Our white paper How Transparent Caching Protects Against Third-Party Cache Network Impacts examines global trends in third-party cache deployment and explores operator strategies to minimize risk to their networks and business models.
Carriers must begin to foster new competition in order to bring down prices, spur innovation and decrease time-to-market for LTE deployment.
Telecommunications operators face many challenges as networks evolve and usage by customers continues to accelerate rapidly. The pace of technology and competition impact all areas of operations including product development, sales, and customer care as well as network operations. Key challenges in network operations are keeping the network available, knowing status at network locations and lowering energy usage. BatteryCorp understands the challenges a carrier faces in effectively operating its network to deliver quality service in a dynamic and evolving environment. We have utilized our experience and expertise to develop and deploy our OMS® site information management functionality to aid operators in addressing network management issues successfully in many areas. Our unique, robust OMS® capability is being used by our clients and our nationwide service teams to effectively perform ongoing site maintenance and site upgrades.
Managing the day-to-day challenges of a voice network has grown exponentially in complexity and burden as carriers have adopted Next Gen Network solutions in their network. Even the most common, seemingly simple task (routing) are no longer, simple. Fortunately, there has been evolution in routing technologies that finally provide carriers with the tools and capabilities they need today and in the future, " Dynamic Routing". This white paper describes the evolution of routing from traditional Least Cost Routing to today's robust, Real-time, origination based routing. In it, readers will learn how Dynamic Routing is providing enormous advantages to carriers who have implemented and why every carrier must have a plan on how they are going to migrate their inter-carrier routing to a Dynamic, Real-time routing solution.
In spite of the burgeoning number of smartphone users, the mobile data revolution is paradoxically a menacing phenomenon for the wireless carriers. Even as mobile data growth explodes , carrier revenue per mobile gigabyte is imploding. It will soon cost carriers more to deliver a mobile gigabyte than their expected revenue per gigabyte. Clearly, carriers must simultaneously reduce their mobile data delivery costs while increasing their capability to meet rapidly growing demand. So why not simplify and drive a solution that embraces Internet economics? Lemko has done just that with its Distributed Mobile Wireless Network solution, DiMoWiNe™. The solution leverages substantial technology breakthroughs in core Network Functions Vitalization (NFV) and takes advantage of exciting innovation in distributed database management that enables seamless interoperability with legacy commercial cellular. In essence, DiMoWiNe™ “converts” LTE to an Over the Top (OTT) Internet application enabling IT economics, efficiencies and simplicity.
Telecommunications operators using Sigma Systems’ Service Management Platform can rapidly and seamlessly deploy integrated, feature-rich IPTV, VoIP, Internet service, and, most recently, the cloud-based SaaS solutions demanded by their customers. The Sigma solution combines the functionality of its Service Management Platform (SMP), and market-ready Service Packages into a streamlined service delivery enabler. Provisioning of services is converged over the top of any access technology, whether it be DOCSIS, xDSL, FTTx, Wifi or 4G-LTE. The solution provides the ability to manage real time authorization and entitlement of services, such as user identity based services and premium content services.
Sigma Systems’ Cloud ServiceBroker is a robust solution enabling service providers to deliver personalized business bundles – with both on- and off-network services – with faster time to market capabilities and the service agility required to increase revenue and market growth and reduce customer churn.
Today’s distributed organizations are struggling with the increasing sophistication, proliferation, and severity of network security threats. Malware is a daily issue. With security protection from MPLS-based Managed Security Services (MSS), companies can have cloud-based network protection around the clock against individual and blended threats without incurring the distraction, expense, and complexity of in-house systems and support staff. Over the past decade, MPLS has evolved into the leading WAN VPN technology primarily because it enables fully managed, cost-effective, and comprehensive unified threat management. Such services have been well designed by managed services providers (MSPs) to meet current and future security challenges—including attack mitigation, anti-malware tools, and Web filtering.
The increasing customer demand for mobile data services is widely publicized in both the general media and telecoms press. Cisco forecast global mobile data traffic to increase by up to twenty six times between 2010 and 20151. Current growth is driven by the popularity of new devices, like smartphones and tablets, and the rising use of data consuming mobile applications from a variety of App Stores (like Apple and Google). Future growth is expected to be driven by mobile video services, and Cisco predicts that two thirds of mobile data traffic will be for video by 2015.
A new frontier faces operations teams making the transition from focusing on device availability to focusing on service quality and performance. Making this change requires expanding the scope of management activities and rethinking management tools architectures to embrace sustained performance monitoring spanning all of the contributing technologies and domains that must come together to comprise today’s highly flexible and dynamic services. Tooling options for integrated, service-centric performance management include single-vendor suites, domain-specific best of breed products, and a promising alternative – cross-domain, integrated performance managers. This latter class can offer a compelling balance of functional capability matched with low integration costs and low total cost of ownership. This ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES® (EMA™) paper evaluates priorities for service-centric performance management and analyzes how one cross-domain integrated solution, Watch4net’s APG, measures up.