Which trends will lead the distributed NFV and SDN evolution in 2016?

Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) have been on the rise for some time – and this is set to continue into 2016. In order to better understand how we, at Telco Systems view upcoming trends I recently gave an interview to Developing Telecoms as part of a series of interviews with leading professionals. Read more

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How to resolve broadband speed challenges to meet tomorrow’s video needs

According to virtually all industry indicators and reports, network bandwidth consumption will continue to expand rapidly day by day over the coming years. Cisco’s Global Cloud Index states that annual global data center IP traffic will reach 8.6 zettabytes by the end of 2018. Who knew what a zettabyte was only a couple of years ago? Three main trends driving this galloping demand for broadband usage and all have in common real time communication and video: Growing popularity of mobile apps, which now impact our daily lives Abundance of social…

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Telco Systems wins contract to deliver carrier Ethernet upgrade to tier-1 Asian operator

A tier-1 network operator in APAC has selected Telco Systems, following intensive competition, to support the company’s migration from SDH-based network nodes to Carrier Ethernet 2.0. Network performance and cost effectiveness were among the main criteria that our solution met for a project that includes multi-year delivery of several thousand industry-leading T-Marc 340F CE 2.0 devices together with the EdgeGenie Orchestrator CE 2.0 & SDN/NFV service management system. The effectiveness of the T-Marc 340F solution, Telco Systems was required to undergo underwent a meticulous and demanding proof of concept, and…

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MEF’s next generation Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE2.0)

If you have been in this industry long enough, you probably know “what goes around, comes around.” Several years ago I coined the term Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE2.0) (What is Carrier Ethernet 2.0?) during an Ethernet industry event and today the Metro Ethernet Forum has announced its launch with the CE2.0 initiative.  Prior to this announcement Carrier Ethernet 1.0 (CE 1.0) encompassed standardized Ethernet services over a single provider’s network.  As with new generations of networking CE2.0 specifies several new features: Specifically Multiple Classes of Service (Multi-CoS), Ethernet Network to…

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