2016 Router Market Posts Small Growth but Forecast Sees Decline by 2021

The worldwide router market grew at a tepid 3.2% in 2016 and is projected to post slow growth as providers transition from custom purpose-built hardware to off-the-shelf hardware ACG Research has released its 2H-2016 worldwide Routing and Switching forecast. The worldwide Routing and Switching market is predicted to grow from $5.9 billion in 2016 to More...

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By Tim Doiron On Thursday, April 6th, 2017
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2016 Optical Infrastructure Delivers Strong Long-Haul and Optical DCI Growth

Optical DCI grew 63.5% in 2016 contributing over $1.69 billion with total Optical infrastructure finishing the year at $13.6 billion ACG Research has released its 2H-2016 worldwide Optical infrastructure and worldwide More...

By Paul Parker-Johnson On Monday, April 3rd, 2017
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Quantifying the Economic Advantages of Open Architecture NFV Designs

ACG Research’s Paul Parker Johnson recently completed a total cost of ownership study of a prominent Tier 1 operator who carried out a broad transition to NFV using open, modular, best of breed design and More...

By Karen Grenier On Tuesday, March 28th, 2017
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Webinar: Advances in IIoT Made Possible by Innovations in 5G, Virtualization & Cloud

Innovations in 5G, virtualization and cloud technologies will make new applications and services possible in both personal and industrial IoT in the next several years. The evolution of the RAN and the packet core More...

By Robert Haim On Monday, March 27th, 2017
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NFV Economics of Migration in a Multi-Vendor Environment

CSPs face many challenges in their migration path and avoiding vendor lock-in. This video discusses the economic impacts of a single vs. multi-vendor approach in building an NFV based infrastructure and explore More...

By Paul Parker-Johnson On Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
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NOW is the time to embrace a more agile service delivery platform

The path to continuous innovation is clear. NOW is the time to embrace more agile and openly architected service delivery platforms Under the umbrella of NFV the industry has researched whether networks can become More...

By Tim Doiron On Monday, March 20th, 2017
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Infinera Instant Network

With the introduction of Infinera Instant Network, Infinera is taking another step forward in its journey toward cognitive networking. Leveraging the experience and broad adoption of Instant Bandwidth, Infinera More...

By Tim Doiron On Friday, March 17th, 2017
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Connecting Metro-Distributed Data Centers: The Economics and Applicability of Inphi’s ColorZ™ Technology

At the 2016 OFC Conference, Inphi announced its ColorZ technology, which delivers 100Gb/s, 100GHz, fixed dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) in a 4.5 watt, QSFP28 pluggable package. Commensurate with that More...

By Liliane Offredo-Zreik On Monday, March 6th, 2017
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Digital transformation: To win, focus on the customer’s journey

Service providers’ roadmap for digital transformation must focus on improving the customer experience Service providers are facing competition from multiple angles, not the least of which are the webscalers, who More...

By Karen Grenier On Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
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Is there an economically optimal approach in migration to NFV?

Communication service providers love minimizing their cost base while maximizing their revenue streams. Yes, I may have captioned the obvious here, but it is easy to see that these are conflicting goals as in, it More...