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Why the time to move to NETCONF/YANG is now

 

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With backing from major NFV/SDN projects and industry organizations, NETCONF, the client/server protocol designed to configure network devices more clearly and effectively, will soon become ubiquitous. Operators who migrate to NETCONF can both future-proof their operations for NFV and can also reap some of short-term benefits of automation, today.

 

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ROI for white-box CPEs: a question of segmentation

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Operators commonly expect that moving to SDN and NFV will enable cost reductions, through efficiency gains in network management and device consolidation. As they get closer to deployment, however, commercial reality is telling a different story, depending on the market segment being addressed.

 

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Thick & Thin: A Taxonomy of CPEs

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In presentations at virtualization conferences, and in our discussions with operators and service providers, there remains a lot of confusion surrounding the terms ‘thick’ and ‘thin’ as they relate to customer premises equipment (CPE). This is because the terms are used interchangeably, to describe different market segments, the density of network functions as well as the nature of the CPE itself.

 

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The White-Box CPE: Separating Myths from Reality

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In the world of customer premises equipment (CPE), the white-box is a new idea. It should then come as no surprise that misconceptions among operators and CSPs about what constitutes the white-box CPE are common. Here are four of the most prevalent.

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Virtualization means changing the approach to proof-of-concept projects for both Carriers and Vendors

Virtualization means changing the approach to proof-of-concept projects for both Carriers and Vendors

 

OneAccess CTO, Antoine Clerget argues that vendors need to radically re-think their approach to PoC projects as carriers begin to plan their transition to software-defined network functions. 

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MP-TCP link bonding protocol offers declining MPLS a much needed life-line

mp tcp link bonding protocol offers declining mpls a much needed life line

 

Recent work on a new approach to Hybrid Access emerging from one of the industry standards body is likely to be music to the ears of the major carriers who have seen a steady erosion of their market share by the more agile Internet service providers. 

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A Gig Ticket: A Chance for Operators to Grow the Market for 1Gbps L3 Services

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Recent innovations in customer premises equipment (CPE) mean that operators can now bring 1Gbps Layer 3 connectivity to a much bigger market. Just in time, too, explains Pravin Mirchandani, CMO, OneAccess Networks.

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Managing the machines: How operators can get ahead in M2M

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The deployment of Machine to Machine (M2M) initiatives is generating new revenue opportunities for operators and communication service providers (CSPs). Pravin Mirchandani, CMO, OneAccess Networks, explains how innovative traffic management services, delivered via customer premises-based equipment, or CPE, can help them capitalize on these opportunities.

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Is integrating SBC functionality into the router the way forward for accelerating the availability of SIP trunking services?

is integrating sbc functionality into the router the way forward for accelerating the availability of sip trunking services

 

Although many businesses have deployed IP-based PBX systems to handle their corporate telephony needs, so far relatively few have then taken the next step to a full SIP trunking service particularly in Europe.

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Tomorrow’s CPE: the Wimbledon of network virtualization?

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Despite the industry’s charge toward network virtualization, the need for customers to connect their routers to non-Ethernet legacy connections is not going away. Couple this with the fact that a bunch of emerging network functions require an on-prem appliance, and the virtualized ‘CPE of the future’ starts to feel, well, really rather physical. So, is the CPE the Wimbledon of the network; ever-present, resistant to change, but perhaps also capable of surprising us all with its innovations?

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Two killer forces shaping the future of the CPE

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Powerful forces are steering the development of the CPE, explains Pravin Mirchandani, CMO at service-enabling network access specialist, OneAccess.

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Packet-based traffic management is the optimum combination for hybrid access protocols

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As has been highlighted many times, a major focus of attention for vendors like OneAccess continues to be on working on innovations that ensure businesses have reliable high-speed access to their Cloud-based applications.

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