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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Reminder: Upcoming Webinar on DAS and Small Cell Market


If you haven't yet registered for this upcoming webinar (covering 
the status of distributed antenna systems/DAS and small cells in North America)—hosted by RCR Wireless—there's still time to sign up! 

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Trending: Network Performance News This Week, September 20-26, 2015


This week's roundup of telecom news touches on the role of edge computing in 5G, and the role of LTE in the Internet of Things (IoT); a comparison of distributed antenna systems (DAS) and small cells; the testing trends vendors are addressing; perspective on where virtual customer premises equipment (vCPE) fits in the broad scheme of things; and some observations about why SDN/NFV and DevOps depend on each other. 


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

MiFID II timestamping set to shake up markets


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

Many of the high-profile items in MiFID II have been identified - unbundling, best execution, trade reporting & transaction data capture - and market commentary has already flagged many areas of concern and challenge.

But one key part is being overlooked, one that requires significant effort and investment for the 1st January 2017 deadline and has the potential to derail all other efforts to comply.


State of the Industry: Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD Results


Vertical Systems Group recently published its mid-2015 U.S. Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD results, ranking the top players in this space, based on retail port share: AT&T, Level 3, CenturyLink, Time Warner Cable, Comcast, XO, and Cox. 


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Cable-Tec 2015: Live Demo of Accedian's NFV-Powered BSoD Solution



Stop by booth 1808 to see a live demo of the business services over DOCSIS (BSoD) solution America's largest MSOs are using. Featuring Accedian's NFV-powered vCPE for cable business services—the ant Module—our engineers will show how a carrier-grade commercial service can be deployed, provisioned, and automatically tested within minutes, directly by the end customer, by simply plugging the ant Module into a cable modem.

Upcoming Webinar: DAS and Small Cell Update


Join us for the following, upcoming webinar covering one of the hottest topics in the network performance assurance market: an update on the status of distributed antenna systems (DAS) and small cells in North America.

Monday, September 21, 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:

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Telecom Asia Awards: Help Us Win! Vote for Accedian & SK Telecom :-)



Each year, Telecom Asia calls on analysts and telcos to nominate the best telecom equipment and software suppliers for its Readers' Choice & Innovation Awards. For 2015, Accedian and one of our customers (South Korea Telecom) were nominated in two categories by Lee Doyle, a leading analyst in the mobile space. 

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Trending: Network Performance News This Week, September 13-19, 2015


This week's roundup of telecom news covers small cells, Internet of Things (IoT), 5G, and NFV: a look at work being done to commercialize small cell tech, insight into what IoT means for telecom, predictions about what 5G might actually be and how it will roll out, and the evolution and challenges of NFV adoption.  


Thursday, September 17, 2015

Upcoming Webinar: Real-Time and Fast Data Analytics for Telecom


Join us for the following, upcoming webinar covering one of the hottest topics in the network performance assurance market: the role of big data analytics for telecom.

Reminder: Upcoming Webinar on SDN and NFV Commercial Deployment #SDNLessons


If you haven't yet registered for this upcoming webinar (covering commercial deployment of SDN and NVF)
—hosted by IHS/Infonetics Research—there's still time to sign up! 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

State of the Industry: SDN/NFV and 5G in North America


How do North American network operators/carriers stack up against their international counterparts when it comes to adopting software-defined networking (SDN)/network functions virtualization (NFV), and the migration to 5G? Accedian VP of Marketing Scott Sumner dives into these inter-related topics below with a look at the current state of the industry as it relates to virtualization and next-generation networks.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Trending: Network Performance News This Week, September 6-12, 2015


This week's roundup of telecom news is about change and the intersection of people and technology: the capex/opex dilemma carriers face around NFV/SDN, and the human factor of migrating to virtualization; what it takes to be successful with small cells deployments; the progression of 5G from concept to lab testing to field trials; and some predictions about the future of mobile voice. 


Thursday, September 10, 2015

Reminder: Upcoming Webinar on Service Activation Testing for Carrier Ethernet


If you haven't yet registered for this upcoming webinar (covering Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Service Activation Testing)—hosted by Metro Ethernet Forum—there's still time to sign up! 

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Trending: Network Performance News This Week, August 30-September 5, 2015


This week's roundup of telecom news is all about visions of mobile networking's future and the work being done to get there: the role of low-power wide area (LPWA) solutions for Internet of Things (IoT) development, the complexities and challenges of 5G, and the efforts being made by mobile operators investing in software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), and millimeter wave. 


Thursday, September 3, 2015

Upcoming Webinar: SDN and NFV, from the Lab to Commercial Service


Join us for the following, upcoming webinar covering one of the hottest topics in the network performance assurance market: commercial deployment of Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). 

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Don't Miss It: HetNets Session at CTIA Tower & Small Cells Summit


Planning to attend CTIA's Tower & Small Cells Summit during Super Mobility 2015 next week? Don't miss the 3:00pm session on Wednesday, September 9th: "Network Testing and Optimization for HetNets and Small Cells." Accedian's VP of Marketing, Scott Sumner, will be among the panelists.

Questions that will be explored during the session include:
  • Which factors most influence how well small cells perform in a live network?
  • What network testing and infrastructure performance monitoring solutions are needed to optimize small cells installation and performance?
  • How can network operators use self-organizing networks (SON) to optimize their use of small cells, distributed antenna systems (DAS0, and Wi-Fi in HetNet and in-building deployments?
More info.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Upcoming Webinar: Service Activation Testing (SAT) Power Play


Join us for the following, upcoming webinar covering one of the hottest topics in the network performance assurance market: Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Service Activation Testing (SAT)