Featured Editorial - Next Generation Communications
Universal TWDM-PON the Future of Fiber Access Technology 5/26/2015 - The fact of the matter is that putting fiber in the access network is not and should not be a "set it and forget it" proposition for network operators. Realities are that the old saying, "build it and they will come," resonates more than ever as the speed and bandwidth requirements of all aspects of networking race to meet the insatiable and growing appetite of business and residential users for content-rich services with compelling user experiences.
Alcatel-Lucent Unifies Service Automation and Real-Time Network Control with Carrier SDN Platform 5/20/2015 - To say that global physical network service providers have a full plate of challenges would be a gross understatement. In a real-time world where traffic across multi-vendor IP and optical networks is not just exploding but becoming more and more unpredictable, finding solutions as to how to marry the need to be fast-to-market and fast in the market with new services and the provisioning of old ones, while optimizing network resource usage to achieve optimal operational efficiencies as well as effectiveness, is at the top of the list.