Fiber is a great medium for connecting customers to communication networks. It’s transparent with low attenuation, huge bandwidth and signal distortions are minimal. You know all this. But many service provider don’t translate those characteristics into economic benefit, preferring to stick with a design practice inherited from copper-based networks. There is room for improvement ...
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For communication service providers (CSPs) and cloud operators, being able to access a huge range of support software is one of the key benefits of network functions virtualization (NFV). Software packages, such as Open vSwitch, OpenStack, KVM and Linux, give cloud operators and CSPs a foundation on which to create new services based on virtual network functions (VNFs) ...
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Network functions virtualization (NFV) brings the benefits of the cloud to telco operators. One of those benefits is the wide array of support software, including Linux, KVM, OpenStack and Open vSwitch (OVS). These software packages provide a base of well-known functionality upon which operators can build innovative new virtualized services. There are two limitations of this environment: OVS’ packet forwarding performance and its networking capabilities ...
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With the potential for exponentially more capacity, lower latency, increased reliability and availability, 5G holds the promise of ubiquitous connectivity, converging both fixed and wireless access technologies as well as licensed and unlicensed spectrum.  With these lofty goals, the vision of a fully mobile and connected society offering services and capabilities far beyond today’s mobile networks may become a reality ...
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I first coined the term The Lawnmower Man Effect (LME) in my book The Handbook of Personal Area Networking Technologies and Protocols for Cambridge University Press back in 2013. It’s a term that classifies the ability afforded to a new generation of consumers who seek connectivity with anything, at anytime and anywhere. I derived it from the 1992 movie, The Lawnmower Man, starring Pierce Brosnan as the scientist conducting numerous experiments on his simpleton gardener (played by Jeff Fahey) in an attempt to dramatically increase his intelligence ...
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