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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!


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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
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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.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

SMB Success Encourages U.S. Cable MSOs to Target Enterprise Market



Encouraged by their success serving the small and medium-sized business market with connectivity services, cable operators are now setting their sites on a bigger prize: enterprisesnotes Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader at Light Reading, in a new white paper (sponsored by Accedian).

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Deloitte: MVNO Business Model an Opportunity for Telcos and Startups


As the digital communications market continues to evolve, forces large and small are giving rise to new business models or, in some cases, breathing new life into models from the past. One of these, explore by Deloitte in a recent “Flashpoint” article, is the mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) business model.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Trending: 3 Signs That Early 5G Will Be Here Soon


What is 5G and when will it "arrive"? Those are unanswerable questions, at least for now. But, there are signs that early 5Gwhatever it turns out to bewill make its presence known sooner than later. As proof-in-point, here are three examples from telecom news articles in the past week or so that paint a picture of 5G's imminent emergence.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Trending: 3 Signs of IoT's Influence on Telecom Strategy for 2017


2017 is just getting underway, but already there is plenty of evidence that this year will be an important one for the relationship between the Internet of Things and telecom operator strategies.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Predicting the Unpredictable: 5G in 2017


The thing about 5G is, it doesn’t exist yet. But, that isn’t stopping operators and vendors from making educated guesses about what it will mean for their future business models, and focusing their investments with the next generation of mobile telecom in mind.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

5 Ways Mobile Operators Can Overcome 5G Backhaul Challenges


When it comes to 5G’s effect on the mobile backhaul network, it’s best to think in terms of revolution, not evolution. This reality is creating both significant challenges and opportunities for network operators. Here are five ways to overcome those challenges and find success in the next generation of mobile service delivery.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

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.

Here are the articles we've seen from the past few weeks:

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Survey Results: How are Mobile Operators Approaching Test and Measurement?

Mobile network operator (MNO) test and measurement (T&M) strategies vary from region to region around the globe, but in general market forces are making virtualized solutions attractive, especially in areas where price is no longer an effective competitive differentiator. That’s what Heavy Reading found in a September, 2016, Accedian-sponsored survey. More results from the survey will be published soon, but for now here are some of the noteworthy conclusions it highlights.