Posts about Service Providers

For this post I met up with DartPoints CTO Satya Baddipudi to discuss where best to locate virtual functions, when NFV will hit the mainstream and how a software approach to service chaining can replace the “conga line” of devices. Prayson: Satya, could you start off by telling me a little about your company's role in the NFV transformation? Satya: At DartPoints we had been taking a cautiously optimistic view of the NFV technology, and now we’re moving to be one of the early adopters. Most of our deployments are greenfield, which is a little different from the other ISPs and CSPs. This enables us to be receptive to new technologies and innovations, wherever it ...
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There’s a lot of talk and plenty of noise related to NFV in the telecom industry. It’s a time of market transformation with many executives and marketeers making claims for how their companies are doing NFV better than others, or how they are ahead of the competition in one or more ways. I think we are missing an important voice: The CTOs. I am talking with my peers from service providers and suppliers to get a sense of what is real. I will be sharing these conversations in a series called The Real CTOs of NFV. The title is fun but the intent is serious. Following is my first Real CTO conversation with Martin Taylor of Metaswitch ...

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Over the weekend I spent a little time digging into O2's plans to offer a free citywide WiFi blanket across London. As any regular readers of the blog will know, I'm a huge supporter of WiFi blankets. In 2011 we saw some encouraging signs that rollouts were starting to grow in size and frequency. New York had a number of interesting projects deployed and some European cities also moved forward with rollouts in parks and other public places.
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Another year, another Light Reading Ethernet Expo Americas. This show is the premier event covering the hot topic of Carrier Ethernet network technologies and services in the Americas. It was a must-attend Carrier Ethernet networking event also this year, where dozens of experts from the service provider, supplier and analyst community met in New York City.
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