Anyone living in Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, New York or London knows that a car commute can be anything but fast and easy. Now imagine adding more on-ramps to the major freeways in those cities without adding more lanes or widening them. Pretty simple to see that would result in major congestion. So, if 5G radios are like freeways, the forthcoming bandwidth increase is kind of like that nightmarish traffic scenario. As service providers operating these “freeways” continue migrating to and accommodating 5G, they must take into consideration the impact its expanded capabilities will across the entire network. Let’s delve into how service providers can match the speed of their access networks with their underlying transport network to deliver on the 5G promise.
These days, “SD-WAN” is quite the buzzword in enterprise networking and it often seems like every company has an SD-WAN offering. However, confusion remains around what SD-WAN really is, how it works and the benefits that it presents to enterprises today.
In a world where cyber attacks are proliferating by the day, smart city technologies have the potential to deliver increased security and transform communities, particularly in rural and developing areas. We recently surveyed 12,000 people from six countries across Europe and the Middle East to learn how their communities are using information technology as a catalyst for transforming life and work across various environments and use cases today. Our research highlights three key observations, outlined below:
As rapidly growing cloud applications transcend multiple networks to reach end users - from DCs to backbones to metros, even the public Internet, cloud like service agility and service ubiquity have become key business imperatives for all networks.
Introducing compelling services--and driving technical advancements to deliver those services--is a way of life in the telecom and networking world. Over the past 20 years alone, the networking industry has launched many exciting services, such as IPTV, Video on Demand, IMS voice and video telephony, 4G services and of course, cloud based applications like Netflix and WhatsApp.
Imagine for a second that you’re operating an industrial plant. Giant machinery enveloped by metal pipes and thickets of wire that hums along while steam billows from above. All of a sudden, it all comes to a screetching halt.
What’s the problem? How long until it’s fixed? Without visibility into the status of each critical component of your operation, it’s going to be a very long process tyring to get everything back online. Wouldn’t it be great if you had an all-seeing eye and an automatic way of resolving these issues, many before they ever happen?