About Ulrich Kohn

As Director of Technical Marketing, Ulrich Kohn translates market requirements into highly competitive solutions based on ADVA Optical Networking products. With global experience in communication systems for Fixed & Mobile as well as enterprises and governments, Ulrich is familiar with the challenges and pain points of today’s networks and is able to show how the latest technology provides answers and an economic, future-proof path forward.

You are probably familiar with network functions virtualization (NFV) and its virtual network functions (VNFs) as a means to provide software replacement of dedicated hardware aka physical network functions (PNF). The ETSI NFV ISG has formally described the NFV architecture and its use cases, highlighting the agility and flexibility of software ...
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Unsecure edge devices are challenging our economies and our societies. We have experienced major hacking attacks on edge devices such as cameras and DSL routers. Both attacks targeted thousands of servers at the network edge by building a botnet for the orchestration of unprecedented denial of service attacks ...
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I’m a pretty tall person and a strong non-believer in the one-size-fits-all paradigm. That’s because it’s a compromise and compromises don’t tend to look good, feel good or work well. While it might serve the industry to increase the addressable market with a single product, the user usually doesn’t benefit so much ...

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Imagine steering a car at night through a gloomy forest with all the headlights switched off. Surely, it won’t be long before the inevitable happens and you wind up in a ditch. Now, picture yourself switching on the lights just in time to see a tree and swerve out of its path. It sounds like an unrealistic scenario yet it’s remarkably similar to a service provider operating without proactive fiber monitoring ...
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