Greetings and Happy New Year. Back from my brief holiday break and ready to work, it’s time once again for me to look through my industry periscope in search of what’s on the horizon in 2016. Here are my predictions for the year ahead: Continue Reading
The rise in global Internet traffic is stressing broadband networks. In this environment, communication service providers (CSPs) need to manage their high-speed data platforms and businesses even more than before.
Based on a survey of Incognito Software Systems operators, the average monthly household data consumption in North America is Continue Reading
Cable providers are facing challenging times — and there’s no quick fix in sight. The surging popularity of over-the-top (OTT) content is one of the biggest sources of additional bandwidth, with Netflix now accounting for more than one third of all downstream Internet traffic during peak hours in North America. It’s no wonder, then, that bottlenecks form during evening hours and deteriorate service quality.
As Internet connection continues on a steady path of becoming a ubiquitous commodity in mature markets, we saw an eruption of big data tracking and analysis software in 2014. But what are operators going to do with all this new information? And how can they turn data into revenue? Continue Reading
By now, we’ve all heard this term and we all want to buy some. However, Big Data is not a product, it’s a new way of doing things — you might even say it’s a new philosophy. Slowly, it’s changing the way any business operates, including service providers. Continue Reading
In Q2 2013, we conducted a survey to find out how service providers view the popularity of the over-the-top services, what the top contributor to bandwidth is, and what strategies they are deploying to tackle the increase in bandwidth usage.
Read on to see some of the highlights.
The ultimate goal of any service management solution should be to provide a strategy that you can use now and well into the future. So what are the ingredients for a successful solution? An impressive array of features? Configurability? Scalability? Redundancy? I think the answer is all of the above and more. To keep things simple, I’ve narrowed down the top five features that you should consider when looking for a service activation solution. Continue Reading
Have you been naughty or nice this year? Whether you’ll be receiving gifts this Christmas, or playing the role of Santa, chances are the gift you get or receive will be some sort of electronic device with Internet connectivity. As always, you’ll see the usual suspects such as game consoles and smartphones under the Christmas tree, however other devices with Internet connectivity like smart weather stations, cameras that can upload to the web, media players, and kitchen appliances are also gaining popularity. Continue Reading