An Economic Comparison of Fronthaul Architectures for 5G Networks

Global service providers worldwide are in a race to deploy 5G technology and services. To achieve greater speeds and capacity with 5G, operators will need to densify their networks, which will mean an increase in the number of macro cells and small cells. To optimize the total cost of ownership of the Radio Access Network, many SPs are planning to More...

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By Peter Fetterolf On Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
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TCO Benefits of Converged 5G Ready IP Transport

ACG’s paper presents the results of a TCO analysis comparing the economics of a converged IP/MPLS transport network with more traditional dedicated networks. The results of the analysis demonstrate significant More...

By Peter Fetterolf On Thursday, September 26th, 2019
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Economic Comparison of a DriveNets Network with Traditional Router Networks

IP networks are experiencing tremendous traffic growth that is expected to continue for the foreseeable future. Growth will primarily be driven by 4K/8K video, gaming services, and 5G mobile networks. In order 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 Robert Haim On Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
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Lenovo: Data Center Switch Solutions for Enterprise Data Centers

ACG Research conducted an economic analysis of several leading vendors of DC switches for private datacenters. The analysis included the total cost of ownership for different DC switches over five years. Specifically, More...

By Karen Grenier On Wednesday, June 15th, 2016
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Security and Scale for Tomorrow’s Mobile Apps: TCO in Gi-LAN Firewall

With the promise of 5G on the horizon and the continued growth in the number of devices to be connected with IoT and user applications, network traffic bandwidths are expected to increase 40% annually. To meet these More...

By Robert Haim On Thursday, March 24th, 2016
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The Business Value of Carrier-Grade NFV Infrastructure

Robert Haim of ACG Research performed the economic analysis for performance, high availability, and manageability advantages of HPE’s Helion OpenStack Carrier-Grade (HPE HCG) solution versus a competing enterprise-grade More...

By Robert Haim On Saturday, February 20th, 2016
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Business Case Analysis: Ericsson Router 8801 Distributed Subscriber Management

OTT traffic places huge demands on the backbone network. Three major trends are contributing to this: 1. Content moving towards 4K media streaming and requiring seven-times the bandwidth for each individual stream; More...

By Robert Haim On Friday, January 22nd, 2016
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Business Case Analysis on Hewlett Packard Enterprise SDN/NFV Based Approach to Gi-LAN Services

Robert Haim, business case analyst, conducted an analysis of a typical scenario that a service provider faces when migrating to a VMO based Gi LAN network to expand network scale. The scenario assumes an existing More...

By Robert Haim On Wednesday, January 20th, 2016
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Business Case Analysis

Explosive traffic growth is stressing service provider’s business cases. New services including video streaming, cloud services and mobile broadband are driving network traffic demand at annual rates of 35 percent More...