Next Generation Network Architecture
- October 31, 2013
A microgrid approach using local power sources can help providers build out more self-sustaining, energy-efficient data centers.
- May 12, 2011
Internet backbone operators anecdotally report rising demand from carrier customers for IPv6 connectivity, but it's unclear when large amounts of traffic will materialize.
- May 05, 2011
Deciding when and how to convert IPv4 to IPv6, service providers face numerous technical and business issues; find out what matters most in this Q&A.
- March 31, 2011
There isn't anything inherent to IPv6 that makes its transport slower than IPv4. But the reality of IPv6 performance for service providers is more complicated than that.
- February 24, 2011
Operators caching content close to users and handling more mobile broadband traffic are finding that the mission of metro networks is changing enough to benefit from increased IP connections in addition to traditional Ethernet connections in ...
- January 27, 2011
NGN services will require next-generation telecom testing tools that are flexible, customizable and focus on applications rather than the bits underneath them.
- December 15, 2010
SearchTelecom.com asked four operators to talk about their network objectives for 2011. First up, we find out whether the Verizon IP backbone is ready for 100G, IPv6 and the cloud.
- November 22, 2010
Tata Communications is future proofing its global Ethernet network using Provider Backbone Bridging (PBB) in hopes of scaling up for point-to-multipoint Ethernet growth and better serving its wholesale customers.
- October 28, 2010
Even after most major carriers launch 4G networks based on Long-Term Evolution (LTE), service providers are still going to have to support subscribers on 2G/3G legacy networks for years to come.
- September 16, 2010
Carriers must pitch the IPv6 migration to enterprise customers as a gradual process and focus the conversation on enabling business continuity rather than simple scare tactics.
- September 02, 2010
Faced with a growing North American customer base, one European carrier ventured outside its home market for a U.S.-based colocation provider that would meet demand for local, affordable and flexible connectivity options.
- June 30, 2010
Pressured to support rising waves of IP traffic, carriers are testing 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE), optical transport and IP traffic as they build out their NGN architecture.
- April 22, 2010
Wholesale VoIP services proved to be a boon for one operator, but troubleshooting TDM to IP glitches threatened success. Replacing manual diagnostics with a passive test probe paid off with improved optical network monitoring and faster resolution ...
- December 15, 2009
Telecom carriers looking for ways to stem declining services revenues turned their attention in 2009 to creating a service layer architecture that tightly knits networks to services platforms and makes the most of owning a network.
- November 05, 2009
An intelligent telecom service architecture enables carriers to offer more than dumb pipes, and a new Juniper Networks chipset can make new services cost-effective for carriers.