The OneAccess Blog

This is where we share our views on the latest market trends.

Agility is the Goal and Lack of it the Handbrake


When looking at the virtualization landscape in its broader sense I can’t help seeing that the real problem is agility or rather lack of it.

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When the Rubber (Finally) Hits the Road: 2018 Predictions

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Looking ahead to 2018, Pravin Mirchandani, CMO, OneAccess Networks, anticipates a year of challenge and opportunity for operators.

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Keeping Satellite in the 5G Game


Keeping Satellite 5G Game

OneAccess, explores the intersection between virtualization, 5G and satellite communications, highlighting how a recent technology breakthrough will deliver additional value for satcom providers, CSPs and end-users alike.


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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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Dissonance in the World of Virtualization


dissonance in the world of virtualization


A collection of thoughts has been spinning in my head over the last few weeks based on various customer visits, presentations and panel debates I have seen or participated in recently and they have collectively formed into a common notion, that of dissonance. These reflections have come about as a result of number of unresolved issues that are either being ignored or are falling between the cracks as we all grapple with the complexities of introducing virtualization.


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Hello from the Other Side: The Customer Benefits of NFV


Hello from the other side: The Customer Benefits of NFV


Operators should start their NFV charm offensive now says Pravin Mirchandani, CMO, OneAccess Networks


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Acceleration techniques for white-box CPEs


Acceleration techniques for white-box CPEs


This blog will provide a quick introduction and comparison of some of the available acceleration technologies common on white-box CPE, sometimes also referred to as “universal CPE” or uCPE.


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The Song of the Sirens: Five ways to spot hidden NFV vendor lock-in

The Song of the Sirens: Five ways to spot hidden NFV vendor lock-in


One of the big attractions of NFV is that it gives operators a chance to break free of single vendor contracts and establish greater control over the future development of their networks.


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Diverse Reality - A View from the MWC 2017 Walkway

MWC 2017

MWC is the biggest Telecoms event in the world and most of us were expecting the big theme this year to be 5G. Whilst 5G was present on many stands, it was upstaged by both a faster type of 4G and a phone from the past. The other takeaway from Barcelona’s mega tradefest was the huge diversity of people, exhibitors and themes on show. ‘Mobility’ may have been a connecting theme but only in the broadest sense.

Here are my impressions:

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US Telcos Move Ahead on NFV as Europe Watches: 2017 Predictions

US Telcos Move Ahead on  NFV as Europe Watches: 2017 Predictions


While huge progress has been made this year toward the development of virtualized services, a variety of challenges remain before widespread service roll-out can commence. 2017 will be the year that the industry takes positive steps to overcome these barriers, says Pravin Mirchandani, CMO at OneAccess Networks, who shares his five key predictions for the year ahead.


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ROI for white-box CPEs: a question of segmentation



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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Pushing through Glass Ceilings at the SDN World Congress 2016

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Live from the SDN World Congress Show in The Hague, Pravin Mirchandani, CMO, OneAccess Networks, reflects on the industry challenges steering the dialogue at this year’s conference.


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Fifty Shades of NFV?

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In the racy world of CPE architecture, what virtualization-hungry service providers say they want isn’t always what they need, says Pravin Mirchandani, CMO, OneAccess Networks.


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Can Smart, Hybrid-Access Technology be the panacea for delivering universal high-speed broadband services?

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OneAccess product marketing manager, Thierry Masson believes that the success of the European Broadband Access via integrated Terrestrial & Satellite Systems (BATS) project means that operators now have an alternative to fiber as a means of meeting the EU Digital targets as well as providing an improved QoE for all customers.


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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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Free WiFi can be more than just a way of enticing customers into your store

Free WiFi


Thierry Masson WiFi Product Marketing Specialist at OneAccess discusses the monetization potential of free customer WiFi services.

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The White-Box CPE: Separating Myths from Reality

the white box cpe separating myths from reality


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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Orchestrating the network beyond the NFVI boundary

orchestrating the network beyond the nfvi boundary


A key promise of SDN/NFV is to enable service providers to offer innovative, on-demand enterprise services with unprecedented flexibility. Building a network capable of delivering flexible, dynamic, customer-tailored services, is however a challenge for service providers. As a matter of fact, end-to-end service orchestration within the virtualized infrastructure and across complex multi-vendor network domains outside the NFVI is anything but a walk in the park.

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Do CLI Experts Need to Worry about Their Jobs?

do cli experts need to worry about their jobs


Our customers tell us that NETCONF is fast becoming the preferred way to provision virtualized networking devices. Tail-f has been the main advocate of this protocol, with a pitch that goes roughly as follows: “NETCONF provides the toolset to configure an end-to-end service with a single network-wide transaction. OSS programmers spend less time in handling error cases –as the role of transactions is precisely to ensure success and rollback in case of errors. You do not need to pay high-salary CLI experts to handle such rollbacks manually, when the OSS has failed to do it in a proper way. And you can now automate service creation at an unprecedented level.”

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Ultra-compact VNFs are the key to cost-effective NFV



OneAccess’ CMO, Pravin Mirchandani, argues that only the most efficient VNFs will pass the scrutiny of the operator community; the risks and costs of accepting anything different are too high.  

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