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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Early Version of 5G NR Spec is Just One Piece in the 5G Puzzle

At its RAN Plenary meeting this week, the 3GPP gave the go-ahead to a proposal for an early NonStandAlone (NSA) version of the 5G New Radio specification, The Mobile Network reported

Thursday, March 9, 2017

SD-WAN: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

Are software-defined WANs the next big thing in monetizing connectivity for cloud-connected enterprises, an overhyped 'silver bullet,' or something in-between? That depends on who you ask. 

Monday, March 6, 2017

Cable MSO Market: Less Talk, More Action for Network Virtualization

The majority of large cable MSOs are now actively working on plans to virtualize and distribute their access networks, according to results from a recent SNL Kagan survey of 35 cablecos around the globe, reported Light Reading and Fierce Cable.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Mobile Operators, Vendors on 5G Standardization: Let's Speed This Along

One thing is clear from the news out of Mobile World Congress this past week: mobile operators and vendors see more opportunities than risks with getting 5G off the ground as soon as possible, and are doing their best to significantly speed up the development of 5G standards. 

Friday, March 3, 2017

Cable MSO Market, U.S.: Mergers, OTT, and 5G Trials

What's new in the U.S. cable MSO market? Here's a roundup of recent news, including 5G trials, increasing competition for over-the-top (OTT) services, and the latest moves by Comcast, Charter, CenturyLInk, and Windstream. 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Accedian in the News

If you're following Accedian's growth, solutions, and contribution to conferences and industry organizations, you'll want to see who's been taking note in the media.

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

5G Trials: Putting Next-Gen Mobile to the Test

Now seems as good a time as any to check in on the progress of pre-standards 5G trials, underway in some form or another by just about every major mobile telecom player and many vendor partners as well. 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

5G Development: 3 Answers to "What's Next?"

The evolution (or revolution, if you envision faster, more dramatic change) toward 5G continues apace as 2017 unfolds. Exactly what 5G will be once it arrives remains to be seen, but operators and vendors continue with various developments that clearly have the next generation of mobile networks in mind. Where do we go from here? Below are three answer to that question, illustrated by recent telecom news stories.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Reminder: Accedian at Mobile World Congress 2017 (#MWC17)

Reminder: you’re invited to visit with us at the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry, where we will be demoing real-world virtualized performance assurance solutions with some of our partners, and sharing our expertise during a session on network analytics and machine learning. Don’t miss it!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Mobile Network Operator Market, U.S.: 3 Top Carriers Push the Envelope

Things aren't exactly stagnant in the U.S. mobile network operator (MNO) market. Unlimited data plans? Fiber-fed gigabit mobile service in more metro areas? A drone management platform? All this and more, in the coming paragraphs!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Accedian at Mobile World Congress 2017 (#MWC17)

You’re invited to visit with us at the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry, where we will be demoing real-world virtualized performance assurance solutions with some of our partners, and sharing our expertise during a session on network analytics and machine learning. Don’t miss it!



DemoLTE/VoLTE Customer Experience Assurance
Virtualized monitoring and big data analytics are key ingredients for ensuring an optimal 4G customer experience. This demo illustrates a real-world example: how Accedian’s SkyLIGHT Platform and Reliance Jio’s JCP Data Analytics Platform are used together to optimize network quality and user experience in real-time for approximately 50 million mobile subscribers in India. Learn More

Demo: Actionable KPIs and Analytics with SkyLIGHT
Service providers are under increasing pressure to deliver high-quality service to their subscribers, as QoE is the new differentiator--elbowing out traditional price wars. This demo explores how Accedian’s SkyLIGHT virtualized performance assurance platform empowers operators to instrument all key points along the service path for complete visibility into quality of experience (QoE) for services like VoLTE and streaming video. This is possible by correlating metrics to isolate root causes and integrating assurance instrumentation with big data analytics to uncover ‘invisible’ QoE impairments. Learn More

Demo: Orchestrated NFV-PM for Cloud-Based Services

Accedian partnered with RIFT.io to create a scalable, network functions virtualization (NFV) performance monitoring (PM) solution for cloud-based services. This demo shows how our SkyLIGHT VCX virtualized performance assurance controller and RIFT.Io’s RIFT.ware NFV management and network orchestration (MANO) solution work together to simplify VNF deployment and satisfy customer service level agreements (SLAs.) Learn More

Session: Network Analytics and Machine Learning
◯ Wednesday, March 1st. 11:00am-12:10pm.
◯ Hall 4 Auditorium 3
◯ Accedian Speaker: Patrick Ostiguy, Founder and CEO
How are operators improving the use of their existing assets as well as gaining better insights for decisions about their networks’ future development? Machine learning and automation are delivering some significant efficiency and performance improvements, thanks to new methods of collecting and analyzing data and metadata. More Details

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Trending: 3 Things That Could Be Crucial for 5G

Discussion about what it will take to turn 5G into reality often focuses on broad generalities or hones in on the challenges of developing industry standards and maximizing network efficiency. But, there are other things to consider as well. Here are three examples from recent telecom industry news that could possibly turn out to be crucial aspects of developing 5G.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Deloitte Mobile Consumer Survey Confirms Changing Trends in Telecom

What is the best way to characterize how consumers think about and use their smartphones and services those devices enable? A few words come to mind, such as ‘indespensible’ and ‘ubiquitous.’ In the U.S. edition of its 2016 Global Mobile Consumer Survey, Deloitte explores this idea, examining the power of mobile—as a lifestyle hub rather than merely consisting of communication devices—and how it is creating new markets in many fields including payment methods, virtual reality, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Trending: 3 Examples of Cable MSOs Killing it in 2017

So far, 2017 is gearing up for a lot of U.S. cable MSOs. Here are three examples from the past week's news. 

Friday, January 27, 2017

Why U.S. Cable MSOs Want to Break Into the Enterprise Market

U.S. cable MSOs are investing significant resources toward the goal of becoming major players in the enterprise business services marketwith good reason. In a new white paper (sponsored by Accedian), Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader at Light Reading, explores what's so attractive about the enterprise market.