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 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 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 Tim Doiron On Monday, April 9th, 2018
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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, 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 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 Tim Doiron On Tuesday, December 8th, 2015
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SDN/NFV: Intelligent Networking Services

Tim Doiron, principal analyst, Intelligent Networking Services, ACG Research, leads an SDN/NFV panel at Layer123 SDN & OpenFlow World Congress in Dusseldorf, Germany. Tim introduced the panel participants More...