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, TDM and IP protocols and services all converge for transport to the IP Core. Targeted at the metro network and mindful of the diversity of service More...

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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 Tim Doiron On Tuesday, March 13th, 2018
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Infinera Unveils ICE5 Next-Generation Optical Engine

Consistent with Infinera’s commitment to accelerate the pace of new product introductions, Infinera today announced ICE5, incorporating its fifth-generation photonic integrated circuit (PIC) and coherent digital More...

By Tim Doiron On Monday, March 12th, 2018
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Coriant’s Multi-Sided Platform Partner Program: Market Impact Report

Coriant has issued multiple announcements leading up to the 2018 Mobile World Congress: enhancements to its Hyperscale Carrier Architecture (HCA) and the launch of a new Multi-Sided Platform Partner Program. Subsequent More...

By Tim Doiron On Thursday, March 8th, 2018
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Coriant Groove™ G30 Disaggregated Platform Update: Market Impact Report

Coriant announced new Coherent Multiservice Sleds for the Coriant Groove™ G30 Network Disaggregation Platform. The high-density, 1RU Groove G30 supports operation as an optical transponder for data center interconnect, More...

By Liliane Offredo-Zreik On Tuesday, March 6th, 2018
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Is SD-WAN always the right answer?

SD-WAN, a Software Defined Networking technology that introduces software programmability to enterprise communications, is gathering significant momentum in the marketplace. Its benefits are many; here are just More...

By Tim Doiron On Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
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2018 Optical DCI Reach Segmentation Update

In 2016, ACG Research published “Trends and Directions in Data Center Interconnect: A Survey of Optical and Packet Mode Networking Practices.” One area of the report that I have been most frequently contacted More...

By Karen Grenier On Monday, February 19th, 2018
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3 Key Considerations for Hybrid Cloud

Ray Mota, CEO, ACG Research, talks with Priya Natarajan, Sr. Director, Head of WW GTM, Lenovo Networking, about addressing customers’ key concerns about hybrid cloud. By building an interoperable data center with More...

By Liliane Offredo-Zreik On Monday, February 19th, 2018
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Comcast Establishing a Beachhead with SD-WAN

Comcast launches SD-WAN service and finds strong momentum and better than expected willingness to walk away from MPLS Despite all the hype around SD-WAN, there is true momentum building up in the enterprise market More...