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Do CLI Experts Need to Worry about Their Jobs?

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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

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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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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

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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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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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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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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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Thinking ahead: Eradicating downtime needs strategic vision as well as technology

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Organizations focused on delivering network connectivity services, from big national telcos to small, regional service providers, are under pressure to reduce network downtime. A recent report from IHS Research1 highlighted that US organizations are losing as much as $100m per year to the problem. It seems to be a similar story in Europe, too, where network outages are estimated to be costing companies an average of €75.5k per year2.

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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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NFV: The Current State of Play

NFV: The Current State of Play

 

Act One of the NFV show has finished, leaving operators to sift through the hype, piece together what they have learned and knuckle down to the serious business of design, feasibility and business case development. Pravin Mirchandani, CMO and NFV Evangelist at OneAccess, recounts some sentiments and soundbites from the NFV circuit.

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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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IoT encryption: A revenue driver for CSPs

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Back in July 2014, an Intel study1 indicated that 41% of IT managers and directors identified data protection as a key obstacle to overcome before the Internet of Things (IoT) could be fully embraced. 44% cited data encryption as the answer to this problem.

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Business Continuity and Quality of Service (QoS): The Keys to CSP Success in the Age of IoT

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According to IDC, ‘the IoT opportunity’ for service providers focuses on assembling blended solutions comprising connectivity services, infrastructure, purpose built IoT platforms, app security, analytics and professional services. To succeed communication service providers (CSPs) must focus on Business Continuity and Quality of Service (QoS), explains Pravin Mirchandani, CMO, OneAccess.

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NFV: Time to Get Back to (Virtual) Reality, for the Sake of the Operators

Pravin Mirchandani, CMO, OneAccess, calls for 'plausible NFV' amid a world of ill-judged proof-of-concepts.

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NFV has been voraciously hyped and with good reason; there is much to get excited about. The potential benefits to operators and communication service providers (CSPs) of enabling a virtualized and service oriented network environment are vast: increased network flexibility, additional security, reductions in network OPEX/CAPEX, dynamic capacity adaptation according to network needs and, perhaps most crucial of all, reduced time to market for new, revenue generating network services that can combat declining ARPUs.  NFV really could be the silver bullet that operators and CSPs have been looking for.

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The 4Gable Future: Enterprise LTE Goes Far Beyond Corporate Mobility

Lift the lid on most ‘LTE in the enterprise’ discussions and it quickly becomes evident that LTE’s corporate mobility ‘revolution’ is in full effect. And rightly so. Dawn has well and truly broken on the IP/GSM-converged age of LTE and time-starved, frequent-flying execs across the world are now basking in the morning rays of the globally-supported, superfast standard.

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SDN/NFV – Is it the breakthrough CSPs need to help level the OTT playing field?

I think that it is fair to say that the business communications services market is going through one of its most challenging periods at the moment as CSPs struggle to come to terms with the demand for faster, more reliable and feature-rich services from their customers, whilst also dealing with increased competition and the inevitable pressure this puts on prices. Although this is a typical and predictable scenario in what is a rapidly maturing tech-based market, it means that service providers cannot afford to assume that their customers will continue to renew their contracts out of a sense of loyalty, no matter what.

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Agile businesses of all sizes need communications partners that can offer flexible, future-proof solutions

 

There is no doubt that the operational and financial appeal of “The Cloud” is gaining more traction each year and across a wider spectrum of businesses, with Gartner[1] predicting that more than half of IT spend will be Cloud related in 2016 and over half of large enterprises having a public/private hybrid Cloud platform by 2017.

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