CSPs Risk Losing Customers to Global Digital Giants, Accenture Survey Finds

Services Can Lead to New Growth; Connected Home and Digital Video Offer Significant Opportunities

NEW YORK; Feb. 24, 2017 – Accenture's Dynamic Digital Consumers Survey revealed that if a global digital giant such as Google or Amazon launched an offer comparable to their mobile operator, 44 percent of respondents would leave their provider, forming a gloomy outlook for Communications Service Providers (CSPs).

Cisco Lands Altice Global Mobile NFV, Partners on Enterprise 5G with Verizon

Equipment giant meanwhile keeps steady drumbeat on security solutions for mobile networks

Altice Makes Bold Moves to Virtualize Its Global Mobile Network With Cisco
Cisco and Red Hat Join Forces to Drive Innovation

Cisco and Altice Group continue to strengthen their alliance to transform Altice's business operations with new network architectures to help grow revenue, lower costs and improve customer retention.

Altice is a multinational cable, fiber, telecommunications, content and media company with 50 million customers spanning Western Europe, the United States, Israel, and the Overseas Territories.

Viavi Lights the Path to 5G at MWC, Presenting 5G Trial Data

Test and assurance pioneer announces virtualization, visibility and versatility for MNOs

Milpitas, Calif., February 22, 2017 – Viavi Solutions (NASDAQ: VIAV) has released new industry data on the state of 5G trials globally. Despite 5G standards not being expected until 2020, 25 mobile operators have already announced that they are lab testing "5G". Among those, 12 report having progressed to field testing. An additional four operators have announced their plans for 5G trials.

Italtel Launches VTU Application for 5G Era

Video upload use case will be demoed at Mobile World Congress

Milan, February 22, 2017 – Italtel, a leading telecommunications company in IT system integration, managed services, Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and all-IP solutions, today unveiled its virtual Transcoding Unit (vTU) application which brings several functionalities to the edge of networks, improving upload performance, reducing latency and increasing the battery life of connected devices.
 

Mitani Chooses VeloCloud SD-WAN to Power Unified Communications Solution in Asia

VeloCloud picked for delivering exceptional quality and reliability of voice and video over Internet

VeloCloud Networks Inc., the Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN™ company, today announced that Mitani Sangyo Co. Ltd., a leading provider of information technology services in Japan, has chosen VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN technology to power Mitani’s Unified Communications needs. Mitani chose VeloCloud because VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN provided the best quality video and voice network connectivity as Mitani migrated its internal networks from MPLS to the Internet.

Trend Micro Joins NEC and Netcracker to Deliver Carrier-Grade NFV Security

Using Deep packet inspection (DPI) for intrusion prevention, URL filtering and application control

Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today announced that it is joining forces with its long-standing channel partner NEC Corporation and NEC's affiliate Netcracker Technology, the providers of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) solutions, as well as business and operations support systems (BSS/OSS), to integrate NEC and Netcracker's management and orchestration capabilities with Trend Micro's Virtual Network Function Suite.

Making the OTT Threat Work for You

Instead of developing products or services to compete with OTT, operators need to focus on their core

By now, we all know that over-the-top (OTT) apps and companies pose a serious threat to the way Communications Service Providers (CSPs) have been doing business. Operators are steadily losing revenue to communication-over-IP (CoIP) trailblazers providing their services for end users (in most cases) free of charge, using conferencing and collaboration as the lead.

AXOS Sandbox from Calix Claims to Be First Software Defined Access (SDA) Environment

Expedites back office integration to enable faster innovation and new service introduction

PETALUMA, CA – January 25, 2017 – Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX), the world leader in Intelligent Access, today announced AXOS Sandbox, a virtual environment that dramatically improves the economics of new services introduction by eliminating the need for physical systems in service provider labs. With AXOS Sandbox, service providers can speed up service delivery by reducing the time needed for lab testing, BSS and OSS integration work, and software certification by deploying virtual instances of Calix AXOS systems.

Telcos Need an Over-The-Top Game Plan: What's Your Move?

The fast adoption of new OTT services has a double impact on mobile network operators

Over-the-top (OTT) players that offer innovative services are gaining ground. These players are constantly growing and adding more and more subscribers into their databases.
 
Telecommunication companies have seen the impact that OTT services have on their networks and services. Along the years, less people using text-messaging services available via mobile network operators to communicate; instead OTT messaging players, such as WhatsApp, Skype and Viber (among many others), are replacing them.
 

VeloCloud Reports Significant Service Provider Wins and Large Customer Deployments in 2016

Vendor Grows Number of Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN Sites to 50,000, Including the World's Largest SD-WAN Wins

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 10, 2017 – VeloCloud™ Networks, Inc., the Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN™ company, today announced a record year for 2016 which saw sales climb 8X over the previous record year, sites deployed swell to 50,000, and total customer wins reach 600. The company also expanded to 130 registered channel partners around the world in 2016, increased its workforce by more than 50 percent, and secured the world's two largest SD-WAN wins.

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