It’s almost time for the biggest telecom, media, and technology event of the year — the 2016 Broadband World Forum in London from October 18-20.
Not too sure what to expect from BBWF 2016? Read on to learn about the biggest broadband event of the year — and discover what to see, do, eat, and drink in London! Continue Reading
In the Great SDN Expectations blog, the first in a series discussing the technologies of the future service network, we introduced the basic constructs of what Software Defined Networks mean to the platforms at the heart of the Communication Service Provider (CSP) network today. SDN itself represents a deconstructed view of current switching and routing architectures providing the abstractions of control from dataplane. With this newfound control, the industry is leveraging multiple virtualization strategies to build out public, private, and hybrid cloud architectures, delivering multiple new application services to the market. Continue Reading
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
Isn’t it incredible how quickly time seems to pass us by? With each passing year, the excitement circulating within the broadband industry seems to grow exponentially. This excitement has a wonderful way of invigorating change and inspiring the many different players within the communications space: from telco and cable providers, to leading industry organizations, to software solution providers that constantly shift the communications landscape with next-gen technology. Continue Reading
Buyer behaviors are constantly changing, and there is no doubt that the broadband world is molding itself to meet the demands of the smart customers that we have all become. And because of the new way consumers make everyday buying decisions, as one opportunity dies for the industry, a new opportunity surfaces.
This year’s Broadband World Forum (BBWF) did an amazing job coordinating different workshops with attractive topics to not just operators, but innovators, investors, and government regulators. Not to mention the fact that the attendees were open-minded, learning the new changes broadband leaders are working on and measuring how these innovations could be adopted into their own networks. At Incognito, we are helping lead the innovation of virtualization, bringing background and experience creating virtual software solutions for a global customer base. Continue Reading
Communication service providers around the world are about to embark on an epic journey. A journey which has the potential to be a major game changer for hardware and software vendors alike. The simple concept of decoupling software from hardware, referred to as network functions virtualization (NFV), promises to improve an operator’s ability to differentiate themselves from the competition by moving network functions from dedicated appliances to generic commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) servers. This ability provides a wealth of benefits including service agility, cost reduction, and improved subscriber insight, all with vendor freedom on a future-proofed platform. Continue Reading
In my last blog, we explored the advantages of virtualizing network and gateway functions to reduce CAPEX and OPEX using virtual customer premises equipment (vCPE). But this raised a new question: Should service providers virtualize the entire network and gateway, or is it better to adopt a hybrid approach? Additionally, how long should you wait to transition to a virtual approach? Continue Reading
As the industry focuses on improving service offerings for today’s discerning customers, service providers have been turning to the industry community to offer technological solutions that address the problem of shrinking ARPU and increasing OPEX and CAPEX demands. Continue Reading
This week, we held the fifth edition of our user conference, Incognito Community Exchange (ICE) in Las Vegas. ICE is where we showcase what we’re doing at Incognito to help our customers succeed with their operations. ICE is where we get industry leaders together to share their wealth of expertise. ICE is where we help our customers eke out an extra drop from their Incognito investments. ICE is where we get to listen to and learn from our users firsthand. Continue Reading
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. Continue Reading