim Doiron On Friday, August 24th, 2018
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Looking beyond ZTE to Bring 2018 Optical Networking into Focus

The US government embargo of optical components for ZTE during Q2-2018 resulted in reduced revenue for component suppliers like Acacia as well as ZTE shipments to service provider and enterprise customers in the More...

By Liliane Offredo-Zreik On Tuesday, August 14th, 2018
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Stofa Goes Live with Arris R-PHY Solution: A Market Impact Report

Stofa, a major cable operator in Denmark, recently selected the Remote-PHY version of the Distributed Access Architecture to upgrade its network to DOCSIS 3.1. ARRIS supplied most of the solution, including the More...

By Mark Mortensen On Monday, August 6th, 2018
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Successful Digital Transformations: Centralized Projects or Functional Platforms?

For the last several years, I have been talking to operators and vendors about digital transformation (DX) and have seen a number of different approaches used along a spectrum. At one end of the spectrum are highly More...

By Paul Parker-Johnson On Tuesday, July 24th, 2018
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The Software Part in SDN Solutions Capturing Greater Portion of Market Revenues in SPs’ Data Center Purchases Moving Forward

 37% of SP DC SDN solution revenues in 2022 or $3.7 billion expected to be for software offerings, up from 24% in 2017 ACG Research has released its Q1 2018 market share and its five-year market outlook for the More...

By Tim Doiron On Tuesday, July 17th, 2018
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Nsight: Transformation through Software Automation

In this service provider case study, we explore how Nsight, headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin and delivering residential, enterprise and mobile communications services, is collaborating with Cisco to evolve More...

By Chris Nicoll On Tuesday, June 26th, 2018
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Adoption of 4G Drives Capex: ACG 1Q18 Mobile IP Report

First quarter year over year volatility continues to mark network ups and downs for 4G ahead of 5G In the Mobile IP space, global capex continues to be driven by the adoption of 4G devices and networks as well as More...