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Monday, November 23, 2015

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:

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Trending: Network Performance News This Week, November 15-21, 2015

This week's roundup of telecom news is mostly about the ways service providers and network operators are adopting new technologies to stay competitive. For Comcast, that means Wi-Fi calling using network functions virtualization (NFV). AT&T is using software-defined networking (SDN) for Ethernet on demand. Telefonica, meanwhile, is focused on fixed and mobile video services, and Cox is selling a new small cell service. Also in the mix: Alcatel-Lucent's take that data center interconnects desperately need SDN, and the conclusion that distributed antenna systems (DAS) and cloud automation are changing the way network testing is done.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Accedian at Future of Cable Business Services 2015

Accedian is a Gold Sponsor of Light Reading's Future of Cable Business Services 2015, taking placing December 1 in New York City. If you're at the show, stop by our display or attend the panel we're represented on to get the scoop about the latest solutions for commercial services. 

Thursday, November 19, 2015

WOW! Business Picks Accedian Solution for SLA-Grade Carrier Ethernet Services

Quality of service (QoS) is the cornerstone of the WOW! Business brand. To move beyond the industry standard of serving SMBs with ‘best effort’ internet-based services, the provider deployed a performance assurance solution from Accedian, enabling it to cost efficiently offer assured QoS and service level agreements (SLAs) for its business services over DOCSIS (BSoD) services.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Insight: What’s Hot in Telecom Standards and Technology

In a previous post, we explored some of the newest lingo floating around the telecom world. Some of the major themes during SDN and OpenFlow World Congress, however, are beyond the scope of a glossary, so here we take a deeper look at Application-Aware Network Routing (AAR), Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO), Mobile Edge Compute (MEC), Software-Defined WAN (SD WAN), and various flavors of Virtualized Customer Premises Equipment (vCPE).

Monday, November 16, 2015

The only reason for time...

Originally published on Automated Trader
by Ian Salmon, Market Consultant - Finance, Accedian

"The only reason for time…." According to Albert Einstein "…is so that everything doesn't happen at once".

Consider yourself in the shoes of a timekeeper of athletic events. The stakes are high, consequently the choice of tools for the job imperative. Endurance or sprint? This question is at the forefront when it comes to providing the appropriate accuracy and granularity - seconds, tenths and hundredths of a second for a 100 metre race - hours, minutes and seconds to the marathon.

Insight: The Business Case for vCPE

The push toward virtualizing networks has three main business case drivers: 1) CapEx reduction, 2) OpEx reduction, and 3) service agility/improved QoE. These are compelling enough that even for operators taking a wait-and-see approach to virtualization in general, they can start testing out NFV at their service edge with relatively low risk, low complexity, and a tantalizing ROI.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Telecom Vernacular: Trending SDN- and NFV-Related Terminology

Every industry has its own vernacular, and those involving technology—including telecom—tend to rapidly spawn new words, terms, and acronyms. It can be hard to keep up. Here is a glossary of terminology observed as trending during SDN and OpenFlow World Congress last month. Take note; this language is likely to become familiar during 2016 and beyond.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Trending: Network Performance News This Week, November 8-14, 2015

This week's roundup of telecom news highlights new partnership and forum developments in the next generation networking and internet of things (IoT) markets, evolving perceptions about the role of IoT in business, the importance of virtualization for the success of small cell deployments, why cable business providers should adopt network functions virtualization (NFV), and questions about the potential impact of NFV on quality of service. 

Friday, November 13, 2015

SDN & OpenFlow World Congress Insights Serve as Telecom Benchmark for 2016

For the telecom industry, SDN & OpenFlow World Congress held in Dusseldorf each October is arguably is one of the most influential shows of the year for trend-setting topics, lingo, and gauging the progress of efforts to shift toward SDN and NFV in real service provider deployments. Those who attended or followed news from the event last month will be digesting for a while, leveraging progress reports and conclusions as a baseline for the year ahead.

Here are a few highlights noted by Accedian team members who were at the show. Pay attentionthese topics are likely to be focal points during GEN15 next week, and indeed throughout 2016.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Accedian at GEN15: Helping On-Site Routers Toward Extinction

Accedian is a Gold Sponsor of MEF's GEN15 event, taking placing November 16-19 in Dallas. (We'll be at booth 513, and at POC1 area, right across from each other in the Networking Hall.) While at the event, our primary goal is to help move on-site routers toward extinction, replacing them with vCPE modules.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Cable-Tec 2015: Cable MSOs Leverage vCPE for Business Services

At Cable-Tec 2015, a major topic of discussion was the rapid commoditization of Ethernet services and how cable MSOs are leveraging NFV to do more with less. In the video below--a Light Reading production--Patrick Ostiguy from Accedian and Edwin Mallette from Bright House explore the trend of MSOs using vCPE to enable SLA-backed business services over DOCSIS (BSoD). 

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Trending: Network Performance News This Week, November 1-7, 2015

This week's roundup of telecom news touches on NFV (results from multi-vendor trials, service provider concerns about OSS/BSS, and what's motivating telcos to move forward with NFV), Reliance Jio's ambitious LTE plans in India, the market for multi-operator small cells, and IDC's expanded research coverage that includes IoT.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Insight: Put Routers in Their Place

Still using routers at cell sites or the customer premises? That’s so 2015!

Time is of the Essence: Accedian at European Trading Architecture Summit

Significant attention is being paid to the potential impact of MiFID II regulations on financial markets, when they go into effect in 2017. However, one aspect of these changes tends to get overlooked: definitions in Article 50 regarding accuracy and granularity of the timestamping of trade flow packets that must be logged for financial compliance reporting. Accedian is keeping a close eye on this and will be discussing it at the 2015 European Trading Architecture Summit in London on November 19. 

We are a Lead Sponsor at the highly-regarded financial markets trading technology event, which will be will be attended by about 200 C-suite business professionals representing banks, brokers, exchanges, and other financial organizations. 

What's the big deal about timestamping? There are two aspects, said Ian Salmon, Accedian Market Consultant - Finance, in a recent Automated Trader article:
  • Scope - The new rules require most participants to timestamp every 'reportable event' in a transaction's lifecycle to millisecond or finer accuracy and granularity.
  • Breadth  -The new rules cover more assets than were previously regulated, requiring more points to be instrumented along the trade flow path: any location that can affect the outcome of a trade, including the time it executes, need to be logged.
Both factors may present significant challenges to compliance.  

Exploring this topic more in depth, Salmon will represent Accedian on the following panel at the Summit:

10:45am MiFID II - Preparation, Implementation and Awareness
Questions to be explored during the panel include:
  • What is MiFID II and how does it affect trading compliance?
  • What changes need to be made so ensure you're ready for the January, 2017 MiFID II implementation deadline?
  • Will MiFID II rules change trading patterns?
  • What legislative changes are expected that relate to MiFID II?
For more about timestamping for financial networks, see: