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 because of their complex implementations. Service providers feel the added pressure of falling revenues and stiff competition by the over-the-top More...

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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...

By Liliane Offredo-Zreik On Tuesday, June 5th, 2018
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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 More...

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...