Content posted in January 2015
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Andrew Dugan, acting Chief Technology Officer at Level 3, discusses the service provider's SDN success and plans for NFV.
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Dave Ward, Cisco's CTO of Engineering and Chief Architect, outlines his vision for the future of virtualization.
AT&T's Doug Nassaur discusses interoperability and virtualization during BCE 2016 in Austin.
Lynn Comp, senior director of market development for the Network Platforms Group for Intel, outlines her vision for the future of virtualization.