Tunnel-Based versus Tunnel-Free SD-WAN

With the emerging need to connect users to clouds, traditional WAN connectivity using leased lines and MPLS is falling short. Today, the services are everywhere, not just in enterprises’ data centers, but also in public clouds, private clouds and SAAS clouds. Users need the ability to reach the clouds directly, and SD-WAN efficiently provides this More...

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By Mark Mortensen On Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

Domain Control and Orchestration for the Future Automated Network

Domain Control and Orchestration is an emerging new software category, driven by the need to implement the automated hybrid physical and virtual networks of the futureThe operating environment for communications More...

By Liliane Offredo-Zreik On Saturday, March 7th, 2020

Riding the Virtualization Wave

The telecommunications industry has been riding the hype wave of virtualization over the past few years, and the cable industry has not been immune to this trend. To be sure, virtualization brings significant benefits More...

By Chris Nicoll On Monday, March 2nd, 2020

Understanding VRAN

The Radio Access Network (RAN) constitutes the second most expensive part of the mobile network after spectrum. The global RAN market has been dominated by a few vendors, primarily Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia, Samsung, More...

By Chris Nicoll On Thursday, February 20th, 2020

5G: This Is THE First That Matters

Where the US is #1 in 5G and why this #1 mattersOver the past two years the industry has been inundated with a never-ending list of 5G “Firsts.” Finally, yes, finally, we are at a point where being first More...

By Rick Talbot On Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

It’s a 400G World for Optical Network Planners

Here at the beginning of 2020, the optical networking industry is experiencing a confluence of several technical developments which is ushering in a change in the capacity per wavelength of deployed Dense Wavelength More...

By Paul Parker-Johnson On Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

With Its Big Switch Acquisition, Arista Strengthens Its Flight Plan for the Clouds

It’s a multi-cloud future, this we know. Developers and IT teams want as seamless a path as they can get to use the capabilities multiple cloud providers offer.With this context building over the More...

By Liliane Offredo-Zreik On Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

SD-WAN: A Growth Story in 2019

2019 was a year of significant growth for SD-WAN and VNF. Year on year vendor SD-WAN growth in 2019 was 80% and 190% for VNFs. This significant growth (from relatively small numbers in 2018) clouds the fact that More...

By Chris Nicoll On Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

Federated Wireless Media and Analyst Event: Takeaways

Federated Wireless, along with numerous partners and a few customers, hosted a media and analyst event for a series of presentations on various aspects of CBRS at its new HQ. This was held after the one-hour CBRS More...

By Liliane Offredo-Zreik On Saturday, October 26th, 2019

Comcast Business Analyst Day: Takeaways

The annual analyst day at Comcast Business did not disappoint. The team at Comcast Business continues to execute, and it is nice to see their progress on a yearly basis. Some themes that stood out this year:Comcast More...