Does your network allow to differentiate your services?

With COMPTEL PLUS coming to Las Vegas in a couple of days, I can’t help but recall my marketing experience at a competitive communication service provider.  As a marketing executive, I would receive calls from eager equipment vendors who wanted my support for their product.  My first question to them always was, “Does your gear provide me the ability to differentiate my services relative to the competition?”.  The answer was invariably, “No.”, although their response was typically much longer, and belabored than a simple “No.”.   I’d respond, “Then you should…

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News from the MEF quarterly meeting – CE 2.0, SDN and more

Last week I participated in the Metro Ethernet Forum’s (MEF) quarterly meeting in San-Diego, California. This time around, along with marketing and technical sessions that are used by the MEF members to discuss Carrier Ethernet trends and develop Carrier Ethernet standards, they also organized  “Americas Carrier Ethernet Summit” that brought together senior service provider executives to discuss Ethernet innovation. One of them was Dr. Robert Metcalfe, “the inventor of the Ethernet”, from the University of Texas at Austin who suggests that Carrier Ethernet 3.0 will be driven by new high-speed…

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What is AdvancedTCA and its deployment challenges

The Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture (AdvancedTCA®) specifications are a series of PICMG (http://www.picmg.org/) specifications which target the requirements for the next generation of carrier grade communications equipment.  Based on PICMG 3.X specifications, AdvancedTCA solutions incorporate the latest trends in high speed interconnect technologies and next-generation processors that support high reliability, availability and serviceability. Central to the ATCA architecture is the ATCA switch blade that provides inter-connectivity and external connectivity between ATCA peripheral line cards, the chassis, the management components and the backplane. Telco Systems’ AdvancedTCA switch blades offer not only…

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Top technology trends to watch in 2012

In an effort to help you prepare for next year, we’ve looked into our crystal ball and asked our team to give us their predications of some of the trends we’ll see in 2012 and beyond. Mobile technology – With the growing need for more mobile bandwidth, we expect to see several changes. First, we expect C-RAN architecture (Click to download application note)  to come closer to standardization and may even start to see initial deployments. This will enable mobile providers to deploy base stations faster, and at a lower…

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Learn how MPLS can give you a competitive edge at Carrier Ethernet APAC

Smarter, closer to your customer…with an intelligent network edge It’s a delicate balance to extend new services to more customers while keeping your network costs in check. At Telco Systems we believe that the answer lies in a smarter network edge which offers the flexibility and scalability to support many services to many customers, without requiring a replacement or upgrade of the core.

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Carrier Ethernet OAM

Enterprise applications like telepresence, data center outsourcing, and cloud computing are pushing service providers to go beyond selling just connectivity or ‘dumb pipe’ to selling services. However in order to generate revenue, providers need cost effective solutions that support multiple services each having its own SLA. To meet the required level of service, the provider must honor certain OAM attributes for delay, jitter and packet loss. OAM (Operations, Administration and Maintenance) allows service providers to measure and verify the SLA to the customer. It also provides a means to efficiently…

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