Tag Archives: Network

Virtualization needs open source! (And here’s why)

There’s little debate in our industry that network virtualization (NFV/SDN) is the way forward for telecoms’ infrastructure. So why are adoption rates of NFV/SDN architectures still low? That’s because two critical elements for realizing its benefits have been missing: a standardized way of automating NFV/SDN infrastructure (as opposed to a plethora of different solutions), and a more viable way of rolling out virtualization technology. Amdocs has long recognised this challenge and has been actively contributing through organisations like the TM Forum to find solutions. ONAP provides the answer to both. Its introduction of an open-source approach into telecommunications – an […]  More >>

The Battle for Value-Added Services

As providers of connectivity, service providers should be well positioned to sell high-value digital services to enterprises and small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). But a lack of service agility caused by complex processes and lengthy service introduction cycles makes it difficult for them to do battle with over-the-top (OTT) players in the arena of services offerings and customer experience. Enterprises and SMBs are looking for choice and want access to the cloud solutions marketplace. But this access needs to be secure, reliable and easy. The simplest way for an IT manager to handle this is via a single, trusted vendor […]  More >>

Addressing the challenges of app-aware networks

Guest post from Dean Bubley, independent analyst, Disruptive Analysis. Much of the current discussion in the network industry concerns topics such as virtualisation, new approaches to monetising data traffic, or the shifting balance-of-power between application providers and infrastructure owners. Despite the furore around Net Neutrality, there continues to be a desire to treat Internet traffic differentially, as well as creating other new non-Internet capabilities in the network, perhaps specific to IoT connectivity or on-net content services. Although innovations like SDN (software-defined networks) and NFV (network function virtualisation) are often now associated with “network slicing” and “application-awareness”, those general concepts have already […]  More >>

Getting up to speed with Amdocs Resource Manager

Faster, smarter inventory tasks with Amdocs CES 9.3! With mounting pressure to reduce network design time and costs in the face of rapidly growing demand for more capacity, service providers are looking for new ways to improve network operations productivity. And what better place to start than speeding up long and repetitive network inventory design tasks? As part of Amdocs CES 9.3, we are introducing two major enhancements to Resource Manager: the new Amdocs Inventory Workflow Manager and major updates to Amdocs Network Navigator. Amdocs Inventory Workflow Manager Typical inventory management activities, such as network design-assign, often require a lengthy […]  More >>

Amdocs Network Solutions Yield Management – a new way to think about coverage

Amdocs Network Solutions CTO office develops new use cases that leverage Amdocs’ unique differentiation, bringing together customer value and IP packet forwarding across access, backhaul and core networks. Meir Levy offers a new way of thinking about the allocation of bandwidth, capacity and access.  More >>

When should my network go live with SON?

Service providers are working hard to determine when to switch their network over to an automated self-optimizing network. For Tanya White, the decision comes down to three considerations: Business readiness, technical readiness and cultural readiness.  More >>

Making SON Customer-Centric

SON technology is an indispensable tool for operators to plan, manage, and optimize their mobile networks. It determines when and where data is being used the most, so that operators can allocate resources accordingly in a smart, strategic manner. But SON is not just about smarter use of data. It is also about the ability to immediately boost network capacity by 10 to 15 percent, which means more responsive apps, simply due to more efficient use of the network. And on 3G networks that have been optimized through the deployment of SON, subscribers are experiencing as much as 20% fewer dropped calls.   More >>

Self-optimizing networks, the starting point not the destination

Self-optimizing mobile networks are already here and have been deployed by a number of forward looking operators. Subscribers’ insatiable appetite to consume vast amounts of online content means the demand for bandwidth will only continue to grow. To ensure that consumer demand and expectations are met, the next evolutionary step will be for fully automated self-managed networks.   More >>

Radio access networks, the true home of customer experience management

With the widespread introduction of self-optimizing network (SON) features within the radio access network (RAN), customer experience measurements are rapidly shifting toward the more relevant metric of active customer experience improvement. Operators who have implemented SON, and especially centralized SON (C-SON), have seen impressive gains in their network performance resulting in enriched customer experiences. They have seen greater than 15 percent improvement in capacity utilization and over 20 percent improvement in dropped call rate, typically within a few hours or days after SON installation.  More >>

The explosive rise of self-optimizing networks

The network has moved to the heart of the customer experience. Self-optimizing networks are growing explosively, due to their strong and valuable set of benefits that are almost instantly measurable in live deployments.  More >>