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RFC1925 - Rule 12

Reaching Perfection The last of the 12 truths of networking has a long history in the IETF, particularly in relation to ...

Looking back at 5G (and Gigabit connectivity)?

Up to now I have resisted talking about Covid-19 and the impact it is having and will have on telecommunications industr...

Next-gen Transport for MSOs: From Cable to Cloud

Cable networks need to satisfy increased bandwidth demand and connection quality requirements to support upcoming two-wa...

Photons enabling Electrons

What Power Utilities should expect from their Optical Network If electrical power generation and transmission is the hea...

RFC1925 - Rule 11

Everything that has been invented This month we are looking at a humorous rule that also turns out to be one of the prim...

Rise of the UTelco?

Utilities and transport infrastructure companies are ideally placed to bridge the digital divide Around the world we are...

How to Respond Rapidly to L1 Business Service Requests

Layer 1 business services – like 1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet and Fiber Channel – provide connectivity among corporate loca...

Part 2: MSO Opportunities and Challenges

Tomorrow’s Cable Operator: Goodbye Entertainment? How will cable operators compete three years from now? What new servic...

Smart Cities & Urban Environments - Part 2

Smart Cities & Urban Environments: Street Lighting & Furniture This is the second blog post in a series on “Smart Cities...

The real network challenge is capability – not capacity.

Over the years, the capacity of our fixed network connections has grown exponentially – from a typical 4K dial-up modem ...

uCPE – What's Next?

2020 is still expected to be the year when universal CPE (uCPE) deployments move well beyond the early adopters. Several...

RFC1925 - Rule 10

One size never fits all You might have seen, in the recent pandemic, advertisements for masks where “one size fits all.”...

Can packet change its spots?

Why we need to evolve to deterministic, low latency packet In my previous blog I discussed how packet enabled services a...

Internet Beyond Best Effort

In my blog last month, Internet Bent not Broken, I discussed how the Internet uses a “best effort” weighted fair queuing...

Part 1: MSO Opportunities and Challenges

COVID-19 is An Opportunity for MSOs to Showcase New Era Leadership Consumers will emerge from this pandemic with new dig...

Smart Cities & Urban Environments - Part 1

Public Safety This is the first blog post in a series on “Smart Cities and Urban Environments” and the implications for ...

uCPE – Completing the Solution

Universal CPE (uCPE) solutions require software technology developed to implement software defined networking (SDN) and ...

RFC Rule 9a (Part 11)

Every networking problem always takes longer to solve than it seems like it should (RFC1925, Rule 11) Everyone is aware ...

Power of the packet

How packet became king Our society is now totally dependent on packet communications.  Even before COVID-19 our society ...

Internet Bent not Broken

Built for resilience “Those that can bend with the wind will weather the storm” (unattributed) It is no surprise that so...

Dynamic Pricing Not for Telcos?

Right now, I’d pay for better than 'best effort' wouldn't you? Today, as the world lives in a virus-inspired lockdown an...

TelcoFuturism - Part 7

Robotics This is the seventh blog post in a series on “TelcoFuturism” – which focuses on the intersection points between...

uCPE – What’s in the box?

Universal CPE (uCPE) is a flexible solution that can support all the network connections and functions an enterprise wil...

Thinking About Split Tunneling

Is split tunneling right now that everyone is working from home? With the massive move to working from home—a trend that...

Should we have known?

2 weeks in to COVID-19 working from home regimen So about 2 weeks ago, the government here decided we need some new prot...

Commercial Availability of 800G in a Single Wavelength

Are Two Carriers Better than One? The world of optical networking transmission solutions divides into two main camps: po...

Modernized Communications Needed for a Smooth Evolution to ‘Smart’!

In my previous blogs in this series I discussed what smart networks are and the benefits they can bring. I then moved on...

Why the Time Has Come for uCPE

Why communications services providers and enterprises should invest in uCPE-based services Universal CPE (uCPE) is a sol...

TelcoFuturism - Part 6

Pandemics This is the sixth blog post in a series on “TelcoFuturism” – which focuses on the intersection points between ...

Making Everything Smart May not be so Smart

Strategic industries are under pressure to support new services, reduce their carbon footprint, meet new regulations, im...

RFC Series (Part 10)

Whatever it is, you need more (RFC1925, Rule 9) There is never enough. Whatever you name in the world of networking, the...

Will Packet Rule Forever?

Musings on the Evolution of Telecom Networks Try this experiment. Call your friend on WhatsApp Voice when they are sitti...

The Case for Optimized Multi-layer Networks

And a big thanks to Cisco & DT for providing the proof points! The IP-over-DWDM versus ‘optimized multi-layer transport’...

TelcoFuturism - Part 5 Satellites

Satellite Technology This is the fifth blog post in a series on “TelcoFuturism” – which focuses on the intersection poin...

Show and Utelco

Is it time for ambitious utilities to play their hand? In our last blog, we looked at the power and potential of 5G to ‘...

Delivering on the Promise of Open RAN

Open RAN promises many things; disaggregation, virtualization, a wider ecosystem, less reliance on a small number of sup...

Time to Get in the 5G Game?

2020 is going to be an important year for 5G. A year in which we hope to see additional 5G use cases emerge to spark the...

RFC Series (Part 9)

It’s More Complicated than You Think (RFC1925, Rule 9) It is not unusual in the life of a network engineer to go entire ...

IP-over-DWDM’s Fatal Flaw

Last June I wrote a blog about how we might be on the verge, finally, of the IP-over-DWDM era. I say finally, because al...

Is the World Really Becoming Smarter?

“Smart” seems to be the ‘buzz word’ for strategic industries operating in Energy, Utilities, and Transportation. We are ...

TelcoFuturism - Part 4

Connected & Autonomous Vehicles This is the fourth blog post in a series on “TelcoFuturism” – looking at the points of i...

Slicker, Smarter Cities

How DSOs and other utilities companies could profit from the cities of the future In our last blog, I explored how havin...

Carving Up the 5G RAN

The migration to 5G is critical for carriers who are also moving towards cloud RANs and wanting, where possible, to move...

RFC Series (Part 8)

It is Always Something (RFC1925, Rule 7) While those working in the network engineering world are quite familiar with th...

Invaluable and Evolving Network Analytics

Network analytics is the process of gathering and analyzing information about what is occurring in the network to guide ...

TelcoFuturism - Part 3

Quantum Technology This is the third blog post in a series on “TelcoFuturism” – which focuses on the intersection points...

RFC Series (Part 7)

You Can Always Add Another Layer of Indirection (RFC1925, Rule 6a) Many within the network engineering community have he...

5G Changes the Game

5G is rolling out faster than previous wireless generations and will have a much bigger impact on telecoms infrastructur...

The People Behind the Tech @ ECI (Part 8)

Rotem Cohen – Director of System Architecture This week I had the opportunity to speak with Rotem Cohen, our director of...

Network Slicing – It’s Not Just About 5G

While the term “network slicing” typically brings up an association with 5G technology and services, they are not direct...

India Mobile Congress 2019

A fusion of many worlds Recently I had the privilege to travel to India and speak at India Mobile Congress (IMC). This w...

One (Technology) Ring to Rule Them All

Could a single 5G network dramatically improve your internal systems? In my last blog, I discussed the inevitable (futur...

TelcoFuturism - Part 2

Urbanization, Smart Cities & Telecoms This is the second blog post in a series on “TelcoFuturism” – which focuses on the...

RFC Series (Part 6)

It is Easier to Move a Problem than Solve it (RFC1925, Rule 6) Early on in my career as a network engineer, I learned th...

Opening Up 5G RAN Development

Behind the headline grabbing transition from 4G to 5G wireless networks there is a significant shift in the radio access...

The People Behind the Tech @ ECI (Part 7)

Gabriel Quiroga – Head of Channel Sales LATAM This week I had the opportunity to talk to one of the nicest guys on our s...

Ready Or Not, Here Comes 5G

Why it’s better for utilities to embrace and not eschew 5G While the rise of technology has permeated almost every corne...

Next Generation Defense Communications Network

Taking defense communications to the next level In early September, I visited the Defense and Security Equipment Interna...

Unleashing 5G Services with a Dynamic Transport Network

You are in a field, playing 5G AR/VR laser tag with your friends. Instead of an open featureless field (that you can sti...

TelcoFuturism - Part 1

Drones This is the first blog post in a series on “TelcoFuturism” – which focuses on the intersection points between the...

RFC Series (Part 5)

Agglutinating Problems Considered Harmful (RFC2915, Rule 5) In the networking world, many equate simplicity with the few...

Ring vs Mesh Design and Elastic Networks

Network design is not a simple process, unless of course you have only 2 -3 nodes😃. There are a variety of design optio...

The People Behind the Tech @ ECI (Part 6)

Sreekumar Nair – Head of Operations and Services for India and SAARC This week I had the opportunity to interview one of...

Modernizing Oil, Gas and Water ICT Infrastructures

Today, digital transformation is affecting every industry. In the oil, gas and water sectors digitalization is required ...

The Telecoms Bandwidth Engine - Part 3

But is this change for the positive or negative? In my previous blogs in this series I explained how advances in packet ...

Network Planning Ready for a Starring Role

In the classic movie, The Graduate (1967), the protagonist is advised on career choices, “In one word - plastics.” If yo...

5G Business Case Revisited

Carriers around the world are slowly, but surely, rolling out 5G networks. To date, dozens have announced the availabili...

5G FWA: An Additional Opportunity for Fibre Wholesalers

New growth catalysed by 5G Today, fixed-wireless access (FWA) is used for perhaps 5-6% of household broadband connection...

RFC Series (Part 4)

Experience Has Shown That (RFC2915, Rule 4) The world of information technology is filled, often to overflowing, with th...

Smart Cities & Municipalities

The fit with 5G infrastructure An important new constituency in the future 5G and telecoms landscape is that of the loca...

Unlocking Growth Potential for Wholesalers

With a next generation transport for 5G 5G represents a huge business opportunity for operators able to offer wholesale ...

Alien Wavelengths to Shared Spectrum

Alien Wavelengths Alien wavelengths are commonplace today. Here a transponder pair from one optical system vendor connec...

RFC Series (Part 3)

The Dangers of Flying Pigs There are many times in networking history, and in the day-to-day operation of a network, whe...

Will 5G Be the Fork in the Road for the Transport Network?

The commoditization of the telecoms market meant that the launch of 5G was pretty much a given. Once the wheels were put...

Neutral Host Networks

The role of backhaul One of the most interesting telecom industry trends is the reinvention of "wholesale" telecom, in i...

The People Behind the Tech @ ECI (Part 5)

Ivan Bykov - 5G Solution Manager, Global Portfolio This week I met up with one of the more colorful characters at ECI, I...

Which Layer to Use?

The choice of where to place flexibility in a network has many dimensions.  Physically - should it be distributed or cen...

The Telecoms Bandwidth Engine - Part 2

The service evolution enabled by the telecoms bandwidth engine In my previous blog in the series, I explained how advanc...

How to Lay a Golden Egg

Opportunities for wholesalers and independent network operators to monetize their fiber investment The once-distant drea...

Fiber Optics is a Highway

We Will Analogize it All Day Long For musical accompaniment while reading, click here.

RFC Series (Part 2)

The Second Truth of Networking From time immemorial, humor has served to capture truth. This is no different in the worl...

Much Ado About Slicing

Who needs network slicing and why? To say much has been said and discussed about the 5G business case is an understateme...

The People Behind the Tech @ ECI (Part 4)

Roberth Gurnell – Technical Sales Nordics In this fourth post of the series, (click here to see the previous blog), I me...

The Telecoms Bandwidth Engine - Part 1

The evolution of the telecoms bandwidth engine We are at the beginning of a technological revolution that will change th...

Transport Hubs: The Wholesale Opportunity

Introduction Large transport hubs - such as airports, ports and railway marshalling yards – will have increasing future ...

Are We Finally Entering the IP-over-DWDM Era?

“Study the past if you would define the future.” ― Confucius In the beginning, system engineers created a single layer n...

RFC Series (Part 1)

The 12 Networking Truths From time immemorial, humor has served to capture truth. This is no different in the world of c...

The Best Thing Packet Networks Can Do

Imagine you had the choice between watching your favorite band at the local bar, or seeing a good ‘cover’ band playing s...

The People Behind the Tech @ ECI (Part 3)

Yaakov Berkovitch – Sr. Software Architect, Global Technology Division In this third post of the series, (click here to ...

Network Slicing

Something different or more of the same? These days it seems that every time we turn the news on, or look at a paper we ...

Rural Fibre Meets Mobile Backhaul

The rural broadband challenge Many countries have ambitious goals to connect rural-dwelling citizens outside the main ci...

SDH: Past, Present, Future

Synchronous Digital Hierarchy, it died years ago didn’t it?  No. This is not an attempt to resurrect a retired technolog...

Just in Time Margin

How We Will Build Future Optical Networks Many industries operate on the principle of “just-in-time inventory”. Car manu...

Technologies that Didn’t

Part 8 - Dial Banks In the early 1990’s, several large network equipment vendors sold equipment targeted at large scale ...

The People Behind the Tech @ ECI (Part 2)

Adi Fragman – Software Infrastructure Lead, Global Technology Division In this second post of the series, (click here to...

En garde!

How military networks can strike a defensive position There’s no disputing our ‘networked’ society has brought huge adva...

SD-WAN on uCPE

Inevitable or a passing trend? In the 1970s, there was a brief episode in the history of office automation dominated by ...

Highway Networks

New 5G & Wholesale Models Both roads and vehicles are becoming more connected. Cars’ and trucks’ systems need ever-great...

Protecting Against Stupid

It never ceases to amaze me how security unaware many people are.

Moore’s Law and Optical Fibre Bandwidth

A reality driven by industry expectations Moore’s law reflects how the number of transistors on a Silicon integrated chi...

Network Slicing Front and Center

Part 2 - Survey shows slicing and orchestration pertinent to success of 5G As mentioned in the previous blog in this ser...

Middleware

Straddling the legacy/next-gen divide In the 1980’s, the computing world faced a major problem. Many applications, inclu...

The People Behind the Tech @ ECI

Kobi Ben-Shmuel: Head of Business and Operations, Global Services Division We in the tech world are sometimes so consume...

A Dawn of the New Telecoms Era

Better known as an age without business models Here’s another of "those were the good, old days" stories... or perhaps I...

Value of a Distinct OTN Layer

Dying Breed or Alive and Kicking? The Optical Transport Network (OTN) architecture is now almost two decades old, and so...

Take Aways from MWC 2019

The rise of the robots MWC 2019 was billed as the year that 5G left the slides and started to hit the ground with real e...

5G Optimism Abates?

Part 1 - Survey shows operators are more realistic about 5G During the last part of 2018, ACG Research conducted an inde...

Technologies that Didn’t

Part 7 - x.400 mail system Have you ever decided you needed to contact someone in another area of the world, only to dis...

Where Does OTN Fit in an All-IP Network?

Orange Plans to Transition to an All-IP Network Those familiar with France’s Orange and their stated goal to transition ...

At Long Last – High Performance Contentionless ROADMs

Essential to successful fiber optic networking ROADMs (reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexers) have been essential...

Mobile vs. Fixed

The Yin and Yang of the telecoms revolution? We are on the brink of a new era of telecommunications driven by a rush to ...

A Brave New World

Expectations for a strong 2019 If you remember, at around this time last year, I came back from ECI’s annual sales kick-...

The Kubernetes Story

And why you should care Kubernetes is a powerful, open-source system that was developed by Google, for managing containe...

Technologies that Didn’t

Part 6: LDAP and the Global Directories One of the most important features of the Network Operating Systems, like Banyan...

What’s Next After Connectivity?

How to Drive ROI From Your Fibre Network Investments Across the world many network operators, fibre network wholesalers,...

FlexE in a Two Act Play – Act Two

Act Two Act Two, wherein OPTICAL TRANSPORT (OT) discusses with Ethernet Services (ES) how it can take advantage of Flexi...

Network Slicing

Can You Cut it? It’s hard to find any unused superlatives to describe the leap in connectivity, capacity, reliability, l...

5G Ushering in the API Economy

5G: Ushering in new business models A while ago, PwC published a white paper, titled ‘A Tale of Two Telcos’. This white ...

5G Slicing: Concepts, Architectures, and Challenges

Part 4: SDN and NFV Integration, Challenges and Possible Solutions After the first 3 blogs in this series, in this blog ...

Is the Industry Finally Reining in Their 5G Frenzy?

In Telecoms.com’s Annual Industry Survey 2018 of 1500 telecom executives, data reveals major hurdles ahead, as carriers ...

Four Bold Telecom Predictions for 2019 and Beyond

Traditionally once a year, I sit down and write one of these ‘prediction blogs’. However, I would not be doing my job if...

Technologies that Didn’t

ARCnet In the late 1980’s, I worked at a small value added reseller (VAR) around New York City. While we deployed a lot ...

Technologies that Didn’t

Part 4: Asynchronous Transfer Mode One of the common myths of the networking world is there were no “real” networks befo...

FlexE in a Two Act Play

Act One Act One, wherein Ethernet Services (ES) explains Flexible Ethernet to a totally clueless Optical Transport (OT),...

5G Slicing: Concepts, Architectures, and Challenges

Part 3: Architectures This is the third in my series of blogs where I try to lay down the basic tenants of 5G network sl...

5G is a Delicate Balance

Part 3: In the white box era, there’s still room for dedicated equipment Welcome back to my blog series: ‘5G is a delica...

A Tale of Many Cities

Cities Must Use Hi-Tech Communications to Compete The move to a global economy sees cities and regions all competing wit...

5G Slicing: Concepts, Architectures, and Challenges

Part 2: Network Slicing Concepts and Requirements In the previous blog in this series, I talked about the basic tenants ...

5G Slicing: Concepts, Architectures, and Challenges

Part 1: The beginning, what is slicing? 5G is expected to open up many new opportunities for service providers – of thes...

SDH and SONET – Is it time to turn the light off?

As we enter the 5G era, it is finally time to turn off those old TDM networks For well over a decade, IP has been the ub...

Technologies that Didn’t

Part 3: Network Operating Systems For those with a long memory—no, even longer than that—there were once things called N...

The Great Telco OTT Symbiosis

Do you remember learning about symbiosis in an early biology lesson? Although readers of this blog come from diverse bac...

On the Road to Agile Self-Organizing Networks

How will AI driven networks come to pass? Well they definitely will not be based on today’s static, manual networks. No ...

Do You have the Right Toolbox for 5G Mobile Transport Network Slicing?

What is Network Slicing? The mass deployment of 5G networks is coming and will bring with it the ability to support new ...

What Has Become of the Great ONOS vs ODL Battle

Debates in the SDN Controller Space Not too long ago, in all meetings with people close and less close to the matter the...

With Critical Infrastructure Security, Don’t Let Your Guard Down

Cybersecurity of critical energy infrastructure is a growing concern as the industry experiences a significant overhaul ...

Complication, Electrification, Modernization…

Metro rail systems are riper than ever for next-generation telecoms networks Access, information and surveillance system...

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Telco Transformation - Part 9

Scaling Considerations in Your Multi-Tenant Design In the last 2 blogs of this series, I discussed the different archite...

Rise of Lifecycle Automation Systems

I admit out at the outset that part of my agenda in writing this blog is to create and promote the acceptance of a new i...

Do We Already Need 6G?

Or if 5G is the answer to life, the universe and everything, do we need 6G to answer the questions it raises? 5G is bein...

Technologies that Didn’t

Part 2: The Open Systems Interconnect Suite (OSI Suite) As in every industry, the telecoms industry has its share of ups...

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Telco Transformation - Part 8

Choosing a Multi-Tenant Approach for You In my prior blog, I discussed the different SaaS Data architecture options avai...

5G: How Many Slices are Enough?

The success of 5G depends on the ability to support a diverse set of services with varied requirements for latency, band...

A (Messy) Tale of 5G Deployment

Drilling, banging, road closures: in recent weeks my usually calm block of Chicago neighborhood has been hit by the 5G b...

Intent-based RESTful APIs

Don’t sweat the details! Many networking systems vendors, including ECI, claim they support Intent-based RESTful APIs on...

Technologies That Didn’t

Part 1 - The Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI) RFC 1925, rule 11, reminds us that: “Every old idea will be propose...

Benefits of Not Being Completely Vertical

Additional thoughts coming out of NGON & DCI Europe By the title you might infer that I am referring to relaxing on the ...

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Telco Transformation - Part 7

Multi-Tenant Architectures Trust, or rather the lack of it, is the biggest inhibitor of the adoption of cloud-based serv...

Nice Notes – Take Aways from NGON & DCI Europe 2018

Part III: Sliced and Diced At the 20th anniversary NGON event this year, 5G and optical was a huge topic of discussion. ...

Why Utilities Need HD Video

Recently I have seen many articles on how the utilities need to modernize the operations technology (OT) that provides t...

The Future of Networks: Intent?

Or What Does Intent Based Networking Actually Mean? For this final post on the transformation of networking, it is time ...

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Telco Transformation - Part 6

Stateful Versus Stateless So in the previous blogs in this series we’ve talked about a variety of subjects, the first bl...

The Next Stop on the Metro Network? 5G Mobile

The future looks more than exciting for service providers looking to offer 5G services, as long as they evolve their met...

Infinite Bandwidth Engine

It is indisputable that we are in the midst of exponential bandwidth growth. By by 2021, public and private Internet tra...

5G is a Delicate Balance

Part 2: What is more important, an intelligent core transport or a smart edge? In this second part of my latest series ‘...

Nice Notes – Take Aways from NGON & DCI Europe 2018

Part II: Just What is Disaggregation? The disaggregation buzz continues within the optical space, and disaggregation was...

Nice Notes – Take Aways from NGON & DCI Europe 2018

Part I: The Optical 5G Promise Last week was the 20th edition of the NGON event in Nice, arguably one of the most import...

Is the Energy Industry on the Verge of a Revolution?

From DER to EVs and Back The energy industry is not normally associated with rapid innovation and fast moving change. Bu...

New Design Mindset

DevOps Configuring and Managing Networks More Quickly Returning to the beginning of this short series on network transfo...

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Telco Transformation - Part 5

Containers vs VMs In some of my previous blogs I discussed the difference between SaaS, IaaS and PaaS. Similar to the co...

Grid Transformation in the Age of DER

Keeping Pace with Renewables Expansion The power utilities sector is transforming from a one-way (unidirectional) power ...

SDN is Dead! Long Live SDN!

And a Cautionary Tale Feathers have been ruffled on several occasions over the last few years by someone publicly claimi...

Is the industry in store for an OpenFlow Sequel?

How do P4 and Stratum stack up to OpenFlow? Last year, the Open Network Forum (ONF) officially laid OpenFlow (OF) to res...

The View from Aruba

The initial ICT Americas Conference was held recently in Aruba, and ECI was pleased to be a founding sponsor. That meant...

MEC Considerations

A Question of Balance Another blog in the series – the New Metro, Moshe Shimon, ECI’s VP of Product Management, takes a ...

Two Kinds of Design

A Question of Method or Mindset? In this series I was asked by ECI to talk about telco transformation. For me, telco tra...

5G is a Delicate Balance Between

A New Series by Hayim Porat How many of you have heard that 5G will change the world as we know it? While this statement...

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Telco Transformation - Part 4

Start Learning Machine Learning We hear about machine learning all the time, but what is it? If we rely on Wikipedia, it...

Open Optical Systems

Just Because You Can Doesn’t Mean You Should Network operators are intrigued by the concept open optical systems, whereb...

IP Transport Goes Back to the Future

To Supercharge Service Delivery Over the last decade or so IP has become the ubiquitous mechanism for supporting service...

Cloud-Based DER Gets Compact

Distributed Energy Resources Thrive on the Edge With a huge focus on the environmental impact of power generation, energ...

The Importance of Communication in Communications

We have just completed the start-of-year trade show season for telecommunications with major shows like Mobile World Con...

IP Meets Software

Take Aways from MPLS+SDN+NFV World Congress 2018 A few weeks ago I was at the 20th edition of MPLS + SDN + NFV World 201...

Is Networking a Commodity?

In my last post, I left you with a simple point: When choosing a solution, the right solution is the one that supports t...

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Telco Transformation - Part 3

A PaaS is a PaaS is a PaaS. Or is it? So in the previous blogs in this series, we talked a little bit about how the tran...

Will Blockchain Shakeup Telecom?

If you want to boost your company’s stock price, tell the world you are building a blockchain application. When Kodak an...

The Age of Photonics

Silicon Photonics In a recent blog post summarizing the OIDA Executive Forum, I wrote a bit about how the telecommunicat...

A Meeting of Minds

How Service Providers and Enterprise Customers Can Change and Evolve Together Keeping pace with the services your custom...

Preparing the Metro for 5G

Giving Metro Networks a Pre-5G Makeover Yes, we are on the cusp of 5G and with it will bring new levels of service and s...

ECI’s Neptune Portfolio Set to Meet the Challenge of the New Metro

With Elastic MPLS to flexibly support IP/MPLS, MPLS-TP, Carrier Ethernet and now Segment Routing The metro network is a ...

The Best Decisions

Business or Technology? A long time ago, when I worked for a major vendor’s escalation team, I was called into a custome...

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Telco Transformation - Part 2

From Hardware to Services In my previous I gave a little bit of background about the telco transformation and my intenti...

Overcoming the 5G Network Connectivity Challenge

Preparing Your Network for the Transformation 5G promises to change the way we live our lives, with unprecedented servic...

Telco Digital Transformation - Part 2

Aiming for a Bigger Piece of the Pie In Part 1 this blog I identified three phases of digital transformation evolution: ...

How’s the Weather in Telecoms These Days?

As weather phenomena seemingly bring our world to a standstill…. what has telecoms ever done to help After the recent MW...

Executive Forum 2018 Recap

Major Themes from the Optical Society’s pre-OFC meet up The 2018 edition of the OIDA Executive Forum in advance of OFC h...

Stagnation or Salvation?

Why service providers need to embrace metro evolution Service providers need to evolve, and fast, or risk becoming part ...

The Value of History

History of Networking The Network Collective has now recorded 18 segments featuring the origins of a technology; many fu...

Telco Digital Transformation - Part 1

Aiming for a Bigger Piece of the Pie In the 20th century, telephone companies provided the world with widespread and rel...

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Telco Transformation

What is all this aaS? Much has been said of the benefits of virtualization and adopting cloud architectures in telco com...

Taking the Blinders off 5G

Today’s service-blind networks will need a big change to manage the demands of a 5G world where more users, more data an...

4th Industrial Revolution

Grab your hat the rollercoaster is about to start! 5G brings us to the cusp of the 4th industrial revolution Many people...

The Future of Telecom Networking is ELASTIC

New ELASTIC Service Platform Enables Carriers to Quickly Create New Revenue Streams and Drive Service Innovation Service...

Compliant Does Not Equal Secure

Take Aways from UTC Reno Put Focus on Utility Vulnerabilities I had the privilege of attending and speaking at the first...

Why is it Time to Rethink the Firewall?

In January of 1995, Network Translation’s PIX firewall received the “hot product of the year” award from Data Communicat...

Kicking Off a Great New Year!

Why It’s Doubly Important to Focus on Your Goals 2017 is behind us, and a great year it was – at least for ECI. With dou...

Growing Strong in a Competitive Market

When Visions Become Reality The telecoms community knows that service providers are in a tough position these days. Pres...

Michelangelo: Customer-Focused Engineer

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too lo...

It's Bright, New and Shiny... But What Should I Do With It?

You regularly hear telecoms operators asking vendors for new technology. “If only we had this capability we could: … exp...

Quantum Computing & Cryptography

Encryption Killer & Savior “God does not play dice with the universe”  Albert Einstein “Einstein, stop telling God what ...

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