Telco Systems’ Rami Yaron presents LSO Reference Architecture and Framework at ONS 2016

Rami Yaron, VP, Strategy and Business Development at Telco Systems made a presentation on the LSO Reference Architecture and Framework at the Open Networking Summit (ONS) 2016, which took place in Santa Clara, California March 14-17. Read more

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Telco Systems to present CE 2.0 portfolio at MEF Mexico City Seminar

Telco Systems will present at the MEF Mexico City Seminar to be held in the NH Collection Mexico City Reforma Hotel on March 16, 2016. Telco Systems, one of the main sponsors of the one-day event, will explain how the company empowers communications service providers to increase revenues, simplify operations and ensure customer retention and satisfaction. The company will be demonstrating its Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) portfolio with Layer 3 features and the recently announced distributed network functions virtualization (D-NFV) cyber security solution, CyberGuard. In addition, Gaston Cutignola, Latin America senior solution engineer at Telco Systems, will…

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Three tips for making NFV a reality in 2016

The outgoing 2015 was a year of transition for network-function virtualization (NFV) deployment. It was a year in which carriers were looking for a proof of concept and initial commercial deployment. In 2016, this trend is expected to intensify further, and NFV will be deployed live and in projects such as vCPE and vEPC. Communication service providers (CSPs) must therefore address the challenges neglected so far. Some of these challenges include security, performance, return on investment (ROI), carrier-grade and interoperability with existing networks, Operational Support Systems (OSS) and Business Support…

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Industry’s first quad-technology demarcation device introduced by Telco Systems

Telco Systems announces the release of the industry’s first quad-tech demarcation device, T-Marc 3308. This product is a cost-effective and flexible solution for communication service providers that paves a smooth migration path from existing Ethernet operations to tomorrow’s intelligent networks keeping our customers at the forefront of communication services. T-Marc 3308 combines the four technologies of IP Layer 3, CE 2.0, MPLS and Software-Driven Networking (SDN) and comes with IP Layer 3 capability and is MEF-certified to smoothly support service providers as they operate over Ethernet and Carrier Ethernet 2.0….

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Telco Systems wins NFV Pioneer Award for improving network functions virtualization

Our CloudMetro 100 solution won the 2015 NFV Pioneer Award from Internet Telephony. The NFV Pioneer Award award honors products that have demonstrated innovation, unique features, and noteworthy developments toward improving Network Function Virtualization. CloudMetro 100 is the first 10GE Distributed NFV platform for virtualized IT services at the network edge. The solution provides a carrier-grade platform that enables service providers to transform their networks from mere transport to full IT-enabled networks – highly orchestrated, agile and virtualized. CloudMetro 100 supports Distributed Network Functions Virtualization (D-NFV), enabling telecom network operators to…

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Telco Systems demonstrates SDN & NFV solutions at MPLS SDN World Congress 2015

If you will be attending the MPLS SDN World Congress 2015 in Paris, March 17-20, stop by Booth 306 where Telco Systems will be displaying and demonstrating its industry-leading Open Metro Edge (OME) SDN & NFV expanding portfolio.  Live, in action, demonstrations of Open Metro Edge SDN & NFV solution will feature:   CloudMetro D-NFV demarcation and aggregation platform  EdgeGenie Orchestrator that provides network and service management with centralized orchestration of distributed NFV devices  ViNOX carrier SDN operating system  TelcoApps leading NFV application portfolio including Check Point’s vFirewall, AudioCodes’ vSBC, Netrounds’…

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News from the MEF Service Operations Summit

Last week, I participated in the Metro Ethernet Forum’s (MEF) quarterly meeting in Montreal, Canada, that was also host to the Service Operations Summit which examined the challenges and opportunities that our industry faces in automating and improving global scalability of Ethernet Services. The speakers covered a wealth of topics, including: Ethernet service growth the enterprise perspective of the technical and operational challenges of deploying and maintaining networks that span numerous service providers the need for easing service delivery by automating parts of the processes involved and being able to…

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Transport Networks for Mobile Operators 2013 – Trends in Mobile Backhaul

It all started two weeks ago in a sudden phone call. On the line was an MEF marketing manager asking me if I wanted to represent MEF in the TNMO Conference in London, speaking about CE 2.0 initiatives related to mobile backhaul. Do I want to speak on mobile backhaul? And on behalf of MEF? What is there to think about? Two days later, I had my travel arrangements sorted out, and off we went. MEF is putting a lot of focus on pushing and aligning its standards, educational papers and implementation agreements…

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What are Y.1564 and EtherSAM really about?

ITU-T Y.1564, also sometimes called (by mistake) “EtherSAM”  – which refers to the draft of Y.1564 named  Y.156sam, but while these names are in some cases used interchangeably there are some important differences between them. In this article we will refer to the rectified Y.1564. Y.1564 is a QoS and network performance ITU-T Ethernet-based service test methodology. This out-of-service testing procedures test service turn-up, installation and troubleshooting of Ethernet-based services with the goal of assuring and verifying committed service level agreement (SLA) performances. What makes this standard unique is that…

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What is CE2.0 E-Access and is it good for you?

In 2012, the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) defined a new Ethernet Service Type, called Ethernet Access, or E-Access, to be added to the three defined service types: E-LINE, E-TREE and E-LAN. This service type is typically offered by two service providers with adjacent territories, or by a wholesale Ethernet access provider to service providers who have customers beyond the coverage area of their network, thus requiring them to extend their service reach beyond the network coverage area. Any Ethernet service that is based on an Operator Virtual Connection (OVC) that…

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