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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Trending: Network Performance News This Week, October 25-31, 2015


Depending on your perspective, this week's roundup of telecom news may be a bit spooky, diving into the ugly side of NFV (plus the good and bad), developments toward ubiquitous VoLTE, the necessity of new business models for IoT and M2M services, launch of another IoT developer program, what's stopping small cell deployments from being profitable, and visions of a world where TV programming is accessible anywhere. 



Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Reminder: Upcoming Webinar on NFV for Enterprise Services Delivery [#NFV4Router]


If you haven't yet registered for this upcoming webinar (covering 
challenges and successes with using NFV to deliver enterprise services)—hosted by IHS/Infonetics—there's still time to sign up! 

Monday, October 26, 2015

Insight: HetNets Infrastructure Test Equipment Market Drivers


In its September 2015 global report, “Analysis of the Global HetNet Infrastructure Test Equipment Market,” Frost & Sullivan looked at the current and forecasted (2015-2021) state of infrastructure and test equipment for HetNets (defined as networks that use small cells/Wi-Fi/DAS and macro in the same network). It characterized this market as being in a ‘growth’ phase, with predicted 6.8% CAGR through 2021. 

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Trending: Network Performance News This Week, October 18-24, 2015


This week's roundup of telecom news delves into the role of software defined networking (SDN) in automating network security, challenges with deploying small cells and the possibility that massive MIMO might render small cells moot, how networks must evolve to support the Internet of Things (IoT), the relationship between IoT revenue opportunities and analytics, and the building blocks of 5G.



Thursday, October 22, 2015

Reminder: Upcoming Webinar on SDN/NFV for Small Cells & Backhaul [#NextGenBackhaul]


If you haven't yet registered for this upcoming webinar (covering 
the disruptive potential of SDN and NFV for small cells)—hosted by IHS/Infonetics—there's still time to sign up! 

Wednesday, October 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:

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Insight: SON Testing and Monitoring Market Opportunities and Challenges


As LTE and HetNets proliferate, network infrastructure is becoming too complex for human engineers to effectively track and monitor performance. To fill this gap, enter self-organizing networks (SON), a Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) concept. Broadly, SON describes network management and optimization technology capable of making ‘smart’ decisions—based on analysis of ‘big’ and ‘fast’ data—automatically, with no human intervention needed. This technology is characterized by plug-and-play, self-repair, and network optimization.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Trending: Network Performance News This Week, October 11-17, 2015



This week's roundup of telecom news touches on the future of big, fast data; the need for better service assurance solutions; operator plans for deploying carrier-grade Wi-Fi; the impact of Internet of Things (IoT) on mobile networks; leaders in the roadmap toward 5G; and Colt's launch of a software defined networking (SDN)-based data center service. 


Thursday, October 15, 2015

Carrier Ethernet Market Report: vCPE, Hybrid Cloud Increasingly Vital


In its September, 2015 Carrier Ethernet Survey, Heavy Reading highlighted the importance of hybrid cloud connectivity strategies, tension around increased price pressure (especially for Metro Ethernet), the crucial but unclear road toward virtualized service delivery at the network edge, and a growing focus on performance visibility as the future service differentiator.  

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Upcoming Webinar: Using NFV to Deliver Enterprise Services


Join us for the following, upcoming webinar covering one of the hottest topics in the network performance assurance market: using network functions virtualization (NFV) to deliver enterprise services. 

Monday, October 12, 2015

Operator Strategy: Differentiation Depends on Visibility, Control, and Optimized QoE


For network operators in today’s market, competing on price is a race to the bottom. So how can operators build customer loyalty, drive adoption, and create revenue opportunities? The answer lies in delivering highly reliable services that always perform as promised. 

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Trending: Network Performance News This Week, October 4-10, 2015


This week's roundup of telecom news includes an update on state of the distributed antenna system (DAS) and small cell market, a look at how carriers are expected to invest in software defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV), real-world business case challenges surrounding NFV deployments, the relationship between service assurance and virtualized networks, and a check in on 5G that goes beyond the 'fast wireless' hype. 

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Upcoming Webinar: SDN and NFV for Small Cells and Backhaul


Join us for the following, upcoming webinar covering one of the hottest topics in the network performance assurance market: the disruptive potential for software defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) to transform the impact of small cells. 

Insight: State of the Cable Business Services Market


For some perspective as the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo approaches, let’s look back almost a year to some cable business services market observations and predictions Light Reading made last December. 


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Insight: Real-Time and Fast Analytics Crucial for Telecom


In its recent Feature Report, “Implications and applications of real-time and ‘fast’ big data analytics,” RCR Wireless notes that telecom and IT leaders expect big data will dramatically change how business is done. Yet, the use of big data in telecom is still fragmented, with departmental projects and use cases dominating how operators leverage big data.

Monday, October 5, 2015

SDN & OpenFlow World Congress: Accedian to Preview NFV-Based PoC


Accedian is proud to be an Associated Sponsor at Layer123's SDN and OpenFlow World Congress in Dusseldorf, Germany--the principal network innovation conference in Europe for the global telecommunications industry. Here's how to connect with us at the event, and get a sneak peek at our innovative new NFV-based mobile network instrumentation solution available starting in early 2016. 


Saturday, October 3, 2015

Trending: Network Performance News This Week, September 27-October 3, 2015


This week's roundup of telecom news touches on the relationship between 5G and IoT, and related opportunities and challenges; the potential positive effects of RAN optimization on VoLTE services; forces driving service provider use of analytics; what it takes for cable operators to monetize Wi-Fi services; and a realistic look at how SDN/NFV implementation will likely unfold over the next decade.