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Wo Cloud: Use Case Share
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10/17/2014  | 

Nowadays mobile traffic is growing at a significantly high rate. Several forecasts, predict that the mobile data traffic will grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 66% for 2012-2017. Furthermore, the tremendous increase of new high-end Internet devices and of the scale and complexity of modern network applications will further drive this significant growth in traffic. This will impose additional demands and requirements on the supporting communication network. Furthermore, and especially for cloud applications, the cloud tenants and developers usually need to use the communication network capabilities easily, accurately and efficiently. In this way, the deployment of new applications and services may be accelerated and the user experience can be improved. In order to support these demands, the communication network needs to provide graceful adjustment of network capabilities in order to accommodate the diverse needs of applications and the rapid network evolution. Moreover, according to ITU-T a radical change in core networking technologies, devices and network architectures is required in order to achieve the performance scalability levels needed to cope with the expected traffic increase. In order to solve these challenges, new models, mechanisms and protocols are required by applications to easily, accurately, and efficiently select and use the available communication network capabilities, i.e., network management and/or traffic conditioning/steering. Several concepts and technologies have been proposed for this purpose, but none of them has actually solved the challenges described above.

Wo Cloud, a world-class full-service cloud computing and big data brand, is designed to solve these challenges by providing solutions to the following topics: (1) integrate SDN (Software Defined Networking) solutions with OpenStack Neutron (2) solving network issues across both virtual and physical network, (3) orchestrate per tenant virtual (logical) network which spans geographically distributed multiple data centers, (4) support multiple services (firewall/VPN/load balance) to be dynamically sequenced and inserted as per tenant requirement, (5) provide a top level orchestrator that can orchestrate the data center infrastructure as well as the supporting services within hours, (6) handle scalability and elasticity (scale in and out) efficiently.

This white paper introduces the Wo Cloud concept and describes its architecture, implementation and the lessons learned. Furthermore, this paper introduces the NFV (Network Function Virtualization) concept and presents the SCiON (Service Centric Open Network) and SUPA (Shared Unified Policy Automation) concepts, which are applied and used in Wo Cloud. SCiON improves Quality of Experience (QoE) for end user applications by providing service centric programmable networks. Furthermore, SCiON empowers cloud based and multi-tenant applications, and enables a new class of Virtual Networks that are able to (1) run on one network infrastructure, (2) form a topology tailored for many application-specific requirements, (3) share multi-vendor network elements, (4) enable applications to map services and policies to infrastructure and (5) deploy new applications on top without changes to infrastructure below. In addition to all these capabilities, SCiON accelerates innovation, by applying a service centric innovation cycle and by using the Development Operations (DevOps) trend, to enable fast and continuous delivery of services and products. SUPA is a novel concept that realizes the SCiON objectives. SUPA supports four main capabilities: (1) Service Modeling to create data models such as L2VPN, L3VPN, and Traffic Steering, (2) Network Modeling to create abstracted network information models and corresponding network data models, (3) compile data structures of service models and network models which is needed to configure the network elements, (4) map the network model configurations to the network element configurations.

THE SDN TRANSFORMATION: A Framework for Sustainable Success
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10/16/2014  | 

The promise of Software Defined Networking (SDN) is gaining more and more attention as traffic growth increases the costs and complexity of network operations. This white paper explores how SDN-based solutions can transform today’s rigid transport infrastructure into a highly programmable network, one that is just as flexible, efficient and seamlessly scalable as data-center computing and storage resources. By deploying the right SDN-enabled solution, service providers can capitalize on the opportunity to migrate their multi-layer transport networks according to their individual business strategies and budgetary considerations to both increase revenue and lower costs.

There is a great opportunity waiting for service providers, driven by the widespread adoption of cloud-based applications by both enterprises and consumers. It’s a chance to capitalize on the elastic network needs of on-demand cloud computing and storage to create new sources of revenue and better control CAPEX/OPEX costs. Unfortunately, the lack of elasticity in most of today’s static networks makes it difficult for service providers to deliver the on-demand bandwidth necessary to support dynamic applications in a fast, cost-effective and profitable way.

The on-demand nature of cloud-based applications makes for unpredictable traffic volumes, often characterized by spikes in usage. These dynamic traffic volumes present service providers with another challenge as they try to plan and engineer appropriate levels of network capacity to satisfy users’ bandwidth demands.

The fast-growing popularity of cloud-based applications has rendered service providers’ traditional business models obsolete. In today’s fiercely competitive networking market, service providers clearly need a new business model, which enables them to capitalize on the proliferation of cloud-based applications and services. To construct that new business model, service providers are seeking networking solutions built on Software Defined Networking (SDN) architecture.

An SDN-based solution transforms today’s rigid transport infrastructure into a highly programmable network, one that is just as flexible, efficient and seamlessly scalable as data-center computing and storage resources. With this new, highly-adaptive network, service providers can make their transport networks sufficiently flexible to deliver, on demand, the bandwidth that consumer and business end users need for their cloud-based applications.

SDN MIGRATION STRATEGIES - The Case for Transitioning to an SDN-enabled Network
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10/16/2014  | 
In order to gain these benefits in the real world, operators must pragmatically evolve existing networks to harness the true capabilities of SDN technology. This new white paper describes three key migration strategies that can be employed to evolve a multi-layer network to a Software Defined Network - Management System Migration, Hybrid Mode Migration, and Chameleon Mode Migration.
SDN and NFV Strategies: Global Service Provider Survey
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10/16/2014  | 

Providers believe that NFV and SDNs and are a fundamental change in telecom network architecture that will deliver benefits in new services and revenue, operational efficiency, and capex savings.

Top drivers for service provider NFV and SDN investments and deployments are:

  • Service agility and quick time to revenue
  • A global view of network conditions across different vendors’ equipment, network layers, and technologies (routers, switches, DSLAMs, mobile core, mobile backhaul, etc.)
  • The ability to simplify provisioning of services and virtualize their networks through a consolidated management plane, obviating the operational tedium of utilizing various vendor-specific management systems

Key findings and recommendations:

  • Nearly every operator we talked to was likely to deploy SDNs or NFV in some aspect of their network at some point—97% will deploy SDN, 93% will deploy NFV, the others don’t know yet.
  • Many carriers in 2014 are moving from their proof of concept (PoC) investigations/evaluations for SDN and NFV to working with vendors on the development and productization of their software that will become the basis for commercial deployments.
  • Operators want SDNs/NFV in most parts of their networks
  • Service providers are targeting many more than these top 5 target use cases (see discussions/definitions later) for NFV in 2014-2015:
    • Business vE-CPE
    • Service chaining
    • vIMS core
    • vCDNs
    • vPE
Their Special Sauce Cloud Service Providers and Their Software-Defined Networks
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10/16/2014  | 

Enterprises are looking at what workloads they wish to run internally on private clouds and at how they can derive meaningful benefits from hybrid cloud models. Meanwhile, cloud service providers (CSPs) are preparing to meet the groundswell of enterprise demand. They have virtualized their datacenter compute infrastructure, and now they are looking to software — including software-defined networking (SDN) and virtualized network functions (for network and security services) — to provide the automation, agility, and elasticity that will help them meet their operational requirements and provide substantive business value in the form of opex and capex savings.

In this white paper, IDC examines how SDN and other software-based network infrastructures can provide an integral fulcrum on which CSPs can align their network infrastructure with the requirements and business objectives of their customers.

Wireless Network Virtualization - Ensuring Carrier Grade Availability
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10/15/2014  | 

Network functions virtualization (NFV), a rapidly growing initiative in telecom networks, promises to revolutionize how networks are architected and managed. It allows communications service providers (CSPs) to virtualize network functions and consolidate them on standard off-the-shelf servers.

Although 4G LTE is effective at meeting the increasing bandwidth demands at lower costs than its predecessors, its mobile base station, E-UTRAN Node B (eNB), located at the edge of the radio access network (RAN), is underutilized at certain times of the day and has grown in complexity, resulting in higher downtime and field maintenance costs. As a result, the eNB is a good candidate for NFV. Cloud-RAN (C-RAN) is the virtualization of the eNB’s control plane and data plane functions, consolidating it in one or more data centers. The result is significantly higher equipment utilization, cost-efficient redundancy to achieve high availability, and lower operations and maintenance costs.

However, to realize these benefits, the foundation for virtualized eNBs must be a robust, carrier grade NFV platform that incorporates advanced fault management features. Poor implementation results in lower quality execution with excessive outage and maintenance costs. Wind River® Titanium Server is the industry’s first NFV-ready solution that incorporates advanced carrier grade fault, security, performance, and network management features. Titanium Server supports a broad range of affordable redundancy configurations, giving CSPs the flexibility to meet a range of availability targets, including ”six 9s,” or 99.9999% uptime at the service level.

DNS Security for Service Providers: An Active Approach at L7 - by Heavy Reading
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10/9/2014  | 

In the evolution to all-IP, the DNS has become a critical network protocol. In all but the smallest service provider networks, these transactions are now taking place at the rate of millions per second.

Because of its importance, a company's DNS infrastructure has for some time been one of the favorite targets of hackers. The attack type traditionally associated with the DNS has been a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, which overloads the servers with an overwhelmingly large volume of communication requests, thus rendering them unavailable to legitimate service requests.

The motivation and organization of attackers has changed fundamentally. Whereas early attackers tended to be isolated individuals that bore a grudge or were just social misfits, today's attackers are far more organized, much greater in number and far more heavily resourced – including organized crime, terrorist organizations and even nation states. Attack tools have also been greatly simplified, so that the expertise needed to leverage them is much less than it used to be. Many attack tools are also available online at low cost.

As a result, attackers are investing a lot of resources in finding new ways to attack and manipulate DNS resources for criminal ends. Not only are attackers finding new ways to overwhelm the DNS resources of businesses and services providers and render them inoperable. They are also leveraging and manipulating the DNS protocol itself as one of the most effective attack vectors for the exfiltration – stealing – of highly valuable, proprietary information from consumers and businesses, including service providers themselves.

Cisco Evolved Services Platform: Automate a New Class of Carrier Cloud Services
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10/8/2014  | 

Imagine if you could:

  • Have a platform that helped you transform your business and those of your customers
  • Accelerate your time to revenue while reducing operational costs
  • Deploy new services at web speed

The Cisco Evolved Services Platform (ESP) can help you achieve these dreams. It uses software-defined networking (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), open APIs, and advanced orchestration capabilities.

You can achieve:

  • Automated service delivery
  • Improved network and data center use
  • Fast deployment of personalized offerings

Make it easy for your customers:

  • Offer prepackaged ESP services modules with default features, security, and service-level agreements
  • Let them select from a self-service portal and activate what they want with a click of a mouse
  • Make it easy for yourself - start by registering and reading this overview of Evolved Service Platform.

    Cisco Services Perspectives
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    10/7/2014  | 

    Creating a better product or service, reaching new markets and customers, and acquiring new assets are the traditional methods of pushing a business forward. But truth be told, business value doesn’t have to be built, sold, or purchased.

    Sometimes it can be found.

    The companies and strategies highlighted in the following pages showcase what can be accomplished when the resources on hand are optimized or utilized in new ways. Liberty Mutual Insurance, for example, has fine-tuned its network infrastructure to deliver new customer services and support meteoric growth (page 3). Alestra, one of Mexico’s leading information and communications technology providers, is tapping its technology resources and partners to reinvent its business and transform its service offerings (page 6). Some companies are finding a wealth of business value by connecting people and machines in novel ways (page 8). And others are using their collaboration solutions as a new source of business intelligence (page 12).

    How do organizations realize this hidden potential? By working with industry experts who know where to look, what to tap, and how to maximize the value contained within existing systems, processes, and resources.

    The Total Economic Impact™ Of Cisco SMARTnet Service
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    10/7/2014  | 
    The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of Cisco SMARTnet Service on their organizations. SMARTnet is a technical support service that provides an organization’s IT staff direct, anytime access to Cisco engineers and extensive Cisco.com resources. Cisco SMARTnet Service differs from traditional warranty on Cisco products by providing accelerated hardware replacement options, Cisco operating system updates, direct access to Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) staff, online troubleshooting and support tools, as well as proactive problem diagnosis. These capabilities provide an additional level of business continuity assurance within critical parts of the network environment.
    Executive ViewPoint – Transforming IT Sinkholes into Gold Mines
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    10/7/2014  | 

    Consider this: It’s estimated that, in general, IT spends 80 percent of its budget on operations management and support costs, leaving only 20 percent for innovative solution purchases.

    “CIOs are being tasked with figuring out how to move more of their ‘run the business’ operational expense into innovation efforts while at the same time cutting overall costs,” says Lui Fogolini, vice president of Cisco Systems’ worldwide services organization. “They’re looking at reducing traditional budget areas by 50 percent, and that is a huge challenge that can’t be met with traditional operations management. They have to be able to do things differently.”

    So how can you achieve the seemingly impossible task of reducing operations costs without increasing the complexity of your IT environment?

    Five New Laws of Antimalware Protection: Keep Up with Evolving Threats
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    10/7/2014  | 

    If the explosion in malware variants weren’t enough, sophisticated client-side attacks and advanced persistent threats (APTs) target victims in ways that evade traditional security measures. The question isn’t whether your network will be attacked with advanced malware. The question is when it will happen and how you will respond. Advanced malware is changing the way security is managed.

    Reduce Network Expenses with SON
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    10/6/2014  | 
    Accelerating a New Class of Mobile Services
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    10/3/2014  | 

    The world is going mobile. With explosive growth in smartphones, combined with new machine-to-machine (M2M) and wearable devices, Cisco projects there will be 10 billion personalized mobile network connections by 2018, with mobile traffic growing at a 61 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR).

    This represents a new playing field for applications, generating an enormous revenue opportunity for mobile service providers. But at the same time, it also places new demands on their networks and business, as well as operational processes. To capitalize on this opportunity, mobile operators need to do more than reengineer their networks. They need to rethink how they engage with customers and deliver new services in the ways customers want to consume them.

    The Cisco® Evolved Services Platform (ESP) gives operators this new consumption platform. It includes the necessary flexibility, scalability, and highest level of automation, unleashing a new generation of personalized consumer and business mobile offerings. By fully harnessing the power of network programmability, end-to-end service orchestration, and an open platform, operators can develop and innovate amazing new mobile service offerings. And they can bring them to market faster, while radically reducing their operational costs.

    Ensuring Smooth Evolution and Improving User Experience - Huawei helps China Unicom in LTE construction for BCIA
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    10/3/2014  | 

    The time of LTE has come, leading to rapid data service growth. Network quality in hotspot areas is essential to customer perception. China Unicom had to think about the construction of hotspot areas such as airports, subways, and stadiums in the early stage of LTE deployment. Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA) is the largest airport in China and boasts the second highest traffic in the world. BCIA holds a lot of highend moving users. Quality LTE networks can bring a carrier good brand image and business value. Therefore, the indoor coverage for BCIA was listed as a key project of China Unicom in 2014.

    Real-time, Open, and Intelligent - Key Capabilities of a Next-Generation OSS
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    10/3/2014  | 

    With the popularization of advanced network and ICT technology, all industries including transportation, medicine, education, payment, and business operations are being digitized. People's consumption patterns are also evolving, which is represented by the acronym "ROADS". Real-time: Ubiquitous ultra-broadband provides users with access to apps, services, and content anytime anywhere. On-demand: Users can access content and resources on demand. All-online: All services are available online 24/7, and are accessible to users anytime anywhere. DIY: Users can obtain personalized and customized products and services via Do It Yourself options/scenarios. Social: Communication is now increasingly performed on social networking sites (SNS) and apps.

    For example, eHealth service is always online. Users can monitor their heart rate and blood pressure anytime. eHealth also supports realtime user health analysis. Users can configure parameters such as how regularly to measure heart rate, and can use these statistics to produce customized pie or bar charts to visualize the state of their health. They can then share these health reports with their friends online. Traditional voice and SMS services offered by telecom operators are no longer sufficient to satisfy customers' increasing communication needs. In an open digital economy, over-the-top (OTT) companies provide a rich variety of innovative services. Telco operating models are shifting from B2C to B2B2C. Meanwhile, thanks to diversification of network standards and networking models, such as heterogeneous networks (HetNets), the introduction of data center (DC) and IT devices, and the transition to software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV), telco infrastructure is becoming increasingly complex. To adapt to this new ecosystem, telcos must develop a next generation operations support system (OSS) – an Infrastructure Enabling System (IES) to tackle various challenges.

    Building Quality Brand MBB Networks - Targeting User-Experience for Quality MBB Networks
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    10/3/2014  | 

    In recent years, with the large-scale deployment of Mobile Broadband (MBB) globally, especially LTE deployment, more and more users are accessing high-speed data services and are demanding superior service experience. Surveys conducted by Huawei at the 2013 Huawei User Congress reflect the same sentiments from the operators and the results of which are captured in this whitepaper.

    Optimizing Mobile Backhaul - Breaking the 4G Bottleneck
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    10/3/2014  | 

    According to a mobile Internet white paper, mobile terminals have become people's primary portal to obtain information. Mobile phones today provide not only simple voice and SMS services, they also offer entertainment, SNS, video-on-demand/video surveillance, and high-speed Internet access services. In the future, video, SNS, and web browsing services will be the major data consumption services. Data consumed on video and micro blogs by Android/iOS devices will make up 50% of all data. Smartphones bring the surge of data consumption. The explosive increase in data consumption prompts global carriers to accelerate LTE deployment, and imposes an even higher demand on the mobile backhaul network.

    The deployment of LTE improves the bandwidth of wireless air interfaces. However, the traditional mobile backhaul network has become a bottleneck for LTE deployment. It restricts the upstream and downstream traffic flow and compromises user experience. The bandwidth of LTE networks is dozens of times higher than that of 3G networks. This means that the LTE backhaul network must be able to continuously evolve to higher bandwidth, meet the dynamic requirements of wireless technology, and flexibly interoperate with hybrid networks.

    Huawei's Self-Improving OSS
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    10/3/2014  | 

    As a managed services (MS) solution, Huawei's operations support system (OSS) solution has long been serving the telecom industry. Huawei has developed a set of mature products and telecom value assets thanks to network O&M experience gained from hundreds of global MS projects. Huawei's OSS asset library is completely decoupled from products. It is independently developed, offered, and deployed, and can interoperate with OSS products from other vendors.

    Huawei's OSS solution matches customers' business process, offering the following key benefits:

    • Resource Management Facilitates Service Provisioning
    • Fault Management Improves Customer Service Efficiency
    • Automatic TT Management
    • Test and Diagnosis Accelerate Fault Location and Troubleshooting
    • Field Management: Right Personnel at Right Place and at Right Time
    • Active Performance Management and Assurance
    Huangcun IDC of China Unicom Beijing - China's First Warehouse Micro-modular IDC
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    10/3/2014  | 

    China Unicom Beijing (hereinafter referred to as Beijing Unicom below) has reconstructed its two unused warehouses in Huangcun, Beijing, with a total area of 5600 square meters, into an Internet data center (IDC) using a warehouse micro-modular IDC solution. It is the first warehouse micro-modular IDC project in China. This project reuses idle assets to improve asset utilization and rapidly completes IDC deployment using on-demand planning, component prefabrication, and field assembling, helping Beijing Unicom seize market opportunities. The new IDC contributes to 50% of China Unicom Group's IDC business revenue. Beijing Unicom is planning its phase-2 IDC project, which will be composed of two equipment rooms covering a total area of 37,000 square meters. This new warehouse data center design won the "Innovation in Medium Data Center" award of Data Center Dynamics (DCD), which is considered as the "Oscar" in the data center industry.

    Network Sharing
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    10/3/2014  | 

    Operators globally are embracing network sharing as a viable option to reduce their operating expense and capital spending, improve and/or expand coverage, reduce time to market, and to focus more on network and technology refresh. With networks mature in most regions of the world and service quality becoming the prime differentiator among the operators, network sharing is inevitable.

    Operators are more focused on the type of network sharing model to use and how best to cooperate with their competitors in sharing their networks while retaining control of their networks as much as possible. This of course brings certain level of complexities into the network in terms of execution and operations which needs to be managed carefully.

    Brazil World Cup: A Digital Sports Feast
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    10/3/2014  | 

    During the World Cup, Brazil welcomed over 1.5 million tourists and over 3.3 million fans watched the games live. Outside the stadium, millions of fans gathered on Copacabana Beach and in bars and hotels. They used smartphones, laptops, tablets, and even smart watches and glasses to access the Internet, updating Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, and WeChat. They shared in real time every twist and turn of each game by uploading pictures and video clips or chatting with friends and families using these popular social media and messaging apps. Media agencies from over 100 countries and regions also broadcast-live the event to the whole world.

    Statistics show that during the games, the number of mobile users in Brazil increased by 48% and data traffic consumption quadrupled. During July 13's final game, more than 70,000 live spectators uploaded 2.6 million pictures, consuming roughly 1.43 million MB of data. Compared to the South Africa 2010 World Cup when only 3G coverage was available, this year's World Cup was an indisputable digital sports feast.

    VoLTE - The Future of Mobility Whitepaper
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    10/1/2014  | 

    VoLTE has the power to change the competitive landscape – this time in favor of mobile operators who have lost some ground to OTT players such as Skype, Google, and others that have attracted many users with “freemium” rich communications services. The beauty of VoLTE, an all-IP technology, is that it combines LTE with IMS to efficiently deliver a full suite of desirable services such as IM, video chat, HD voice, presence, and group chat – all opportunities for carriers to differentiate themselves from OTT providers.

    VoLTE Troubleshooting: Protect the Customer Experience Whitepaper
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    10/1/2014  | 

    Launching VoLTE requires continual tuning of both the access and core networks in order to establish, support and hand over mobile voice calls as subscribers move throughout the network—all while maintaining a quality of experience that is at-or-better-than existing service alternatives.

    Expectations developed over years of circuit-switched calling methods are further complicated by the variety of “free” OTT VoIP options concurrently utilizing the same LTE data network resources. In short, subscribers will be far less tolerant of a poor VoLTE calling experience, so troubleshooting teams must be ready.

    You can see examples represent some of the most likely issues your VoLTE customers will encounter (download this whitepaper). Issues more easily addressed with Tektronix Communications’ Iris Session Analyzer.

    Enabling Business and Operations Excellence for a Better Connected World
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    9/30/2014  | 

    In the past few decades, incumbent CSPs have been long emphasizing providing reliable voice and data services, following an operational model that characterized by efficiency, costs, performance and user experience. Yet this model has been increasingly challenged by emergence of new technologies and the fragmented customer preferences they triggered. Mobile broadband (MBB) networks, fixed broadband (FBB) networks, and data centers have come about, and smartphone has penetrated every corner of the world. Complementing this, the constant innovation of digital apps for individual, family and enterprise customers and massive end user demand of information services has put tremendous pressure on traditional ways that incumbents operate their business.

    Distributed NFV Will Depend on Adaptable Orchestration Framework for Seamless Service Fulfillment – by Heavy Reading
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    9/29/2014  | 

    Let us take a closer look at how operation support systems (OSSs) are designed to- day. In the context of service fulfillment, most operators are saddled with numerous siloed service fulfillment solutions customized for every service vertical. These siloed solutions are created and maintained to support services crossing different network devices and vendors, which leads to significant funds being invested with legacy OSS vendors and is a systemic hit every time a new service is added. Further, these ad hoc developments are not designed to be future-proof, but are tactical efforts undertaken to alleviate a given problem.

    System integration, professional services and support costs are a major impediment for most service providers. Heavy Reading research shows that Tier 1 operators spend on average 40-45 percent of their IT budgets on maintaining their legacy OSSs. Time to market of new services remains stubbornly high with an average of six to nine months. Opportunity costs for delayed service launch runs into the millions of dollars, negatively impacting the operator's bottom line.

    It is, therefore, not a surprise that as the number of services, the number of vendors to support, the growing appetite for sophisticated security systems and the evolution of network architecture accelerates, this legacy of ad hoc service fulfillment design becomes a roadblock in the way of service providers' transformation vision.

    Virtualization promises hardware vendor independence, improved operational efficiency, standardized and open interfaces and the dynamic chaining of network and IT functions to create new "integrated" services. The current industry attention paid to software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) trends stems from the above.

    From DAA to Virtualization - a Migration Path toward a Software-defined Cable Access Network
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    9/26/2014  | 

    DOCSIS has proven to be one of the most successful broadband access technologies. Since 2008, DOCSIS 3.0 solutions have been widely deployed to meet the even-increasing bandwidth demand of tens of millions of subscribers. To date, the consistently improving performance of DOCSIS solutions is at the core of competitiveness of cable industry, as demonstrated by the increasing ratio of cable broadband subscribers in many markets.

    However, the unabated 35-50% CAGR in bandwidth consumption is starting to assert pressure in all legacy broadband access networks including HFC. With an increasing number of Gigabit service offerings, MSOs are continuously evaluating a variety of options to enhance the efficiency of cable access solutions. Starting with the initial wave of Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) deployment in 2013, the focus is shifting toward intermediate and longer term objectives.

    In the intermediate term, as a significant portion of the HFC network are converted to Fiber Deep, a Distributed Access Architecture (DAA) solution such as Distributed CCAP (D-CCAP) will be utilized as a more effective alternative to I-CCAP in addressing space, power and cooling issues in the hub, as well as a strategic migration step toward FTTH. Compared to FTTH, D-CCAP offers a lower-cost FTTN option that is only available to the MSOs. As competition heats up, each Fiber Deep node can be readily converted to FTTH by replacing the Ethernet Node with an optical splitter and connecting the existing subscribers by drop fibers. D-CCAP is a key MSO advantage in the Gigabit era.

    In the longer term, the D-CCAP solution is optimized for migration toward virtualization. As envisioned by most in the cable industry, HFC will gradually migrate toward FTTH. The speed of migration will be determined by a number of factors including the level of success to be achieved with DOCSIS 3.1, starting in 2016. With D-CCAP, the HFC network is optimized down to two “forever” network elements: OLT and Ethernet Node. These two network elements are the basic building blocks of the access network of the future, and provide a stable platform for the virtualization of access network.

    In this paper, the D-CCAP solution is first defined, followed by the introduction of a Software-defined Cable Access Network (SDCAN) concept, which is designed to transform DAA into a simple, agile, elastic, and value-added access network, fulfilling the vision of rapid innovation and faster service delivery.

    Symantec Mobility Suite Video
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    9/26/2014  | 
    Introducing the new Symantec Mobility Suite, designed to keep your mobile workforce connected, secure and productive.
    F5 Infographic: Addressing Security Challenges with LTE
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    9/23/2014  | 
    With more IP connectivity, more traffic, more bandwidth, more applications and new protocols like SIP and diameter, LTE provides a host of new security challenges and for mobile operators. Among the tools for dealing with it are better leveraging of security policy and service chaining. Check out F5’s infographic below for a snapshot of new LTE security challenges and how to address them.
    Platforms for Accelerating the Virtual Infrastructure by Heavy Reading
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    9/19/2014  | 

    The increasing use of smart devices, such as mobile phones and tablets, and cloud- based services, such as remote storage and video on demand (VoD), is driving data bandwidth and requiring a much more flexible network. Mobile networks require a complex infrastructure that includes systems to handle data and voice connectivity, quality of service (QoS) and subscriber management. Data centers need high- speed connectivity and access to storage and other resources based on the services being provided. Conventional networks require significant investment and can take days or weeks to provision.

    SDN and NFV enable a virtualized infrastructure where functions and resources can be provisioned and reallocated to meet short-term requirements. This gives service providers significant flexibility in deploying expensive hardware resources to meet customer demands. Service providers are expecting to drive new revenues and dramatically increase return on investment (ROI) by using standard server platforms that support virtual functions.

    The challenge for anyone deploying SDN and NFV is delivering these benefits while still maintaining line-rate performance. Many network ports that are already running at 10 Gbit/s will quickly move to 40 Gbit/s and 100 Gbit/s as data rates continue to increase. Virtual environments extend this challenge by increasing the East-West traffic between virtual functions running on different hardware platforms. The key to meeting this challenge is to deploy hardware platforms that can support the SDN- and NFV-based virtual infrastructure and have integrated hardware and software to support high-speed network interfaces and the acceleration of critical functions, such as security processing and load balancing.

    The purpose of this white paper is to examine these issues. The paper explores the requirements for delivering line-speed performance in a virtual infrastructure environment and reviews an exciting solution to this challenge that is based on a 2U rack-mount chassis with four Intel Xeon E5-4600 v2 series processors, with up to 12 cores per processor, and integrated support for up to 640 Gbit/s of I/O bandwidth. This highly-integrated solution provides the flexibility to implement security acceleration up to 400 Gbit/s and stateful load balancing across many virtual servers and networking I/O. The platform supports multiple high-speed network interfaces, including 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GE). The paper also describes an off-the-shelf soft- ware solution for supporting NFV and other virtual environments on this platform with line-rate performance.

    HUAWEI SmartCare® - Helps Sunrise Improve Network Quality
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    9/18/2014  | 

    In September 2012 Sunrise changed technology partner and chose Huawei and a clear strategy of investment and quality improvement was defined. Based on the decision to start a new partnership, Sunrise launched a network quality improvement program aiming at offering the best network services and experience to its customers.

    In order to quickly improve its Network Quality and win new customers, Sunrise began to use the HUAWEI SmartCare® Network and Service Quality Improvement (N&SQI) solution on its network.

    The Pillars of a Next-Generation Enterprise Mobility Solution by Heavy Reading
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    9/17/2014  | 

    So of course, communications service providers are seeing increasing demand from their customers for mobile enterprise solutions. Enterprise customers represent "bulk" sales, covering multiple subscribers in a single sale. This is an attractive opportunity for service providers, which are eager to in- crease their ARPU. This is the underlying motivation for any small to midsize business (SMB) or enterprise-class offering. However, making a mistake in terms of product or vendor choice can have a devastating impact. Flawlessly accommodating the demands of a mobile enterprise is easier said than done, as service providers are grappling with dated, legacy systems and lack expertise in areas such as device security and niche application management. Service providers are looking for a comprehensive enterprise mobility solution provider that will enable them to overcome such hurdles and provide enhanced services.

    Enterprises have high expectations when it comes to enterprise mobility. Service providers must have capabilities such as device and application management in place, ensure a highly secure mobile environment and give enterprise customers peace of mind as they allow employees to bring their own devices to work or down- load non-work-related applications. In order to provide such capabilities, service providers must have pillars in their operations such as embedded advanced analytics, which will enable real-time actionable insight as it allows for a more granular look at an enterprise customer's applications, network and data.

    Service providers must also have a more modular approach to mobile services that allows for the independent development of different mobile areas (such as device and applications) – which will, in the end, enable greater agility in serving enterprise customers. It is also essential that service providers provide a flexible environment that is easily able to roll out new mobile applications to an enterprise as their needs quickly change.

    In order for the industry to provide a more robust and flexible mobile enterprise eco- system, the key requirements are that service providers have a more innovative yet secure environment that will easily allow for the management of mobile services without jeopardizing the enterprise customer's valued network or proprietary corporate information. Service providers must select a solution provider that will keep them up to date on modern-day device and application management. For example, today's service provider should be able to offer their enterprise customers such capabilities as app wrapping for policy and application management, and device management that prevents jail-breaking. Additionally, a next-generation enterprise mobility solution must easily integrate with a service provider's existing solutions. This will enable both the service provider and the end user to have a seamless, real-time mobile experience, which will promote efficiency and cost savings in the long run.

    Can Software-Defined Networking (SDN) Enhance Operator Monetization?
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    9/15/2014  | 
    Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is generating a lot of excitement, primarily as a way to simplify networking. It comes to the industry at a time when growing demand, greater service diversity, and increasing infrastructure complexity have challenged the ability of network operators to turn up and take down services quickly. By abstracting control from forwarding, SDN gives network operators more flexible and ostensibly more responsive central control of network traffic through a programmable network.
    Cisco Network Convergence System: Building the Foundation for the Internet of Everything
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    9/15/2014  | 

    Cisco Network Convergence System (NCS) is a family of integrated packet routing and transport systems designed to help service providers capture their share of the IoE Value at Stake. NCS is built on major innovations in silicon, optics and software and provides the building blocks of a multilayer converged network that intelligently manages and scales functions across its architecture.

    ACG Research analyzed the business case for NCS and found it achieves massive scale via multichassis system architecture, the density and performance of its new chip set, and the extension of the control plane to virtual machines (VM) internally and externally. Fully virtualized software improves service velocity and asset utilization by creating a cloud model inside the platforms. Virtualization also supports orders of magnitude improvement in system availability and security through the isolation and independence of software operations. Optical innovations lower multichassis interconnect costs and optimize wavelength density and cost.

    Cisco Evolved Programmable Network: Enabling the Shift to New Business Models
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    9/15/2014  | 

    Service providers already face enormous demands on their network and data center assets from exploding mobility, video, and cloud-based applications. We are now in the era of the Internet of Everything (IoE) that will accelerate new metrics of scale never seen before. How can service providers reduce costs and improve efficiency and resource usage, even as they expand their business for new revenue-generating services?

    According to The Cisco Visual Networking Index™ (Cisco VNI™), global network transformations will be accelerated by exponential growth in IP, cloud, mobile, video, and machine-to-machine (M2M) traffic growth. IP traffic alone will grow 300 percent to 1.4 zettabytes annually by 2017. With exponential growth comes opportunity. Cloud service providers have changed the rules of an age-old service-delivery game. Profitability is about rapidly delivering customer-focused, application-based services over lean, agile, automated IPv6 cloud-based networks.

    In response to this game-changing shift, traditional telecommunication service providers will evolve their business models by taking advantage of innovations in software-defined networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) technologies. Rewards of evolution will include intelligent flexibility for offering real-time repurposing of physical and virtual infrastructure - allowing providers to monetize and accelerate service delivery and capitalize on their unique link to the consumer and the data center.

    Rewriting the Book on Mobile Fraud with Hadoop, Accumulo, and Petabyte-Scale Machine Learning
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    9/12/2014  | 

    Every industry can learn from data-intensive applications that have already been proven at massive scale at the NSA, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Etsy, and eBay.

    Credit card companies have used Hadoop to achieve a 10-fold increase in the number of transaction aspects analyzed while running 16 distinct fraud models for different geographic and market segments. The ability to analyze 100% of transactions, up from only 2% of transactions, identifies $2 billion in fraud situations annually.

    The mobile communications industry can save billions of dollars per year by adopting a similar approach.

    The Communications Fraud Control Association (CFCA) “2013 Global Fraud Loss Survey” analyzed the $2.2 trillion mobile communications industry. It estimated that the industry is losing $46.3 billion per year from fraud, increasing at a rate of 15% from 2011.

    MSO: Striding Towards Full-service Operation
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    9/12/2014  | 

    Fixed-line network services from European and US cable operators are growing steadily, according to the 2013 European Facts & Figures report from Cable Europe, and Industry Data from the National Cable and Telecommunications Association. Statistics show that in Europe and US there are 83 million cable subscribers out of 289 million broadband subscribers. These numbers are increasing at a stable rate.

    Meanwhile, the revenue structure of Multi-Service Operators (MSOs) is also changing. Whilst traditional TV services are still a major income, the increasing revenue is mainly contributed by communication services like voice, broadband services, wireless and business services. This has led MSOs to diversify their services through pay TV, video Value-Added Service (VAS), fixed-line voice, broadband, mobile, and business services to keep the loyalty of their subscribers and find a new growth of their revenue. With these services, MSOs are in the fast lane to build ultra-broadband network for full service operations.

    Harnessing the Power of HFC Node Facility
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    9/12/2014  | 

    The Outside Plant (OSP) of the HFC network, specifically the coaxial plant connecting the Optical Node to the subscribers, has seen its share of upgrades over the years but the network topologies stay essentially unchanged. In today’s highly competitive landscape, the multi-gigabit capacity of the coaxial plant stands as a key differentiator for the MSOs. A timely question is – how to best capture the full performance potential of the coaxial plant?

    In trying to answer this question, this paper takes a close look at the coaxial plant as modular broadband access facilities. Along with a definition of the HFC node facility, several sizes of the node facility are applied to a bandwidth demand projection model to determine suitable starting points and migration steps. A series of commercially available baseband optical technologies are presented and compared.

    As the analysis of this paper shows, the evolution of the HFC network has reached an inflection point where a combination of baseband optical technologies and optimized Ethernet Node is fully capable of meeting the cost-performance target and represents a promising HFC migration option.

    D-CCAP: Fully Leveraging DOCSIS 3.1 Bandwidth Potential
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    9/12/2014  | 

    These survey results reveal a popular belief that D-CCAP will likely become the de-facto standard solution for CCAP. However for the past two decades, traditional CMTS networks have been the predominant broadband solution for MSOs globally. Why do so many industry experts believe that network architecture needs to be so fundamentally changed in the future?

    First, as global networks move towards ultra-broadband ubiquity, people are demanding a better bandwidth experience at all times and in all locations. To meet these requirements, efforts are not only made by telecommunications carriers to upgrade existing networks and deploy new technologies, but also by MSOs to seize new broadband development opportunities to speed up networks and increase bandwidth. Major measures taken by MSOs to increase bandwidth include accelerating the node-segmentation process, introducing DOCSIS 3.1 technology, and implementing hybrid fiber coaxial (HFC) networks. Using a distributed architecture, MSOs can improve the deployment efficiency of these measures and save investment at the same time.

    Accelerating NFV Though Common Extensions to NFV Infrastructure & NFVI Management
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    9/11/2014  | 
    Telefónica, one of the main supporters and adopters of network functions virtualization (NFV), believes the full benefits of functions virtualization can only be gained if the industry can agree on a common NFV infrastructure (NFVI) and Virtualized Infrastructure Manager (VIM). This white paper, written by Heavy Reading’s Caroline Chappell, explains the challenges and requirements associated with the development and adoption of a common NFVI and VIM.
    Huawei Optical Innovation Forum - Event Summary from Nice, France
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    9/4/2014  | 

    On June 23rd, more than 170 attendees from network operators, service providers, analyst firms and component companies from around the world convened in Nice for the inaugural Optical Innovation Forum, including Telecom Italia, Telefonica, NTT, JDSU, OVUM and Current Analysis.

    Co-produced by Light Reading and Huawei, the Optical Innovation Forum was envisioned as an open forum for the optical networking industry to gather and share knowledge and experiences on next-generation optical innovations.

    This one-day conference is designed to ensure highly focused communication across all segments of the optical transport market’s value chain, including traditional telecom network operator, over-the-top service providers, system suppliers, components suppliers, and standards and telecom regulatory representatives. To achieve this aims, the live event consists of a mix of lively debate panels, keynotes from leading service provider innovators, app demo, active audience participation, and valuable networking opportunities in between the formal sessions. The content for the Optical Innovation Forum was developed to capture the business and technology issues affecting optical networking professionals today and also to anticipate the issues, challenges, and opportunities of the next five years.

    Web Security Using Cisco WSA - Technology Design Guide
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    9/2/2014  | 

    Cisco Validated designs (CVds) provide the framework for systems design based on common use cases or current engineering system priorities. They incorporate a broad set of technologies, features, and applications to address customer needs. Cisco engineers have comprehensively tested and documented each CVd in order to ensure faster, more reliable, and fully predictable deployment.

    CVDs include two guide types that provide tested and validated design and deployment details:

    • Technology design guides provide deployment details, information about validated products and software, and best practices for specific types of technology.
    • Solution design guides integrate or reference existing CVDs, but also include product features and functionality across Cisco products and may include information about third-party integration.

    Both CVD types provide a tested starting point for Cisco partners or customers to begin designing and deploying systems using their own setup and configuration.

    Cisco 2014 Mid-Year Security Report
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    9/2/2014  | 

    Any cyberattack, large or small, is born from a weak link in the security chain. Weak links can take many forms: outdated software, poorly written code, an abandoned website, developer errors, a user who blindly trusts. Adversaries are committed to finding these weak links, one and all, and using them to their full advantage.

    Unfortunately, for the organizations and users targeted, malicious actors do not have to look long or hard for those weaknesses. In the rapidly emerging Internet of Everything, which ultimately builds on the foundation of the connectivity within the Internet of Things, their work will be made even easier, as anything connected to a network, from automobiles to home automation systems, presents an attack surface to exploit.

    The effects of cyberattacks are sobering, in terms of both costs and losses in productivity and reputation. According to the Ponemon Institute, the average cost of an organizational data breach was US$5.4 million in 2014, up from US$4.5 million in 2013. In addition, the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Estimating the Cost of Cyber Crime and Cyber Espionage report estimates that US$100 billion is lost annually to the U.S. economy, and as many as 508,000 U.S. jobs are lost, because of malicious online activity.

    Email Security Using Cisco ESA - Technology Design Guide
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    9/2/2014  | 

    Cisco Validated designs (CVds) provide the framework for systems design based on common use cases or current engineering system priorities. They incorporate a broad set of technologies, features, and applications to address customer needs. Cisco engineers have comprehensively tested and documented each CVd in order to ensure faster, more reliable, and fully predictable deployment.

    CVDs include two guide types that provide tested and validated design and deployment details:

    • Technology design guides provide deployment details, information about validated products and software, and best practices for specific types of technology.
    • Solution design guides integrate or reference existing CVDs, but also include product features and functionality across Cisco products and may include information about third-party integration.

    Both CVD types provide a tested starting point for Cisco partners or customers to begin designing and deploying systems using their own setup and configuration.

    Criteria for Advanced Malware Protection Buyers Guide
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    9/2/2014  | 

    It’s no secret that today’s advanced attackers have the resources, expertise, and persistence to compromise any organization at any time. Malware is pervasive. Traditional defenses, including firewalls and endpoint protection, are no longer effective against these attacks, which means that the process of handling malware must evolve, and quickly at that.

    Malware and the targeted, persistent attacks they represent are a bigger problem than a single point-in-time control or product can effectively address on its own. Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) must become as pervasive as the malware it is designed to combat. Such protection requires an integrated set of controls and a continuous process to detect, confirm, track, analyze, and remediate these threats before, during and after an attack. Defenses on the network, endpoint, and everywhere in between must be integrated to address ever-expanding attack vectors.

    The problem is going to get worse before it gets better. With the rise of polymorphic malware, organizations face tens of thousands of new malware samples per hour, and attackers can rely on fairly simple malware tools to compromise a device. The blacklist approach of matching a file to signatures of known bad malware no longer scales to keep pace, and newer detection techniques, like sandboxing, are not 100 percent effective. In addition, cybercriminals are increasingly harnessing the power of the Internet’s infrastructure, not just individual computers, to launch attacks. In a testament to how pervasive this technique has become, Cisco’s 2014 Annual Security Report shows that all the Fortune 500 companies interviewed for the report had traffic going to websites that host malware. Extending protection to include email and web gateways is essential.

    Frost & Sullivan Report 2014: Huawei Ranked First in the Global DC Power Systems Market
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    8/15/2014  | 
    Frost & Sullivan, a global consulting firm, has found that Huawei, a leading information and communications technology (ICT) provider, holds the number one position in DC power systems sales for 2013 in their latest “Analysis of the Global DC (Direct Current) Power Systems Market” report. It states that Huawei held a 24.7% share of the market in 2013, attributed to “its robust product line and its successful growth strategy in key geographies”, as well as “higher power to compete on performance due to its solid telecom background.” Furthermore, Huawei’s strengths were noted as having the “highest rectifier efficiency, flexible system, brand equity fostered by inherent presence in telecom.”
    Equalizer Measurements White Paper
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    8/13/2014  | 
    The purpose of a test instrument is to make measurements in the network, to note its good health or to discover problems. The instrument has a set of measurements and the interpretation of the results gives hindsight into the source of the problem. In the QAM as well as the 8-VSB modes, there is a large group of measurements that derive their results from a single element in the instrument: the Equalizer. This white paper looks at correcting the problem by understanding the meaning of each measurement.
    Expanded Test Capabilities: Suddenlink™ and DOCSIS® 3.0 Case Study
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    8/13/2014  | 
    This case study looks at Suddenlink’s deployment of DOCSIS 3.0. Suddenlink began launching DOCSIS 3.0-based services in 2008, migrating to DOCSIS 3.0-capable test and measurement (T&M) equipment two years later. In doing so, it seized the opportunity to expand capabilities, opting for a platform that simplified multiple testing requirements, interfaced with workforce management systems, enabled several communication paths and leveraged server-based efficiencies. This work in turn catalyzed similar integrations across the industry.
    Cable Basics Wall Chart
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    8/13/2014  | 
    A detailed and informative wall chart including RF/QAM, DOCSIS 3.0 Ethernet/IP, MPEG, VoIP/MOS, and T1/ISDN PRI technologies.
    MSO Catalog
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    8/13/2014  | 
    Finding the right test equipment to maximize the performance and potential of an MSO’s network does not have to be a daunting task. Cable operators and MSOs worldwide depend on VeEX solutions every day to stay ahead. Download VeEX’s MSO Catalog to view their cable product portfolio.
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