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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Trending: Network Performance News This Week, January 24-30, 2016

This week's roundup of telecom news touches on three topics: network functions virtualization (NFV)/software-defined networking (SDN), 5G, and the Internet of Things (IoT). How fast will NFV reach the mainstream? How can operators overcome the challenges of NFV deployment? What's the role of SDN and NFV in 5G? How will LTE operators claim their share of the IoT market? Is software defined radio the future of IoT? Let's dive in!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Accedian Shortlisted for Glomo Award! (#GLOMO)

Accedian has been shortlisted for a 2016 GSMA Global Mobile (Glomo) Award, in the Best Technology Enabler category. A panel of independent judges recognized Accedian's work enabling the deployment of SK Telecom's big data analytics driven, multi-vendor, software defined network (SDN). 

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Trending: Network Performance News This Week, January 17-23, 2016

This week's roundup of telecom news is both retrospective and forward looking, touching on investments made in network functions virtualization (NFV) and software defined networking (SDN) during 2015 and predictions about how 5G preparation and network monitoring will evolve during 2016, as well as speculation regarding vCPE business models and the relationship between LTE and Internet of Things (IoT). 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Where on SlideShare is Accedian?

Accedian's thought leadership content exploring network performance assurance includes white papers, webinar replays, videos, and infographics, available on our Web Library. Now, we've expanded that by publishing some of our slide decks on SlideShare.net. 

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:

Reminder: Business Services over DOCSIS Webinar on January 27

If you haven't yet registered for this upcoming SCTE-hosted webinar--exploring how cable MSOs are leveraging BSoD to grown market share--there's still time to sign up! 

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Opinion: 2016 a Tipping Point for Software Defined Networks (SDNs)

What's ahead for telecom in 2016? Here's one way to sum it up: end-to-end network visibility gives providers control they need to optimize the customer experience and achieve competitive differentiation. 

2015 Results: Accedian Grows Sales by 25 Percent

During 2015, Accedian grew its overall sales by 25 percent--strong momentum built by a a series of significant operator contract wins, including new deployments with four of the world’s major service providers (Telefonica, South Korea Telecom, T-Mobile, and Cox Business). Also during 2015, Accedian added 75 new employees to its global workforce. 

Q and A: Virtualized VoLTE

What's behind the increasing investment in voice over LTE (VoLTE) on the part of network operators? Short-term, it's mostly about keeping up with data traffic growth and delivering voice services more efficiently. But there's much more to the story. Here, we dig deeper by answering some questions about VoLTE and its effect on operator business models.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Accedian at Mobile World Congress: VoLTE QoE Demo

At Mobile World Congress next month, Accedian is showcasing the world premiere of FlowBROKER™, an industry-first virtualized solution for all-layer quality of experience (QoE) monitoring.

FlowBROKER allows operators to gain direct insight into application performance, multi-layer network behavior, intrusion detection, policy enforcement, and user experience at all locations throughout LTE and 5G networks.

Throughout the show, Accedian will be demonstrating FlowBROKER monitoring VoLTE calls, using DPI to resolve QoE metrics from multiple locations, in real-time. Reserve a time to meet directly with our CEO and CTO for a hands-on demo, and to see howFlowBROKER can significantly enhance network efficiency, granularity, fidelity, and visibility.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Trending: Network Performance News This Week, January 10-16, 2016

If this week's roundup of telecom news is any indication, 2016's alphabet soup of acronyms will be dominated by VoLTE, SDN, 5G, and IoTplus cloud and small cells. 

Friday, January 15, 2016

Upcoming Webinar: Performance Assured Business Services over DOCSIS

Register now for the following, upcoming webinar covering one of the hottest topics in the network performance assurance market: delivering performance-assured business services over DOCSIS (BSoD).

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Mind Commerce: Next-Gen B/OSS Key to Virtualized Networks

As noted by the Metro Ethernet Forum, one thing that's holding Carrier Ethernet providers back form deploying dynamic services is lack of necessary capabilities in existing Operations Support Systems (OSS) and Business Support Systems (BSS). In a market forecast report published late last month, Mind Commerce explores what next generation B/OSS provides by way of competitive advantages and how those features are driving adoption by communication service providers.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

MEF: LSO, SDN, NFV Crucial to Carrier Ethernet Dynamic Services

As 2016 gets underway, the topic of 'dynamic services' already is heating up to be a major focus. What capabilities are available (or planned) to allow customers can use to control dynamic services from their own networks? What role do LSO, SDN, and NFV play in moving the Carrier Ethernet 2.0 market forward? What are the deployment drivers, benefits, and challenges for dynamic services? These are some of the questioned posed by MEF recently in a survey of Ethernet and cloud services providers.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

MiFID II timestamping: white elephant or white knight?

Originally published on Finance Magnates

The narrative surrounding MiFID II so far hasn’t exactly been a positive one and few in the financial services industry have cast ESMA as the hero of the story. While the industry accepts the need for changes to certain practices, MiFID II represents the most far-reaching change ever to hit the industry in one fell swoop. Change of that magnitude is scary; it’s also potentially expensive and difficult. So some trepidation is understandable. However, is it possible we’re telling the wrong story? 

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Trending: Network Performance News This Week, January 3-9, 2016

Kicking off the New Year in style, this week's roundup of telecom news is a two-part edition: first, a look at what some of the major communications service providers are saying about their 2015 achievements and 2016 goals, and second, a few highlights from the past week's communications technology news. Happy 2016!