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Monday, February 29, 2016

Cable Next Gen Breakfast Workshop: The Enterprise Market


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The Cable Center
Denver, Colorado
March 10, 2016

Join us at Light Reading's Cable Next Gen 2016 for a lively discussion about tackling the enterprise market. We are proudly sponsoring the breakfast workshop, where Jeff Johnson, Cable MSO Sales Director, joins other industry leaders from Charter, CableLabs, and Heavy Reading, to explore the latest technology tools to grow business services revenue. 

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Trending: Network Performance News This Week, February 21-27, 2016


This week's roundup of telecom news represents a tiny fraction of the commentary that came out of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona--touching on some of the major topics at the event: small cells, Internet of Things (IoT), and 5G, as well as a broader look at industry trends like everything-as-a-service, cloud business services, and problems the industry hasn't yet solved (and is perhaps avoiding). 



Thursday, February 25, 2016

Accedian and SK Telecom Win #GLOMO Award for Best Mobile Technology Enabler



We are honored to announce that Accedian won the award for Best Mobile Technology Enabler in this year's GSMA GLOMO Awards, recognized for our technology's ability to provide the real-time, network-wide view of performance and quality of experience (QoE) that acts as the nervous system driving SK Telecom’s software-defined network (SDN), a big data analytics driven, multi-vendor environment. 

Monday, February 22, 2016

On the Road to 5G, (Lack of) Visibility is Holding Operators Back


At Mobile World Congress this year, much discussion is expected about how new applications such as voice over LTE (VoLTE), video over LTE (ViLTE) and enhance security will be delivered in new 5G networks and the innovation that will go into developing them. But it’s not going to be an easy ride. 

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Trending: Network Performance News This Week, February 14-20, 2016


What is the telecom industry most in love with this week? Leading up to Mobile World Congress 2016, hot topics include network functions virtualization (NFV), software-defined networking (SND), small cells, and 5G. This week's roundup of trending news is a mixed box of those subjects, exploring near-term prospects for small cells, NFV, and 5G; SDN-related security concerns; and how to separate 5G hype from reality. Plus, a couple of bonus links to whet your appetite for MWC. Let's dig in!


Wednesday, February 17, 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:

QoE Assurance: You Can't Control What You Can't See

It's no longer enough to have some areas or layers of the mobile network instrumented for performance assurance; with the growing complexity introduced by voice over LTE (VoLTE) and 5G services, operators need granular, end-to-end, real-time visibility across all parts of the network. That's the conclusion drawn by Viavi Solutions in a recent RCRWireless News article

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

VoLTE QoE Assurance Requires Full RAN Visibility


The radio access network (RAN) is at the heart of the mobile customer experience, noted Amdocs in its State of the RAN 2016 report. Delivering a consistent quality of experience (QoE) therefore requires full visibility into the RANeasier said than done. 

Monday, February 15, 2016

How to Correlate QoE with Network Performance

In the past, communications networks were relatively static, so monitoring individual elements was sufficient to assure quality of service (QoS) and, to a certain extent, quality of experience (QoE), noted Senza Fili Consulting President Monica Paolini, during a recent webinar co-presented by RCRWireless. But, that's no longer the case, and now operators must take a different approach to account for the dynamic nature of networks and the complexities of assuring QoE. 

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Trending: Network Performance News This Week, February 7-13, 2016


This week's roundup of telecom news is a reality check into 5G and what it will take to get there: the gap between 5G dreams and reality, what people are actually envisioning 5G will mean, what the Internet of Things (IoT; arguably an aspect of 5G) means for operators, how backhaul will be handled in the 5G era, and how interest in software-defined networking (SDN) has evolved. 



Thursday, February 11, 2016

What it Takes to Assure QoE and Succeed with VoLTE



Senzi Fili and RCRWireless recently collaborated on a report (Getting the Best QoE: Trends in Traffic Management and Mobile Core Optimization) examining the challenges mobile operators now face around assuring service quality. The interviews on which the report is based (mostly with companies specializing in mobile network performance assurance, including Alepo, Antritsu, Ascom, Guavus, and Viavi) paint a useful picture of market forces pushing network virtualization and automation. 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

QoE Assurance: Eliminate RAN Blindspots with FlowBROKER


To deliver the user experience customers expect, mobile operators must be able to analyze how well applications are performing, in addition to monitoring network quality of service (QoS). But, until now, visibility into the application layer and user experience was restricted by analyzer cost, at locations governed by access to data.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Telecom Review: Telefonica Selects Accedian for Network Performance Assurance


With an eye toward effective performance assurance across multi-vendor networks, operators are adopting open, programmable solutions that make it possible to deliver new levels of customer experience. As detailed in a Telecom Review article, Telef√≥nica selected Accedian as its partner in this endeavor. 

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Trending: Network Performance News This Week, January 31-February 6, 2016


This week's roundup of telecom news focuses on four topics: 
network functions virtualization (NFV), voice over LTE (VoLTE), 5G, and software-defined networking (SDN). What's the latest with NFV? What's causing VoLTE deployment delays? How's the 5G race shaping up? What progress are operators making with SDN, and what is it about SDN that makes network admins nervous?