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Category: Networks & Systems


Networks & Systems

Cisco Completes Blockbuster $1.9B BroadSoft Acquisition

February 2, 2018

Via: CRN

Cisco Systems Friday completed its $1.9 billion acquisition of BroadSoft, extending the networking giant’s aggressive, software-centric strategy and giving it a larger slice of the unified communications market. Acquiring Gaithersburg, Md.-based BroadSoft accelerates Cisco’s cloud strategy by adding cloud calling […]


Networks & Systems

AT&T pushes white boxes by open sourcing dNOS project

February 1, 2018

Via: RCR Wireless News

AT&T announced it is open sourcing its Disaggregated Network Operating System (dNOS) project, which will be hosted by The Linux Foundation. The purpose of the project is to provide a software framework to accelerate the adoption and use of white […]


Networks & Systems

Case Globalstar: 6 ways to leverage their spectrum asset

January 31, 2018

Via: Nokia Networks

In our industry, most people would agree that spectrum is a hot topic – it’s the most valuable resource for a wireless company. But it’s become a crucial issue because, as we all know, spectrum is finite. Wireless operators must […]


Networks & Systems

Open source is taking the telecom industry by storm

January 30, 2018

Via: Nokia Networks

Open source is coming full speed ahead – in fact it has already come to areas which, before would have seemed inconceivable. It’s clear that the open source way of working and methodology has shown its strength way beyond the […]


Networks & Systems

Should SD-WAN replace MPLS?

January 29, 2018

Via: Telecom Ramblings

As SD-WAN gains more widespread adoption, you may be asking, “How should I compare SD-WAN vs MPLS?” This is an interesting question, but thinking about networks this way misses the central distinction between SD-WAN and MPLS. SD-WAN capabilities are a […]


Networks & Systems, Regulations

Report: Trump administration considering nationalized 5G network build

January 29, 2018

Via: RCR Wireless News

Internal memo cites security as primary motivator for a government-owned 5G network, according to Axios; Pai opposes Based on a document the media outlet says was “produced by a senior National Security Council official,” Axios is reporting that the Trump […]


Networks & Systems

Smart central offices to be in 85% of provider networks this year, says analyst

January 26, 2018

Via: Fierce Telecom News

As service providers continue to migrate toward offering more software-based virtual services to businesses, the adoption of smart central offices is growing. A new IHS Markit study, which was created through conversations with Tier 1 service providers, revealed that in […]


Networks & Systems

The state of gigabit LTE in the U.S.

January 24, 2018

Via: RCR Wireless News

The combined features that deliver gigabit LTE were enhanced and adopted by standards-setting body 3GPP in October 2015 with the group’s Release 13. The primary building blocks of gigabit LTE are: 4X4 multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO), which uses four antenna ports […]


Networks & Systems

Service assurance, test and measurement for gigabit LTE

January 24, 2018

Via: RCR Wireless News

The rapid adoption of gigabit LTE on the path to 5G is one of several mega-trends shaping the way carriers plan, deploy, monitor and manage networks. The telecom industry is undergoing major transitions including the move from physical to hybrid […]


Networks & Systems

Gigabit LTE: ‘For operators, it’s the future,’ analyst says

January 23, 2018

Via: RCR Wireless News

Since Telstra launched the first commercial gigabit LTE in January 2017, more than 40 other global operators have, to varying degrees, upgraded their networks to support 4X4 multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO), 256 QAM and aggregation of both licensed and unlicensed carriers. […]