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Coriant Hopes to Help Carriers Move to NFV and SDN

Earlier this year, Coriant, shared a study of more than 80 network operators and found the following: A reported 80 percent of them showed a high interest in using SDN to make their networks better and more capable of handling...

Tangoe Goes on the Mobility-as-a-Service Offensive at MWC16

Tangoe was one of the leading players in the TEM or telecom expense management space when it launched and did a superior job of rolling up the market and becoming the leader in what is now the enterprise mobility management...

DMI's Shows End-to-End Mobility Solutions at MWC16

At Mobile World Congress (MWC16), the event’s tagline was “Mobile is Everything,” and I’m on record stating that the phone part of the show is becoming irrelevant as there isn’t any money to be made in handsets anymore unless you...

GENBAND Makes NFV, SBC and fring Alliance news at MWC16

As carriers look to compete with OTT voice and video solutions, GENBAND is helping them via their new fring Alliance Revenue Engine Apps. As a reminder, the fring Alliance is a group of carriers working collectively to for all effective...

At MWC, Netronome Powers up Ericsson and Juniper NFV and SDN Solutions

A major theme at Mobile World Congress (MWC16) was digital transformation which allows carriers to compete more efficiently with OTT providers. As the world moves faster towards becoming fully digitized, the pace of change also gets quicker. Operators need to...

RAD Rides 5G and NFV Trends at Mobile World Congress

At Mobile World Congress (MWC16), RAD was focusing on two important trends I saw at the show – the move to 5G and digital transformation for carriers – specifically NFV. Bjorn Baera, Head of Business Development European Service Providers showed...

Synaptics Shows Off Thinner Screens, No-Touch Displays And Flexible Biometrics

It’s always great to meet up with the people at Synaptics – like I did at Mobile World Congress (MWC16) to see what the future holds from a touch-interface standpoint. Andrew Hsu, Head of the Concept Prototyping Team had lots...

CommScope Survey: Better Building Wireless Worth $1 Million

A common challenge for many businesses is having adequate connectivity. You’d think in the US this isn't an issue but I can tell you from firsthand experience (I am also CEO of a New York and Connecticut provider of IT...

Top 10 Mobile World Congress Trends #MWC16

I’ve just returned from a whirlwind event for the telecom market known as Mobile World Congress and I’m still amazed by the amount of optimism I’ve just witnessed. It would not be an exaggeration to say this level of...

SDN and Micro-Segmentation boost Security for BYOD According to AirWatch/VMware

The proliferation of mobile devices and cloud services has caused a geometric increase in security threat possibilities as each device type and OS version can potentially be vulnerable. In addition, these devices need access to more and more cloud information...

InfoVista and Ipanema Technologies Poised to Enable New Carrier Services

The WAN optimization market is expected to more than double in size from 2014 to 2019 eventually hitting $12.1 billion according to MarketsandMarkets. It’s no wonder - Cyril Doussau de Bazignan explained to me in a recent meeting that as...

Schneider Electric: More Software and the IoT to Reshape Data Center Design

There is a macro trend of moving proprietary hardware systems to open systems and moving hardware to software – at this point, this shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone who tracked my GENBAND Perspectives 15 blog post or last week’s...

HP's March into Simplifying NFV

Arbitrage is one of the great opportunities which presents itself repeatedly in tech. In the nineties, something called international callback allowed am international caller to dial a number in the US and hang up – only to have a US-based...

GENBAND Perspectives 15 Live Blog #GBP15

Welcome to the Perspectives live blog for 2015. A follow up to blogs from 2014, 2013 and 2010.The live blog officially starts tomorrow at 9:00 am - to get up to speed I met with Catherine Berthier, Sanjay Bhatia and...

Extreme Networks Puts the SDN in Skype for Business

As Skype for Business continues to gain traction in the enterprise – regardless of how many name changes Microsoft’s UC solution has gone through, the one constant is the need for bandwidth on corporate networks to handle the increased load...

CloudGenix Gets Funded to Fuel SD-WANs

Kumar Ramachandran, Co-Founder and CEO of CloudGenix recently sat with me and explained his vision for software-defined enterprise WANS, which use off-the-shelf hardware and allow corporations to abstract their business processes, utilize hybrid network virtualization and network function projection. SD‐WANs...

QualiSystems Boosts Automation of NFV, DevOps and SDN

One of the more interesting vendors at Interop 2015 was Qualisystems as the company allows companies to automate many manual tasks in order to more efficiently develop, manage and deploy jobs in the cloud and on legacy computing environments....

Stratus Technologies helps Boost the Efficiency and Fault Tolerance of NFV

As telcos become software telcos, they are beginning to shed some of their bespoke, proprietary hardware in exchange for NFV software running on OTS computers from white box companies, Dell, HP, Cisco, etc. This move follows similar trends in many...

How Imagine Communications is Bringing Video Distribution to the cloud and Beyond

At the end of 2014 I declared Imagine Communications one of the companies to watch in 2015, specifically stating: The video industry is changing rapidly thanks to time-shifting, on-demand and mobile devices. This in-turn affects the whole broadcast chain. The...

Dialogic Leading the way in WebRTC Deployments

Dialogic announced today they are involved in over 90 WebRTC engagements among telcos, enterprises, contact centers, cloud and Web companies, and public institution. Some of the details are as follows: Communications service providers (CSPs) demand WebRTC. 74% of engagements have...

Alcatel-Lucent: NFV Can be More Secure than Legacy

As NFV and SDN usher in a new era of software telcos, there are just so many pieces which have to be put into place to enable solutions from disparate vendors to interoperate smoothly. Moreover, carriers are always looking...

GENBAND Perspectives 14 Live Blog

GENBAND Perspectives 14 kicks off this morning - expect the live blog here... Last night the company hosted a networking reception where I had a chance to speak randomly with one of the company's customers in Mississippi - an...

NTT Communications Becomes an NFV-Fueled Software Telco

In a press conference, NTT Communications unveiled today the first global NFV and SDN network. Touting the fact that CIOs and service providers need to more heavily focus on their networks, the company said these technologies will create a bigger...

Metaswitch Forum 2014 Live Blog

Metaswitch Forum 2014 will kick off soon, stay tuned. Any second now - its 8:05 am in New Orleans The event has kicked off with a keynote presented by Steve Gleave - which has been preceded by a few well-produced...

Tiscali to be one of the First Software Telcos

The traditional telco is dead – the case for moving to COTS technology is just too compelling. This is a theme I have been espousing for over a year. My readers further know companies like Metaswitch Networks have also been...
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