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Monday, November 28, 2016

Reminder: Accedian at Informa's Carrier Network Virtualization Event


Reminder: Join us at Informa's Carrier Network Virtualization event (going on Dec. 5-8, 2016, in Palo Alto, California); our CTO, Claude Robitaille, is speaking on the Dec. 8, 12:50pm panel, "5G and Future Networks." Here are the details!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Reminder: Accedian at Future of Cable Business Services


Reminder: join us at Light Reading's Future of Cable Business Services event on November 30th; our VP of Business Development, Michael Rezek, will be speaking on a panel about virtual networks. Here are the details!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Operators Focus on IoT and Virtualization for 2017 | Trending Network News | November 19, 2016


In this edition of Trending Network News, we keep an eye on the activities of major telecom players around the globe, focused on 5G, virtualization, and the Internet of Things (IoT). In North America, AT&T launched its Fiber service in 20 new major metro markets, and the operator said it plans to use artificial intelligence (AI), combined with software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) to run a better network. Verizon (as well as AT&T) speculated on the role of fixed broadband for initial 5G rollouts, and made clear its intentions to invest in IoT during 2017. Elsewhere, BT stressed the importance of legacy physical networks, and Orange Belgium outlined its 4G network upgrades to support IoT next year.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Videos: Accedian, CenturyLink Demo Real-Time Network Monitoring at MEF16


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.

Webinar Recap: QoE Monitoring for Virtualized Networks


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

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:

Monday, November 14, 2016

Accedian at Informa's Carrier Network Virtualization Event


Join us at Informa's Carrier Network Virtualization event (going on Dec. 5-8, 2016, in Palo Alto, California); our CTO, Claude Robitaille, is speaking on the Dec. 8, 12:50pm panel, "5G and Future Networks." Here are the details!

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

Report: SON Solutions Close QoS and QoE Gap, Drive Network Automation


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 strategiesrather 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

Accedian at Future of Cable Business Services 2016


Join us at Light Reading's Future of Cable Business Services event on November 30th; our VP of Business Development, Michael Rezek, will be speaking on a panel about virtual networks. Here are the details!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Reminder: Virtualized QoE Monitoring - Webinar on November 15


If you haven't yet registered for this upcoming Heavy Reading/Accedian webinarexploring quality of experience (QoE) monitoring for virtualized networksthere's still time to sign up! 

Saturday, November 5, 2016

CenturyLink Announces Plan to Acquire Level 3 | Trending Network News | 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

Report: Telecom Industry Needs Integrated App and Network Performance Management Solutions


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.