Next-Generation Business Models News
August 18, 2016
The latest Cisco layoffs are a result of customers moving to networking software and the cloud instead of the company's proprietary hardware.
April 06, 2016
Austin, Texas, Cancer Center uses AT&T's Network on Demand to get tumor diagnoses to patients faster.
March 29, 2016
In this roundup of notable blog posts from around the Web, one analyst says SD-WAN could render certain NFV services irrelevant; another has advice for green networking pros.
February 26, 2016
Verizon has rolled out a managed SD-WAN service using technology from startup Viptela, in addition to a similar service using Cisco IWAN, which it introduced last year.
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NFV versus VNF: SDN engineer Darien Hirotsu explains the differences between network functions virtualization and virtual network functions. Continue Reading
Virtual customer premise equipment (also referred to as vCPE or cloud CPE) are enterprise network services delivered through software. While providers must manually deploy traditional, physical CPE devices onsite, they can provision and manage vCPE ... Continue Reading
The vEPC offers a framework to support converged voice and data on 4G Long-Term Evolution networks. vEPC is the abstraction of Evolved Packet Core components into software that runs on generic servers, potentially cutting costs and improving service... Continue Reading
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Service providers deploy SDN and NFV technologies at different paces for two main reasons: issues with the organization's business case and slow-going standards progress. Continue Reading
If the systems responsible for network operations efficiency and automation were driving telecom technology upgrades, the savings might just pay for SDN and NFV deployments. Continue Reading
Evolving SDN/NFV network standards address the technology but don't help operators understand potential operational efficiencies and increased service revenues. Continue Reading
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Modernizing BSSes and OSSes to transform networks operations would be faster than changing the network itself and would save money before SDN and NFV savings start kicking in. Continue Reading
Building a compelling business case for NFV is challenging, but essential. Telecom expert Tom Nolle explains how to convince CFOs that the time is right for implementation. Continue Reading
Many new technologies are driving the need for IPv6 deployment, and the Internet of Things may be the biggest driver. IPv6 expert Ciprian Popoviciu explains why the Internet of Things is speeding up the need for enterprises to make the transition. Continue Reading
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To enable legal voice call interception in the world of VoIP, service operators need to find a way to gain accurate user identity and authentication. Continue Reading
Going from PSTN to VoIP services, this two-part series looks at the evolution of voice and its challenges, from enabling 911 to user identification. Continue Reading
Cloud storage solutions should be positioned as a business data insurance policy, not a cheap storage solution that can increase business survivability and garner better rates. Continue Reading