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 in DAA, a common element of all configurations is to move the PHY layer, which had been part of the integrated Converged Cable Access Platform 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 Paul Parker-Johnson On Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
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Spotlight on the Busine$$ of SD-WAN

Paul Parker-Johnson, Practice Lead Cloud Virtual Systems Infrastructure, ACG Research, gives the opening address (sponsored by Layer123) at the SDN + NFV World Congress in the Hague, which focused on business case More...

By Liliane Offredo-Zreik On Monday, October 30th, 2017
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Cable’s Digital Transformation Moment

Competition and customers’ demands are driving cable operators to initiate a massive transformation of their networks and operating environments At the SCTE Tech Expo in Denver, one clearly sensed a disturbance More...

By Liliane Offredo-Zreik On Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
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Harmonic’s CableOS: Stepping It Up to Enable Agility in Cable Access

At the recent ANGACOM event in Germany, there was a lot of buzz about Distributed Access Architecture (DAA). Many vendors were demonstrating Remote-PHY solutions, which seems to be gaining traction, at least in More...

By Karen Grenier On Thursday, April 27th, 2017
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NFV World Congress: Accelerating Telecom Innovations

Join ACG at Layer123 NFV World Congress, Accelerating Telecom Innovation with NFV+SDN+MANO Building the New Network Ecosystem, in San Jose, California, from May 2-5, 2017. Tim Doiron will moderate the panel debate Commercialising More...

By Liliane Offredo-Zreik On Monday, March 6th, 2017
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Digital transformation: To win, focus on the customer’s journey

Service providers’ roadmap for digital transformation must focus on improving the customer experience Service providers are facing competition from multiple angles, not the least of which are the webscalers, who More...

By Liliane Offredo-Zreik On Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
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IoT for Service Providers, It’s not Business as Usual

To succeed in a vertical approach, SPs must consider several important factors Internet of things presents a significant opportunity for service providers. The number of connected devices is growing exponentially More...

By Karen Grenier On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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Network Visibility & Analytics for Operational Intelligence

In the age of analytics, vendors and network operators are exploiting new network visibility and analytics technologies for deriving real-time, actionable operational intelligence, enabling service providers to More...

By Ray Mota On Wednesday, April 6th, 2016
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ACG HotSeat with HPE’s Nachman Shelef on Dynamic Network Transformation, Part 1 & 2

Nachman Shelef, vice president and general manager at HPE ConteXtream, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and Ray Mota, CEO of ACG Research, discuss why customers should look to HPE as they transition their infrastructures More...