My Ericsson Epiphany
Column | 4/2/2015 | 13 comments
The Swedish vendor has undergone a significant transformation during the past few years, adjusting to the demands of next-generation communications companies.
Open Networking Acronym Soup
Column | 3/20/2015 | 5 comments
Bamboozled by the flood of abbreviations and acronyms that SDN and NFV have inspired? Here's a guide to some of the key standards bodies whose initials you will need to know.
Think Outside the White Box
Column | 3/16/2015 | 15 comments
Networks of the future will rely on "white box" switches and servers rather than proprietary hardware and that's going to alter the shape of the communications industry. Who says so? John Chambers.
Can't Succeed Without Failing
Column | 2/17/2015 | Post a comment
When trying to develop innovative technologies, engineers must be willing to take risks, make mistakes and move ahead incrementally without having all the data.
What’s in Store for RDK
Column | 12/23/2014 | Post a comment
Next year promises to see more product innovation and more implementations of the cable industry's Reference Design Kit software across the globe
Sifting Through the Data
Column | 11/10/2014 | 3 comments
Analytics can help communications service providers better understand their customers and develop revenue-generating services.
The Human Gain of the Smart Home
Column | 10/20/2014 | 8 comments
Norway's Lyse Smart is showing how broadband-enabled applications can improve the lives of elderly people and provide a cost-effective alternative to traditional care home services.
Why SDN & NFV Matter to Cable
Column | 10/13/2014 | 4 comments
If we can build complex systems from simple components with precise functionality, we can more easily change those systems as new technologies arise.
Managing & Securing SDN & NFV
Column | 9/26/2014 | 5 comments
Once SDN and NFV are added to already complex wide area networks, management and security become even greater challenges for operators.
Take Time to Give Time
Column | 8/18/2014 | 2 comments
Don't let new technologies and whizz-bang gadgets keep you from respecting those speaking to you and giving them the full attention they deserve.
Lifting the Cloud Over SDN
Column | 7/21/2014 | 5 comments
Defining SDN realistically will help carriers cut through the hype, says Sunil Khandekar, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent's Nuage Networks.
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