Posts about Synchronous Ethernet

Multiple-system operators (MSOs) are continuously pushing the limits of their cable infrastructure. Fiber is being extended closer to the end customer in an effort to increase per-user capacity by reducing the number of active nodes in the coaxial network and limiting resource sharing on the coaxial cable ...
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Our lives need to be synchronized. We text, tweet, talk, watch and listen around the clock. And, it’s all because we want to be in sync. We like to think we’re sharing data, but consider for a moment the content of our messages. “Having coffee in Starbucks.” “Eating ice cream.” Or, we send a selfie and no text is necessary. I believe these messages are sent not for their data content but because of our need for synchronization ...

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In an ideal world, installing a new radio base station (RBS) is simple. You power it up, connect it through a backhaul network to the mobile core, and you’re done. You’ve increased both the coverage and capacity of your mobile network. But in the real world things tend to go a little differently. When you install the RBS, you discover there’s no backhaul connectivity provisioned yet. Another site visit and several days later, and you’ve hopefully managed to connect your base station to the mobile core. It’s at that point that you find out that, for some unknown reason, they won’t talk to each other. Okay, your team will get this sorted on their next site visit. This finally gets it operational but, over the next few days, you discover performance is not as expected. This is a tricky one and it takes some time before the field services team eventually recognizes that there’s an issue with network synchronization. And I’m sure you’ll hear stories from field service guys with even more complications, additional levels of problems and all the related cost. Think about the waste and frustration it creates ...
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Here's my my fifth Real CTO conversation. This one's with Jason Koenders of Integra. Prayson: Jason, I appreciate you joining me today and if you could, just start off talking a little about your company and its role in the whole NFV transformation. Jason: Integra's role is to best use both new and existing technologies for the benefit of our customers, shareholders and employees. We've been watching the discussion and development that is taking place with SDN and NFV for the last three or so years and the many contributors that have been involved throughout the industry ...
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With the announcement of Google’s Nexus One today, another Smartphone joins the ranks. Most people are familiar with the explosion in mobile bandwidth consumption, being primarily caused by the rapid adoption of the latest generation of PDA's. Whether the iPhone, Blackberry, Pre, Nexus One, etc, PDA applications are consuming precious mobile spectrum previously reserved for phone calls. There is a widely held belief that this is a short term problem caused by bandwidth providers being caught off guard, and they will eventually catch up to demand. However, I'm not so sure that this problem is going away, and it might actually get much worse before it gets better.
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