Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Friday, November 18, 2016
At MEF16 last week, Accedian and CenturyLink co-presented a proof-of-concept, demoing a solution that delivers end-to-end, real-time network performance and SLA monitoring for international, multi-operator networks. During the event, Converge! Network Digest shot two videos, interviewing Accedian and CenturyLink for a closer look at the solution and the technology that enables it. These videos are highlighted below, with links to watch them on YouTube.
As network operators move toward virtualization, how are they addressing performance monitoring for critical services in this new environment? What strategies look most promising to be cost-effective in the short- and long-term? What market factors are influencing those strategies? These and related questions were explored by Scott Sumner, Director of Business Analytics at Accedian, and Sandra O’Boyle, Senior Analyst at Heavy Reading, during a recent webinar: “The Future of QoE Monitoring in Virtualized Networks.” Key points from the webinar are summarized below; watch the full replay for more.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Monday, November 14, 2016
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Operators Carry on With SDN, IoT, Virtualization Strategies | Trending Network News | November 12, 2016
This has been a remarkable week, with Donald Trump's largely unpredicted win of the U.S. election. But in the telecom world, as reflected here in Trending Network News, it was mostly business as usual, with operators and service providers around the world carrying on in their activities around software-defined networking (SDN), the Internet of Things (IoT), and other technologies. This edition looks at AT&T's recent SDN interoperability trials with Colt, Orange's launch of an SDN network-as-a-service platform for the enterprise market, China Mobile's launch of the world's first commercial wideband Massive MIMO site, predictions about Verizon's IoT business, the success of Reliance Jio's commercial services (so far), and signs that Deutsche Telekom may be looking to get out of the U.K.
Friday, November 11, 2016
There’s a trend among self-optimizing network (SON) vendors to position their solutions as critical aspects of telecom operators’ network management, big data, and customer experience strategies—rather than applying merely to narrow, edge-based use cases. The Mobile Network explored this trend, and its implications, in a section of its “Making Sense of SON in 2016” report.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Saturday, November 5, 2016
This week in Trending Network News, we start off with the announcement of a merger between CenturyLink and Level 3 Communications. Then, some insight into the various market threats to telecom companies, the need for carriers to form ecosystem partnerships to succeed with the Internet of Things (IoT), and the business opportunities posed by 5G. Plus: a look at third quarter results for the top four U.S. carriers, and announcement of a new open source approach to dense wave division multiplexing unveiled by Facebook.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Distributed, cloud-based systems are becoming the new norm for telecom networks, causing enterprises, service providers, and vendors to grapple with big questions around performance monitoring, analysis, and optimization. In a recent report, SDxCentral took on this topic, exploring trends reshaping the application performance management (APM) and network performance management (NPM) market.