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The Wired Operator in a Wireless World, Part 1: Subscriber-Aware Network Intelligence

Subscriber-Aware Network Intelligence

Converged access networks are becoming the norm for today’s communication service provider (CSP), as the traditional wireline and fiber operators look to support the changing needs of their customers in an increasingly wireless world. What does a converged network look like for the subscriber when it includes a transparent layer offering seamless handoff between wireless and wired access? How does the CSP provide that seamless world between the wireless access within the home and abroad?

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Your Guide to Mobile World Congress 2017

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Heading to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress?

MWC is the premier mobile industry trade show of the year, with last year’s event surpassing a record 100,000 visitors from more than 200 countries.

This year, you can expect more than 2,200 companies to showcase cutting-edge technology and services in Barcelona from February 27 to March 2.  

Don’t forget to visit Incognito at Hall 7, Booth #H41 to discover how you can achieve lower OPEX and streamline wireless device management.

Read on to learn about the biggest mobile broadband event on the communications industry calendar — and discover what to see, do, eat, and drink in Barcelona!

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Where’s my WiFi, Dad?

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Kids have everything these days. Ok, maybe not everything, but they have a lot more than I ever had growing up. That’s generally how it goes from generation to generation. The next generation benefits from the progress of the previous generation.

I laughed when my son sardonically exclaimed, “where’s my wifi, dad?” but it also hit a nerve. He was joking but it got me thinking, maybe I need to ensure that he appreciates all these free services that I’m paying for.

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Kill the Spreadsheets! Automate VPN IP Assignments and Tracking over MPLS/VRF and vLAN

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Advancements in virtual private networking have extended system capabilities for service providers. Providers can divide LANs into multiple discrete segments using either Virtual Local Area Networks (vLANs), leverage Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) or Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF) to host Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) that support service operations over multiple instances.

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“To Geo or Not to Geo…”?

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I’m often asked by operators whether georedundancy is a necessary requirement for provisioning systems. While I’d like to be able to give a clear yes or no answer, the reality is a little more complicated.

Georedundancy refers to the physical separation of data centers between geographic locations. The argument for georedundancy is that it provides resiliency against catastrophic events and natural disasters, such as fires, tornadoes, or other situations that might cause you to lose a data center for a period of time. By physically separating your servers in geographically diverse data centers, you can be sure to have one location up and running, even if the other one fails.

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Zero-Touch Provisioning… Really?

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Zero-touch provisioning (ZTP) — whatever does that mean?

Of course, it is another marketing term. I think the term “closer to zero touch provisioning” is probably a better term but CTZTP, as opposed to ZTP, is a bit more of a mouthful.

Whenever I hear terms that I’m not familiar with, I get struck by a bolt of curiosity. What is this new and shiny term that has just appeared as if from nowhere?

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What’s En Route for 2017?

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The first fiscal quarter is a crucial time for any business executive. This is the time when meetings are held and strategies are set into motion, helping to shape the trends of the year ahead.

As the telecom industry continues to speed past an exhilarating 2016, it’s time to look at the new year. Here are my top three predictions for 2017:

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Broadband Service Trends – A Year In Review

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2016 has been a dynamic year for network service providers. We’ve compiled a number of articles regarding the current state and future outlook of broadband service innovation. Let us know what you think of 2016 and what you are thinking about for service innovation in 2017.

Learn more about how Active Broadband can enable service innovation with policy and charging control at http://www.incognito.com/products/active-broadband/.

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Are Lawful Intercept Requests Keeping You Up at Night?

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It’s a familiar scenario that every service provider is likely to face: legal authorities request IP usage records and information about the subscribers associated with those IPs to fulfil lawful intercept or copyright infringement violations. Given the sensitive nature of these requests, it is vital that the information you provide is completely accurate. Can you make that guarantee?

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