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Most Commented Content posted in January 2015
A Different View of IoT
Tom Nolle  
1/9/2015   35 comments
IoT isn’t about the Internet, it’s about big data.
NFV Helps Boost Wireless
Anita Karvé  
1/30/2015   29 comments
Service providers are constantly on the lookout for that next big thing to drive new revenue streams and capture and retain customers, and for many, wireless services are a big part of their future strategy.
Peace, Love and OTT – a Cynic's View
Stephen Vogelsang  
1/23/2015   20 comments
Instead of worrying about the threat posed by some OTTs that offer competing services, the communications industry should be focused on enabling OTTs and their customers to more easily buy and consume IP broadband services.
Broadband Politics Won't Slow The New IP
Carol Wilson  
1/15/2015   15 comments
Obama's push to speed US Internet access shouldn't slow investment in the virtualized, software-driven, flexible network technology telecom needs
SDN & NFV in Mobile Networks
Kevin Shatzkamer  
1/12/2015   11 comments
For mobile network operators (MNOs), SDN and NFV are important areas of evaluation because they have provided MNOs with the opportunity to make the transition from appliance-based, proprietary hardware implementations to software-based, open platforms.
SDN & NFV in Mobile Networks: MVNOs
Kevin Shatzkamer  
1/27/2015   6 comments
According to Maravedis Research, the mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) landscape will soon be dominated by new organizations as cable providers or multiple-system operators (MSOs), over-the-tops (OTTs), device manufacturers and retailers offer their own MVN.
Distributed NFV: The Debate Still Rages
Carol Wilson  
1/27/2015   5 comments
Virtualizing CPE seems like the ultimate no-brainer, but there are still many issues to be resolved and concerns about managing distributed VNFs.
NFV: It's a Question of How
Elizabeth Miller Coyne  
1/6/2015   5 comments
For service providers network functions virtualization (NFV) is not a matter of if or why, it's a question of how – how to know which services to move to the virtual environment first; how to manage the impact on culture and skill sets; and even how to buy it.
IP Goes Peer to Peer
Anita Karvé  
1/20/2015   4 comments
Peer-to-peer communications can be used in a wide range of applications and features scalability without the need for expensive network equipment, reliability and human intervention. As a result, it's starting to make its way into next-generation software-defined and virtualized networks thanks to IP-over-P2P.
A Different Take on Automation
Carol Wilson  
1/8/2015   4 comments
Global Capacity has already built its business around one platform which automates the purchase of access lines. Now it's automating its back office.
Poll: Cyber Security Tops 2015 Enterprise IT Challenges
Elizabeth Miller Coyne  
1/28/2015   3 comments
Second place went to mobile and social changing how people work.
Policy Management Market Ramps Up
Elizabeth Miller Coyne  
1/29/2015   3 comments
A new Policy Management Strategies and Vendor Leadership: Global Service Provider Survey from Infonetics Research, now part of IHS, Inc., shows there is renewed demand and new requirements for policy management solutions.
Poll: 2015 Is Year of Challenges
Elizabeth Miller Coyne  
1/16/2015   1 comment
2015 may be the Chinese Year of the Goat but according to The New IP latest reader poll, it's going to be a year fraught with challenges for global service providers. Those challenges include: enterprise cloud, cyber security, Internet of Things (IoT), network transition, regulation and finding the right talent.
Social CRM Key in The New IP
Elizabeth Miller Coyne  
1/22/2015   1 comment
Today, it's common for customers to use social media to express their sentiment, experience and insight with companies and brands. As a result, service providers need to be able to closely monitor and engage with customers over those channels in order to reduce churn and enhance customer experience overall.
SDN & NFV in Mobile Networks: The SGi-LAN
Kevin Shatzkamer  
1/22/2015   1 comment
MNOs have long relied on services in the mobile SGi-LAN to optimize network traffic and manage network bandwidth, but the historical deployment model of network appliances in the SGi-LAN carried with it expensive capex and opex. Today, SDN and NFV can alleviate that expense.




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