The educational content of this category relates to Network Functions Virtualization and Software Defined Network for Telecom/Communications Service Providers' (CSPs) mobile and fixed networks.  Best practices and guidance are targeted to telecom providers, contractors and others aligned with the ICT industry.

Industry Trends

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Streaming and Sustainability – The Sticking Point

Jan. 24, 2023
OTT Streaming contributes to high CO2 emissions. Learn strategies to reduce the toll it’s taking on the environment.

Today Requires MORE Than Just Keeping Up

Oct. 1, 2020
5 Features to Examine When Choosing the Right SD-WAN for Your Needs — Long gone are the days when bolted-on elementary SD-WAN functionality will suffice. Network requirements ...

Stop Avoiding Network Transformation

July 1, 2020
Talent, Tools, and Templates, to the Rescue — Virtually every network operator would love to migrate their old, legacy network toward new, state-of-the art infrastructure, even...
Industry Trends & Research

5G Application Program Interfaces

Feb. 1, 2020
A Powerful Tool for Revenue Generation — The deployment of 5G cellular technologies will accelerate the evolution of Programmable Telecom Application Program Interfaces (APIs)...


C&E/NetDev Ops/GIS/Open-Source Networks

Who Dares Wins!

Jan. 15, 2020
Virtualizing the CO Pod to Remain Relevant — Rapid advances in data center and cloud-based technologies have put the entire operator ecosystem in motion. Operators and their shareholder...
C&E/NetDev Ops/GIS/Open-Source Networks

Lookin’ for a Cool $120B by 2024?

Oct. 15, 2019
Network Operators’ Value-Added Service Opportunity — New data from Juniper Research has shown that revenue opportunities for mobile operators, outside of voice, messaging and ...

Hybrid Cloud and SD-WAN Drive Network Transformation

July 1, 2019
Telia Carrier’s Perspective of What’s Next — The digitalization of business and its increasing use of public cloud services are dramatically transforming the network landscape...
C&E/NetDev Ops/GIS/Open-Source Networks

Got Network Autonomy?

May 1, 2019
Intent Based Networking (IBN) is the concept of business outcome driven network management and operations. IBN system incorporates business intent into enterprise network in an...
C&E/NetDev Ops/GIS/Open-Source Networks

The Future of the Central Office

April 1, 2019
In this period of massive change across the telecom industry, communications service providers (CSPs) are under increasing stress to provide an ever-growing array of services ...