The 4 Major Drivers for Investment in NFV

Communication Service Providers (CSPs) have been driving the industry to develop agile solutions that abstract physical hardware from their solution platforms. With this technology, they hope to commoditize service functions to increase service agility and reduce the capital required to achieve better and more efficient service.

First Impressions at Broadband World Forum

First times are always fun. Mixed with the expectations and unknowns, there is no experience as exhilarating as having the chance to learn something new – which is, I guess, one of the reasons why I have always been drawn to technology and engineering in general.

The Next Big Thing

You have to admit that you’ve got at least one thing in mind when going to an industry trade show. You want to find out what’s happening out there and what’s cool. You wonder: “What’s The Next Big Thing?”

Is Network Virtualization Right for You?

Network Function Virtualization (NFV) is gaining momentum throughout the cable industry, but the long-term implications of this trend are yet to be seen. Though modern physical infrastructure equivalents are currently the most efficient way of provisioning and optimizing singular services, these hardware-based environments lack opportunities for service providers to customize their networks and address the … Continue reading “Is Network Virtualization Right for You?”

Virtualizing the Cable Network

Virtualization was a key topic at the recent CableLabs Winter Conference and is one that isn’t likely to go away soon. It seems that everyone is interested in seeing whether cloud-based solutions will work, both hypothetically and in practice. This includes CMTS units, cable modems, and services.

By Stephane Bourque on March 25, 2014

CableLabs and the Cloud

CableLabs Winter Conference — one of the cable industry’s biggest events in North America — is over for another year. While a number of topics dominated the event, this year the biggest eye-opener for me was the prevalence of “the cloud” in vendor discussions. 

2013: Year in Review

At the beginning of this year I outlined what I saw as the top three issues for 2013: TR-069, bandwidth monitoring, and changes to the CMTS platform. So, was I on the money?

Broadband World Forum and the Connected Home

We’ve just wrapped up Incognito’s fourth year of participation in the Broadband World Forum (BBWF) in Amsterdam. BBWF is the world’s largest broadband event, attracting thousands of decision makers from around the globe.

The Future of Software-defined Networks

Originally published in Billing & OSS World  Software-defined networking (SDN) is a term that’s gaining traction in the tech world, and with good reason — it’s essentially a whole new way to define router operations on your network. SDN puts control into the hands of network engineers and administrators by letting them respond to changing … Continue reading “The Future of Software-defined Networks”

By Stephane Bourque on October 15, 2013