Automation in the Adaptive Network

Users’ ever-increasing expectations and the technology breakthroughs that continue to feed them have created an unprecedented level of pressure and complexity on today’s network providers. Network automation will play an increasingly important role in enabling service providers to respond to these forces, but will that be enough? Ciena and ACG Research More...

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By Chris Nicoll On Monday, September 24th, 2018
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Ten takeaways from MWC Americas 2018: Not exactly a repeat of last year

Fresh off of the second annual Mobile World Congress Americas, held this year in LA (and for the next few years apparently), here are my insights from the meetings, conferences and panels I attended and moderated More...

By Ray Mota On Monday, August 27th, 2018
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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 More...

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 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 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 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...

By Stephen Collins On Monday, May 21st, 2018
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Intent-Based Networking with Apstra AOS: Market Impact Report

Apstra is a pure play IBN pioneer focused on eliminating the complexities and inefficiencies that plague modern data center operations, delivering log-scale improvements in network operation expense, capital expense, More...