Today’s rapidly evolving mobile networks and backhaul technologies make cell site synchronization a greater challenge than ever before. 4.5G and 5G applications demand new levels of frequency and phase accuracy. Outside of telecommunications, timing technologies are now equally important. From data center interconnectivity to vital government defense networks, phenomenally precise synchronization is essential across all industries ...

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Our upgraded Ensemble NFV suite hit the market last week. It includes several key enhancements focused on enabling service providers to roll out software-based, cloud-native solutions at scale. The new release is based on our wealth of virtualization experience that comes from overcoming issues and bringing the benefits of NFV to live service provider and enterprise networks over the last three years ...

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In the first part of my interview with Jörg-Peter Elbers, SVP of advanced technology at ADVA, we discussed quantum-safe communication and what it means for the future of networking security. In the second part, we look at implementation strategies for post-quantum cryptography and quantum key distribution. Here’s an edited transcript of our conversation ...

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I see many new cars nowadays advertised with connectivity in mind, typically enabled with a smartphone, and this is what brings me to this month’s column. I currently own a 10(or so)-year-old car, which does have a fairly moderate amount of great technology within it – I know this solely because when it goes wrong, it’s expensive to fix! Anyway, the integrated GPS navigation system, for example, is quite tired and dated and so relies upon up-to-date DVDs to offer me accurate navigation through streets, motorways and whatnot ...

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Posted by Teresa Mastrangelo on September 05, 2018

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The ITU recently announced the formation of Focus Group Network 2030 (FG NET-2030) with the goal to study the requirements for networks beyond 5G. Targeting the year 2030 as the timeframe when forward-looking scenarios such as holographic type communications, volumetric video and haptic applications will be commonplace, this new focus group hopes to answer the question: What will this network architecture look like and what are the enabling mechanisms to enable these scenarios?

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