Cisco Introduces the Cloud-Native Broadband Router

Cisco introduced its cloud-native CCAP, which was demonstrated at SCTE 2017. The new solution, named cnBR is not an iteration of the cBR-8, Cisco’s current hardware based CCAP, nor is the cBR-8 software ported to virtual machines. Rather, it is a completely new solution, built from the ground up as microservices-based architecture, where functions More...

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By Chris Nicoll On Wednesday, May 30th, 2018
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This Analyst’s Take-Aways: 5G North America and 5G New Horizons Shows

These two shows in June in Austin, Texas, were collocated with the Light Reading Big Communications Event for which I am disappointed to say I didn’t even get inside the door. Lots of attendees complained of the More...

By Liliane Offredo-Zreik On Thursday, May 24th, 2018
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Challenges and Opportunities of DAA for MSOs

The Distributed Access Architecture (DAA) was developed to modernize the cable headend and to enable operators to meet the exponential growing demand for bandwidth. Although there are a few configuration options More...

By Stephen Collins On Monday, May 21st, 2018
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Intent-Based Networking with Apstra AOS: Market Impact Report

Apstra is a pure play IBN pioneer focused on eliminating the complexities and inefficiencies that plague modern data center operations, delivering log-scale improvements in network operation expense, capital expense, More...

By Stephen Collins On Monday, April 30th, 2018
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Nokia Deepfield Enables Automated, Insight-Driven Network Performance & Security

Craig Labovitz, general manager, Nokia Deepfield and Stephen Collins, principal analyst, ACG Research discuss how Nokia routers based on its FP4 2.4 Tb/s network processor and Nokia’s carrier SDN Network Services More...

By Stephen Collins On Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
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Retooling IT Operations with Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

The ONUG Community is in the vanguard of migrating of enterprise IT applications to hybrid multi-cloud environments. Although the business benefits are real, this effort is not without its challenges. Hybrid multi-cloud More...

By Tim Doiron On Monday, April 9th, 2018
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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, More...

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...