Posts about Vendor Lock-In

Disaggregation, open networking and SDN control have become key themes when discussing the future of optical networks at industry events. All of these interrelated topics were certainly popular at this year’s Big Communications Event in Austin, Texas, where I joined Axel Clauberg of Deutsche Telekom and Huawei’s Sean Long for a panel debate titled Optical Networks in the New Age of “Open” ...
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What’s the main thing that prevents communication service providers (CSPs) from responding to customer needs in a fast and flexible way? Single-vendor network solutions based on proprietary technology too often create barriers that hinder CSPs and stop them tapping into new revenue streams. Convincing their single supplier to develop new features is usually a CSP’s first step in a time- and resource-intensive service innovation effort. In a highly competitive ...
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