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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Upcoming Webinar: 5G Backhaul - Challenges and New Architectures

Register now for an upcoming webinar exploring how changing demands on mobile networks impacts architectural decisions about backhaul, as operators prepare for 5G.  

Moderator Richard Webb, Research Director, Mobile Backhaul and Small Cells at IHS is joined by Scott Sumner, VP Strategic Marketing, Accedian, and other industry leaders to discuss 5G and what its characteristics will require of next-gen backhaul architecture. 

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Trending: Network Performance News This Week, May 22-28, 2016

This week's roundup of telecom news comes as the summer trade show and conference season gets underway
with events like Big Communications Event in Austin, Texas (hosted by Light Reading) and Telecom Innovation & Technology Summit in London (hosted by Global Telecoms Business) being a chance to learn about the latest innovations and challenges faced by vendors and operators. Winners of the Leading Lights and GTB Innovation awards paint a picture of the industry's latest developments, while announcements from carriers like Verizon, SK Telecom, and AT&T indicate how operators are adapting to market changes. Plus, what does 5G really mean for the industry?

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Accedian and SK Telecom Win Global Telecoms Business Innovation Award

We're pleased to share the news that, in partnership with SK Telecom, Accedian received a Global Telecoms Business Innovation Award, in the Mobile Infrastructure Innovation category. The awardrecognizing our collaboration with SK Telecom on a fully automated, software-defined mobile network spanning the operator’s nationwide footprint in South Koreawas presented May 25th at an awards dinner in London, part of the two-day Global Telecoms Business Telecoms Innovation and Technology Summit. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Accedian Wins Leading Lights Award at #BCE2016

We are honored to that Accedian won a Leading Lights Award in the Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor category, handed out on May 23rd during an awards ceremony kicking off Light Reading's Big Communications Event in Austin, Texas. 

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Trending: Network Performance News This Week, May 15-21, 2016

This week's roundup of telecom news touches on some of the most significant innovations underway and challenges to be resolved in this evolving market: 
an innovative ecosystem in Portland that demonstrates how the network and cloud can meet at the edge,  virtualization's effect on competition in the telecom market, how 100 Gb Ethernet, cloud, and software defined networking (SDN) is changing enterprise networks, why 'network slices' are crucial to the success of 5G, how mobile data demand is driving deployment of small cells and distributed antenna systems (DAS), and the question of whether network functions virtualization (NFV) can live up to the performance expectations of the most demanding networks. 

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Trending: Network Performance News This Week, May 8-14, 2016

This week's roundup of telecom news explores three topics: 1) the challenges and opportunities of bringing next-generation network technologies like 5G, software-defined networking (SDN), and network functions virtualization (NFV) to specialized verticals such as utilities and the U.S. Department of Defense, and enterprise data centers; 2) the importance of edge computing for telcos and IoT; and 3) the adoption of open APIs by global carriers. 

Friday, May 13, 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:

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

With vCPE Deployment, Devil is in the Details

Driven by market forces, service providers are adapting their delivery models, moving away from proprietary hardware and toward virtualized platforms hosted in the cloud. There are a lot of details to consider with virtualized customer premises (vCPE) deployments, however. 

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Trending: Network Performance News This Week, May 1-7, 2016

This week's roundup of telecom news touches on several aspects of the transformation underway in the communications network market. This includes the learning curve of operators as they adopt network functions virtualization (NFV), how NFV and software defined networking (SDN) promise to make networks better and more profitable, the pesky details involved with deploying virtualized customer premises equipment (vCPE), the importance of analytics for voice over LTE (VoLTE), what it takes to test an abstracted network, and the emerging role of the telco cloud. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Webinar Recap: Building the Agile Mobile Network

The network doesn’t lie. But if you can't hear what it's saying, you're operating deaf. With a bit of paraphrasing, that was essentially how Kelly Hill, Editor at RCRWireless News, kicked off a webinar last week exploring what it takes to build an agile mobile network. Watch the full replay, or if you're strapped for time, here's a summary. 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Accedian at Big Communications Event 2016

Accedian is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor at Light Reading's Big Communications Event later this month (May 24-25, 2016) in Austin, Texas. Visit us at booth 125, and don't miss the network virtualization sessions we're speaking at on May 25th (details below).