Why distribution matters in NFV
In this paper we examine the role of distribution in NFV networks by assessing performance, network offload, availability, and security requirements of carrier applications.
BUILD A SUPERIOR CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE AROUND SMALL CELLS
Small cell technologies bring network operators new opportunities to address surging mobile data traffic, increasing indoor mobile device use and growing expectations relative to quality of experience (QoE). However, small cells also bring new levels of complexity to network deployment, operations and maintenance processes.
Migrating TDM Services To Packet Networks
This paper describes the Alcatel-Lucent 9500 Microwave Packet Radio (MPR) technological innovations that ensure efficient and reliable transport of CESoETH over packet networks.
Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise 2014 Global Research We recently conducted two surveys to better understand the trends in enterprise communications in the new Personal Cloud Era. The surveys also focused on the resulting challenges and opportunities that face our business partner resellers and enterprise communication users.
Business Case For Moving Dns To The Cloud The cloud and NFV are being touted as the means by which service providers can improve their current operations costs and contend with the rapid growth in demand. With the help of a Tier 1 service provider, Alcatel-Lucent conducted a business case analysis of this theory.
The Journey To Packet Core Virtualization In their efforts to become more competitive, mobile network operators (MNOs) have begun their journey to packet core virtualization. The first step is to identify the key Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) requirements of mobile packet core evolution to a virtualized Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) architecture.
Mobile Fronthaul For Cloud-Ran Deployment The C-RAN architecture shows strong potential for cost control and operational flexibility. This paper examines the attributes of the C-RAN architecture and the options available for fronthaul transport of the CPRI.
Providing Security in NFV As far as security is concerned, NFV presents unique opportunities for addressing security problems because of the unprecedented scale, flexibility and central control it affords.
The Urgent Need for Agility in Optical Networks The following articles look closely at Agile Optical Networking and the technologies and solutions needed to transform optical networks from 100G to 200G, 400G and beyond. (add to ebook feature box on NGC homepage)
SDN Analytics for DDOS Mitigation SOLVING REAL WORLD ENTERPRISE PROBLEMS TODAY
The rapid growth in data consumption, smart devices and applications is putting pressure on IT infrastructure and its security. A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is an attempt to make a machine or network resource unavailable to its intended users.
Alcatel-Lucent 9360 Small Cell Solution for the HomeThe Alcatel-Lucent 9360 Small Cell solution for the home (9360 SCH) cost-effectively extends W-CDMA capacity and coverage to residences while offloading traffic from the operatorâ€™s network, effectively increasing total network capacity.
In-Building Wireless Deployments The race is on for wireless operators to provide excellent in-building service to their customers, especially as the demand continues for ultra-broadband experiences. The challenges lie in technology as well as in deployment.
The Case For M2M Device Management HOW NETWORK OPERATORS CAN HELP BRING M2M TO THE MASS MARKET
The emergence of cloud and big data technologies is helping to fuel this shift by bringing large, scalable and economically viable software and analytics solutions within reach.
MPLS for Mission-Critical Microwave Networks This white paper discusses how deploying a multi-ring topology in access sites can provide the protection required and explains why only Layer 3 microwave technology can be used to leverage the full path diversity.
Mobile Fronthaul for Cloud-RAN Deployment This paper examines the attributes of the C-RAN architecture and the options available for fronthaul transport of the CPRI. The Alcatel-Lucent solution for fronthaul transport is described and its features and benefits outlined.
Microwave For The Broadband Era Alcatel-Lucent's flexible wireless transmission solutions enable operators to meet the demands of an Ultra-Broadband world, both in terms of capacity and reliability. And they do this while holding the line on operating and capital expenditures.
Bell Labs Advisory Service for Smart Grid Network Transformation
Bell Labs' Advisory Service for Smart Grid Network Evolution provides a utility with a customized, vendor-agnostic communications network evolution plan. This application note describes in detail the architecture of the modernized network and incremental steps that should be taken by the utility to evolve its existing communications networks to a modernized, reliable and secure network capable of supporting all legacy and currently-envisioned Smart Grid applications.
Mobile VPN Access with Enterprise Services Gateway This white paper discusses how deploying a multi-ring topology in access sites can provide the protection required and explains why only Layer 3 microwave technology can be used to leverage the full path diversity.
Managing Carrier Wi-Fi Customer Growth This application notes discusses how the Motive portfolio of CX solutions provides the tools and processes operators need to deliver a superior quality of experience to their carrier Wi-Fi customers at all three touch points in the customer experience: service and device activation, customer management and customer support.
Rethinking Core Economics This paper quantifies the operational cost advantages of the Alcatel-Lucent 7950 XRS relative to traditional core routing alternatives that are currently deployed in service provider networks.
Cloud DVR: Think DVR out of the box Alcatel-Lucent Cloud DVR lets you deliver a range of time-shifted TV and network digital video recorder (DVR) services that enhance your subscribersâ€™ viewing experience while reducing costs and increasing revenue opportunities.
Securing Ultra-Broadband Mobile Access Traffic volumes are increasing as are the number and type of radio access sites that operators need to support (such as macro cell, small cell, carrier Wi-Fi®). Today's flatter IP-based network architecture and the multitude of access points could put the core network at risk.
Why Service Providers Need an NFV Platform Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) brings proven cloud computing and IT technologies into the networking domain to help service providers reduce equipment and operational costs, power consumption, and time-to-market for new services and functionality.
KINDSIGHT SECURITY LABS: MALWARE REPORT – Q4 2013 The Alcatel-Lucent Kindsight Security Labs Q4 2013 Malware Report examines general trends for malware infections in home networks and infections in mobile devices and computers connected through mobile adapters.
Notcompatible-Android Web Proxy Bot: Malware Analysis Report
This paper analyzes in details the "NotCompatible" android malware and brings evidence that mobile devices will get more and more infected in a near future, leveraging systems already used on the fixed side. Moreover, NotCompatible is a threat for both users and network operators as it consumes a lot bandwidth and airtime.
Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Converged Network SolutionAn application fluent network based on a resilient architecture with automatic controls capable of dynamically tuning the network performance and streamlined operations result in reduced network complexity and improved user experience.
Transforming Critical Communications Networks for Substation Automation The Smart Substation project provides a forum for transmission and distribution system operators, electric system vendors and communications equipment vendors to work together to formulate a blueprint. The project also enables the consortium to fully demonstrate the seminal role that a digital smart substation can play in grid modernization to efficiently and reliably fulfill future electricity demands.
Why Service Providers Need A NFV Platform Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) brings proven cloud computing and IT technologies into the networking domain to help service providers reduce equipment and operational costs, power consumption, and time-to-market for new services and functionality. But IT technologies alone are not enough. Service provider applications are more demanding than most IT applications.
The Case for Network-based Malware Detection
Client-based anti-malware software is important in any approach to Internet security. Unfortunately, most users do not keep their security software, applications and operating systems up to date - and with significant money to be made from fraud and identity theft, malware authors are constantly finding new ways to bypass or disable security barriers.
EPON and DPOE: Helping North American Cable MSOs Move Up-Market in Business Services
For several years, North American multiple-service operators (MSOs) have been focused on the commercial services market in an effort to increase and diversify their revenue base. Having addressed the low end of this market with DOCSIS®-based offerings, cable MSOs recognize that continued expansion will require fiber access technologies that can help them deliver the reliability, scalability and bandwidth required for the midmarket and enterprise segments.
Motive Home Device Analytics
Motive Home Device Analytics reinvents the customer care experience as a differentiator for home broadband service providers. This solution combines analytics with a closed-loop approach to customer experience management (CEM) to continuously improve customer satisfaction, loyalty and profitability
The Mobile Malware Problem Many mobile operators – and their subscribers – believe malware is exclusively a problem in the PC domain. But as growing numbers of users are learning, malware is burrowing its way into the mobile platform, with potentially significant consequences both for individuals and the providers whose networks they depend on. This Kindsight white paper looks at the rapid escalation in mobile malware attacks and the strategies operators can employ to combat them.
Think DVR "Out of the Box" This paper discusses these opportunities and challenges and presents a unique cloud-based DVR platform that offers TV and video service providers the ability to maximize the benefits of next-generation DVR services.
Unify Your Network for a Mobile Enterprise Enabling mobility within enterprise networks has become a top priority to improve productivity, increase employee satisfaction and drive greater profitability. This application note will discuss what it means to be a mobile enterprise and will analyze the typical infrastructure issues facing information technology (IT) organizations. It will explain how the Alcatel-Lucent application fluent network is the best approach to address the challenges and discuss the steps enterprise can take to become a mobile enterprise.
Las Vegas LTE Solution Trial This trial demonstrated how an IP-based 4G LTE network can leverage resources and use officers more efficiently through the use of an interoperable, high-speed mobile broadband network. Three separate critical first responder agencies have the ability to access their own data and provide real-time sharing between dispatch and first responders at an incident. The trial also highlighted how information sharing in a secure, controlled manner between multiple first responder agencies to more effectively respond to a specific incident is enabled with this LTE network and can involve additional support from private sector entities on an ad hoc basis, such as accessing private video cameras in real time to monitor an incident.
Leveraging SDN to Create Consumable, Programmable and Scalable Cloud Networks Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is an approach to networking that allows networks to be consumed in a way that is similar to how compute and storage resources can be consumed – through virtualization. The promise of SDN is to drive service velocity and efficiency by decoupling how network services are conceived and consumed from the manner in which they are instantiated and activated and to achieve this through IT -friendly abstraction.
Alcatel-Lucent Opentouch Personal Cloud The Alcatel-Lucent OpenTouch Personal Cloud is a key component of the Alcatel-Lucent OpenTouch™ Suite for Cloud, which includes offerings for businesses of every size. The vision of the OpenTouch Suite for Cloud is to provide any organization with affordable, easy-to-use communications solutions as a service.
Network Functions Virtualization - Challenges and Solutions Alcatel-Lucent is a leader in NFV. The CloudBand offering is an industry-leading cloud infrastructure and management solution. Alcatel-Lucent venture Nuage Networks provides a solution for zero-touch, SDN-based network control. Several network functions offered by Alcatel-Lucent are already available in a virtualized form, and for many others virtualization is a near-term roadmap item. Alcatel-Lucent has also deeply analyzed the impact of virtualization on reliability, availability and operations, and is building a consultancy practice to assist operators transition to NFV.
Consumable Datacenter Networking
Using SDN concepts to create an infrastructure in which network resources are as readily consumable as compute and storage resources.
Meeting Pervasive Ethernet-based Service Demands with Integrated Packet Transport
The rising demand for Ethernet-based cloud, mobile and video services continues to apply enormous pressure on networks. Soon 80 percent of all new software will be available through the cloud, approximately 58 percent of all web traffic will be video based and, by the end of the decade, there will be 20 billion smart devices1 connected to the network.
Cloud-Optimized Metro Network
Metro networks are about to undergo significant transformations, driven by the continuing growth of residential, mobile, business and cloud services. The evolution to cloud services gives operators an opportunity to deliver whole new categories of services. It also calls for a fresh look at existing networks. This application note reviews the unfolding dynamics within metro networks and explains how the Alcatel-Lucent Cloud-Optimized Metro solution helps service providers implement agile, scalable and efficient metro networks that enable high performance cloud-optimized Carrier Ethernet and IP services.
Upscaling The Metro
The metro network is under pressure: mobile broadband, emerging cloud-optimized services, and increasing consumption of video on both fixed and mobile devices are causing an explosive growth of traffic. With the decentralization of content storage and data center server capacity, metro network traffic patterns are shifting. By 2017, metro traffic growth is expected to far exceed that of backbone traffic. As the center of gravity in terms of traffic growth is shifting from the access to the metro, the metro core is a critical new architectural element to successfully address these new challenges and enable service providers to move their metro networks forward.
The Cloud-Optimized MAN and WAN
Over the next few years, service providers will adopt Software-Defined Networking (SDN) to prepare their MANs and WANs for the delivery of cloud applications and services. A multi-layer SDN framework will be required to deliver the cloud-optimized routing and transport capabilities necessary for this transition. This document summarizes the need for multi-layer SDN and illustrates how it can be applied to increase the agility, scale and efficiency of carrier MANs and WANs as they enter the cloud era.
BELL LABS - Metro Network Traffic Growth: An Architecture Impact Study
Like many studies before it, the Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs Metro Network Traffic Growth Study provides evidence of an upward trend in IP traffic growth. However, this study is unique in that it takes the extra step to analyze the impact of that traffic growth on metro and backbone networks.
DYNAMIC COMMUNICATIONS for Oil & Gas
Faster, farther and safer. These are the essentials that have placed today's oil and gas industry along a transformational path that utilizes the best of Information and Communications Technologies. Energy operators face extremely rigorous demands as they search for new hydrocarbon sources in ever more remote and hazardous operating environments.
Kindsight Security Labs Malware Report – Q2 2013 The Kindsight Broadband Security solution enables TDS to continuously analyze Internet traffic for threats, inform subscribers and provide directions on how to remove 'malware' or other infections on a device. TDS Hacker is the fastest selling value-added service in the company's history and already ranks as the second most popular premium service that TDS offers.
Mission-Critical Communications Networks for Public Safety Alcatel-Lucent has state-of-the-art, highly reliable and secure, IP-MPLS-based communications
equipment that can form a single converged network, with integrated optical
and microwave packet transport, providing a reliable infrastructure to support mission
critical voice, video, and data communications.
Unlocking New Revenue Streams With Managed Ethernet Services Application Note For service providers to gain a bigger piece of the rapidly growing retail and wholesale Ethernet services market, they must offer service level agreement (SLA)-enabled services with value-added attributes that can be tailored to their customers' needs rapidly and cost effectively. This requires an intelligent demarcation device to extend the service intelligence to the customer edge. This application note presents a) the value of using the fully managed Alcatel-Lucent 7210 Service Access Switch (SAS)-D and the Alcatel-Lucent 7210 SAS-T as the service demarcation device; and b) the ways to innovate Ethernet virtual private network (VPN) services for increased revenues and high customer impact.
Enhance Voice, Embrace Data, Get Ready For LTE This paper examines why service providers in the MEA region need to rethink their mobile backhaul networks now, highlighting the importance of packet microwave backhaul. The paper also recommends strategies and a portfolio that service providers can use to tackle the challenges presented by mobile backhaul evolution.
MOTIVE SERVICEVIEW FOR HOME Motive ServiceView for Home builds a better customer experience around the connected home. It enables you to execute on a holistic customer experience management (CEM) vision that combines device management and activation with comprehensive customer care and analytics. With ServiceView for Home, you can reduce costs while delivering a superior connected home experience that inspires customers to stay loyal and spend more.
Why Service Providers Need a Carrier PaaS Solution Carrier PaaS provides the tools service providers need to transform their current network operational model to a more agile, flexible and cost effective one, while allowing them to introduce new services quickly and with much lower risk. While there are a number of PaaS solutions on the market today, most do not provide the carrier PaaS capabilities that service providers need. This paper describes service providers' unique PaaS requirements and explains how a carrier PaaS solution, such as the Alcatel-Lucent CloudBand™carrier PaaS (cPaaS) solution, meets those requirements.
Alcatel-Lucent And MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 The commercial value of MEF Carrier Ethernet (CE) 2.0 is moving many service providers to "CE 2.0 certify" their Ethernet services. To enable service certification, the following Alcatel-Lucent Products are MEF CE 2.0 Certified across all four MEF service types – E-Line, E-LAN, E-Tree and E-Access: Alcatel-Lucent 7750 Service Router (SR): Alcatel-Lucent 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS), Alcatel-Lucent 7210 Service Access Switch (SAS)
WebRTC: Reach the Web with a New Conversation Experience
The Alcatel-Lucent WebRTC solution provides rich communications and delivers better capabilities into a service provider's infrastructure at a lower cost than building separate systems dedicated separately to the Web and telecom. You'll also increase revenues by providing better services to your customers. And you'll be ready for WebRTC's continued technical and business evolution.
The Impact of Small Cells on MME Signaling This application note explains how the smart signaling techniques of the Alcatel-Lucent 9471 Wireless Mobility Manager (WMM) can help mobile service providers (MSPs) minimize the signaling impact of small cells on the core network. Based on Alcatel-Lucent experience in large-scale LTE networks, we also provide practical advice on how to effectively manage core network signaling when adding small cells to the LTE network.
The Programmable Cloud Network A Primer On SDN And NFV The evolution to Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN) is starting and will continue over time due to the financial and operational benefits that result. Alcatel-Lucent is at the forefront of the transformation to SDN and NFV, contributing to industry groups and developing solutions that have the potential to create a revolution in programmable cloud networking. This paper explores the key concepts behind SDN and NFV, the state of the industry today, and the unique approach Alcatel-Lucent is taking in each area to enable the programmable cloud network.
Charting The Course To A Virtualized Carrier Network Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and cloud computing technologies create an opportunity for network operators to streamline and re-engineer their operational procedures and to capture new business benefits.
However, despite its many promises, NFV also brings its share of challenges.
Transforming the Network Edge in the Cable Hub This paper explores one proposed architecture that leverages the new benefits of CCAP, is extensible to other access technologies, and eliminates redundant layers of routing. By combining these approaches, this architecture holds the promise of greater cost reductions than could be achieved by addressing each in isolation. It also enables faster deployment of new services and future access technologies by moving highly complex and costly routing technologies higher into the network, and onto equipment purposebuilt to support routing and advanced network services.
Where is Customer Care Headed? This white paper presents the quantitative results of Alcatel-Lucent's customer care survey, along with some of the key qualitative responses provided by the survey participants. Its aim is to provide insights and benchmarks that can help customer care leaders develop more successful customer experience strategies.
HTTP In-Browser Notification This Application Note provides details of several real-world applications of the In-Browser Notification system, as well as details of the functionality of the component parts of the solution.
Microwave Backhaul For Long Term Evolution
This paper describes the role that microwave plays in supporting the RAN evolution to LTE and small cells. The LTE architectural requirements on backhaul networks are reviewed, followed by microwave deployment economics to support LTE backhaul, and how the Alcatel-Lucent industry-leading packet microwave portfolio economically addresses LTE RAN backhaul requirements.
IP-Optimized Mobile Gateway
Mobile networks have flattened and IP has been adopted as the networking standard. Emerging service demands are being driven by the rapid adoption of smartphones, the deluge of IP-based mobile applications and the shift in mobile user behaviors. In this environment, mobile network operators need to handle the new service demands, simplify their networks, lower OPEX, and plan for future growth. This paper explains why the Alcatel-Lucent 7750 Service Router as a mobile gateway is uniquely optimized for mobile IP networks, now and for future growth and evolution.
Microwave For The Long-Haul
The evolving ultra broadband era has placed tremendous pressure on microwave networks to scale capacity to support new IP services and applications. To better compete, operators need to economically extend network reach and capacity, with the flexibility to deploy in a variety of sites to support all services and applications.
IP Border Controllers Solution Sheet
The IP Border Controllers solution provides integrated or distributed SBC configurations that meet varied subscriber needs, including fixed VoIP, VoLTE, video, RCS and WebRTC. The solution is fully integrated in Alcatel-Lucent IMS Communications solutions to preserve existing services and ensure that any new services, access methods and devices remain safe from evolving threats.
Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Data Center Switching Solution
Alcatel-Lucent helps enterprises address the challenges facing today's data center network while delivering a high-quality user experience for real-time applications, greater agility in deploying new applications, seamless integration of public cloud services, and reduced data center costs.
Alcatel-Lucent's breakthrough solution starts with a unique blueprint for application fluent data center switching. This blueprint brings together innovations that enable extremely scalable, high-performance and resilient data center fabric.
The MotiveSmart Program enables both service providers and device manufacturers to certify and validate their devices for interoperability with the industry-leading Motive service management products prior to deployment.
Evolving To "End-To-End MPLS" Architectures
This paper will review the motivation, architecture and building blocks required to implement a Seamless MPLS network. In addition it describes alternate interim options available for effectively deploying a scalable, reliable and manageable end-to-end MPLS network.
Backhaul Considerations For LTE And LTE-Advanced
This paper examines the impact of LTE and LTE-A on mobile backhaul networks and looks at the network requirements these technologies introduce. The Alcatel-Lucent Mobile Backhaul Solution is described and the utility of its attributes in supporting efficient LTE and LTE-A deployment is highlighted.
Evolution To Scalable, Multiservice Core And Edge Networks For Cable MSOS It's no exaggeration to say the multiple-system operator (MSO) industry has undergone a radical transformation in recent years as it evolves to meet the needs of business and residential customers. While in the past it was possible to run a sustainable business by offering a handful of linear video channels to residential subscribers, increased competition and heightened subscriber expectations mean this is no longer the case. But as more service providers add voice and data services and begin to address commercial and Wi-FiÂ® opportunities, the "S" in MSO is beginning to stand more for "service" than "system".
Dynamic Communications For Urban And Main Line Rail Railway operations are becoming increasingly automated and integrated through Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Advanced signaling, asset management and improved video security all put tremendous pressure on existing networks. Meanwhile, your passengers are demanding to be connected, informed and entertained. As a railway operator you need to deal with these complexities — improving capacity, maintaining punctuality and enhancing safety while reducing costs and carbon footprint.
The solution: Dynamic Communications for on-time, safe and connected journeys.
Kindsight Security Analytics Kindsight Security Analytics allows service providers to pinpoint infections in the subscriber's home networks and mobile devices and then take action on these findings to protect the network and subscribers with improved security policy and network operations.
Kindsight Broadband Security The Kindsight Broadband Security service detects threats in your subscribers' Internet traffic, sends them alerts and shows them step-by-step how to remove these threats that put their personal information at risk.
Kindsight Mobile Security Kindsight Mobile Security combines client- and network-based security to detect threats, send alerts and remove malware to protect your subscriber's mobile devices and your network.
Alcatel-Lucent Surepay® Suite SurePay® is the key component of the Alcatel-Lucent real-time convergent payment offer. It provides real-time convergent rating, charging, reporting and mediation solutions for various traffic types across multiple network technologies, including fixed/mobile, 2G (GSM & CDMA), 3G, IMS and LTE.
A New Approach To Mobile Broadband Data Charging As data traffic continues to grow, mobile service providers are shifting to data-centric business models to attract and retain subscribers. The market is highly competitive and subscribers are demanding.
Delivering Voice in the Emerging era of LTE The new era of Long Term Evolution (LTE), and the new devices, behaviors and services it unlocks, will test the limits of both the data plane and the control plane in ways that Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) have not seen before.
Indoor Small Cells: Aggregation and Backhaul Mobile technologies and devices are increasingly important within all enterprises, driven by the proliferation of mobile devices (such as smart phones, tablets and laptops) which are replacing traditional wired technologies.
Managing Unvectored Lines In A Vectored Group Vectoring technology supports the removal of far-end crosstalk (FEXT) from coordinated lines. However, challenges arise when vectored lines are mixed with legacy VDSL2 lines in the same binder.
Dynamic Line Management For Vectoring Scenarios Operators are embracing vectoring technology as a means to extend and protect their legacy investments in copper access. However, the deployment of vectoring could be slowed by performance issues that arise when vectored and VDSL2 lines are combined in the same binder, or when vectored lines from multiple operators are deployed at the same location.
Velocix Unified Caching: Deliver Any Content From Any Source This paper presents Alcatel-Lucent's solution to combine on-net CDN and transparent caching capabilities into a single, flexible CDN deployment. This solution embodied by Velocix unified caching enables service providers to cost effectively deliver pay TV content and Internet traffic with the superior quality of experience (QoE) consumers expect.
Microwave for IPMPLS Leveraging Microwave Packet Radio to Enhance and Extend IP/MPLS Backhaul. Mobile service providers (MSPs) are facing a highly competitive environment in a period of unrelenting data services-driven traffic growth.
Evolving To Microwave Ring Protection The world's service providers (SPs) have upgraded major portions of their networks to IP and Ethernet packet-based infrastructure. Packet networks carry IP services natively and are optimized for the delivery of IP-based services over advanced 3G and Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile networks.
Leveraging Microwave Packet Radio to Enhance and Extend IP/MPLS Backhaul Mobile service providers (MSPs) are facing a highly competitive environment in a period of unrelenting data services-driven traffic growth. In order to efficiently scale the mobile backhaul network infrastructure, MSPs are seeking to leverage the most cost-effective backhaul alternatives at any given cell site, be it over copper, fiber or microwave.
Alcatel-Lucent IP And Microwave Integration As mobile network infrastructures evolve from time division multiplexing (TDM) to IP, and with the shift in radio technology from 2G/3G to LTE and beyond, the ability to extend IP/MPLS networking out to the furthest reaches of the mobile backhaul network delivers real operational value.
Get to Fast, Faster As service providers face rapidly increasing bandwidth demand from consumers, businesses and governments, they are recognizing the need for immediate access to faster speeds.
Application Performance Management For Business VPN Services Application performance management has become a significant area of focus not only for service providers looking to provide value-added WAN optimization services, but also for those service providers looking to provide application-based SLAs as part of their cloud strategy. Alcatel-Lucent 5670 Reporting and Analysis Manager (RAM) has the capability to collect, analyze and report on application performance and behavior, as well as end-user quality of experience.
Delivering An Intelligent Electricity Network For Future Generations As part of this communications transformation, EnergyAustralia is deploying Alcatel-Lucent's carrier-grade Internet protocol (IP) solutions to eventually connect 200 major electricity substations and network operations centres via a single, reliable and costeffective communications network.
Advanced Analytics For Residential Application Assurance The Alcatel-Lucent Application Assurance (AA) solution offers residential service providers the capability to develop differentiated services. These new personalized broadband services deliver a higher Quality of Experience (QoE) for subscribers and reduce the total cost of ownership for required service provider network infrastructure.
Alcatel-Lucent 7750 Service Router The 7750 SR combines advanced edge routing and 3GPP mobile gateway functions in a single element with exceptional performance and scalability and with high operational flexibility, to address the exponential rise in the number of mobile users, connected devices and network applications.
Advanced Analytics For Business VPN Application Assurance An Alcatel-Lucent Application Assured VPN (AA-VPN) offers service providers the capability to develop differentiated, revenue-generating business VPN services while solving critical challenges for enterprise customers as they centralize application delivery and ultimately adopt cloud services.
Wi-Fi Professional Services Due to Wi-Fi's unlicensed nature, some operators have been skeptical of it and even viewed Wi-Fi as a direct threat to their licensed spectrum offerings. Opinions have changed with the availability of Carrier Wi-Fi, and it is now regarded as a strategic solution for both wireline and mobile operators.
Motive ServiceView for Mobile Motive ServiceView for Mobile builds a simpler and better customer experience around the mobile device. This solution empowers service providers to pursue a holistic customer experience management vision by combining capabilities like device activation, comprehensive care services and big data analytics.
LTE For Metro Railway Operations This white paper examines the following topics:
• The value proposition of LTE as a means to support next-generation train-to-wayside communications (TWC) for urban train operations
• The challenges involved in adopting LTE technology
• How the Alcatel-Lucent LTE-based TWC solution meets the requirements for next-generation TWC
• Strategies for overcoming the challenges involved in adopting LTE
Rapid Business Assessments For Healthcare Healthcare IT departments are stretched to the limit. New regulations, applications, devices and a highly demanding clientele make it hard for healthcare IT departments to prioritize existing projects, achieve long term executive objectives and take time to listen to their user community — there's just too much work to do and not enough time to do it.
Article: Clinic-In-A-Box Hospitals need to be able to rapidly get new sub-acute facilities on-line with minimal hassle. This is the idea behind Alcatel-Lucent's Clinic-in-a-Box solution
Voice of Smart City Citizens-Wuxi presentation A presentation exploring the involvement of citzens in the development of their city in becoming a smart city. This PPT focuses on Wuxi in China which has transformed from an ancient city to internet of things.
Voice of Smart City Citizens-Zurich presentation A presentation exploring the involvement of citzens in the development of their city in becoming a smart city. This PPT focuses on Wuxi in China which has transformed from an ancient city to internet of things.
Voice of Smart City Citizens-Saudi presentation A presentation exploring the involvement of citzens in the development of their city in becoming a smart city. This PPT focuses on Saudi Arabia which once known as a city in the desert has become known for its knowledge economy.
Unconstrained datacenter networks for the cloud era The value of cloud services lies in the rapid and cost-effective instantiation of applications that can be consumed by users anywhere. Enterprises expect cloud services to increase their agility in turning up applications while simplifying their operations.
Velocix Content Delivery Network Consumers want access to high-quality multimedia entertainment at their convenience on a broad range of devices, including Tvs, PCs, tablets and smartphones. but factors such as surging consumer demand, proliferating video content, increasing video quality and the shift to on-demand viewing are putting pressure on current broadband network infrastructures and business models.
Meeting Pervasive Ethernet-Based Service Demands with Integrated Packet Transport The rising demand for Ethernet-based cloud, mobile and video services continues to apply enormous pressure on networks. Soon 80 percent of all new software will be available through the cloud, approximately 58 percent of all web traffic will be video based and, by the end of the decade, there will be 20 billion smart devices1 connected to the network.
Network Functions Virtualization: From Vaporware To New Era Cloud technologies are rapidly changing the way businesses process and store information. Cloud computing takes advantage of two technology trends: virtualization and powerful industry-standard server hardware with a common instruction set architecture.
The Missing Piece: Voice of the Smart City Citizen Executive Summary A presentation exploring the involvement of citzens in the development of their city into a smart city. This PPT provides an overview of all four cities studied, revealing the voice missing from all and comparing the different ways that a city can develop to become smart.
Solution Sheet: Seeing is Believing: IP Video Innovation IP Video lets you deliver an exceptional multiscreen video experience to customers. It's a powerful distribution channel for your content partners — and a game changer for your business. With Alcatel-Lucent IP Video innovations, you can build a massively scalable IP Video platform that leverages the latest cloud and streaming technologies.
Solution Sheet: Alcatel-Lucent Smart Plan The Alcatel-Lucent Smart Plan solution helps service providers build compelling data-centric plans, offers and business models that help drive new revenue without increasing operational burden.
Agile Optical Networking: More Than Moving Light For decades now, since the inception of data services and the internet, unrelenting traffic growth has driven optical networks to unprecedented scale and ever higher bit rates: 100g today, 200g and 400g in the near future.
Velocix Enhanced Video Experience Alcatel-Lucent addresses the needs of service providers with the Velocix Enhanced Video Experience (EVE), a foundation for delivering next-generation multiscreen video streaming services over IP-based content delivery networks (CDNs).
Packet Microwave For Metro Cell Backhaul The transition to higher capacity 3G and 4G/LTE networks and the introduction of small cells are the strategic tools that mobile network operators (MNOs) have at their disposal to keep pace with rapidly increasing mobile service demand.
Experience is Everything Customer experience is now at the core of mobile business success. But growing churn, complexity and expectations are making it difficult for service providers to deliver an experience that can stand out from the competition, satisfy customers and boost profitability.
Getting Smart About Smart Cities: Recommendations For Smart City Stakeholders The goals of this research report are:
• To understand the main drivers for transforming a city into
a "Smart City"
• To understand the expectations of citizens living in Smart Cities
• To provide a snapshot of different Smart City projects, their drivers, and business models
• To understand the key role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in a Smart City project
The A.R.T. of Policy Management Delivering the next generation of mobile broadband services. With the explosion of mobile broadband, service providers must offer innovative, personalized subscriber services while generating new streams of revenue.
Mobilize the Data Plan: The Alcatel-Lucent Smart Plan Solution Around the world, mobile and fixed-mobile operators are evolving their approach to mobile and broadband tariffs. These service providers want to shift their focus towards offers that can capitalize on the growing demand for mobile data and stabilize declining voice and SMS revenues.
Dynamic Communications for the Smart Grid - Driving smarter energy management and usage The power grid is vital to delivering the energy that people have come to expect in their personal and professional lives. Ensuring the safe and reliable delivery of high-quality power is the utility's primary objective. While utilities have for many years met this goal very successfully, factors such as aging power grids, increasing demand and the incorporation of renewable energy are now leading many of them to transform the way they do business.
Velocix Unified Caching - Delivering Any Content from Any Source This paper presents an evolution that will enable unified caching to become a vital element of every on-net CDN. Embodied by Velocix unified caching, this evolution will allow service providers to support enhanced CDN and transparent caching capabilities using a single, flexible on-net CDN deployment. This unified approach will help service providers streamline their processes and deliver any content from any source with a consistent QoE.
OpenTouch Video Store Enterprises are looking for an innovative, cost-effective video media vehicle to communicate with, educate and entertain their employees, partners, suppliers and customers. The Alcatel-Lucent OpenTouch™ Video Store enables enterprises to create, upload and share videos across their organizations, improve audience awareness, reduce time-to-information and control the videos employees share.
HLN Capacity and Efficiency Business Value Smartphones, tablets, mobile devices and a proliferation of compelling applications and content have changed user behavior and put users in command of the telecommunications services they want to buy. Users want high-speed fixed and mobile broadband access from anywhere, at any time, and they expect a superior customer experience.
HLN Customer Business Value The telecommunications market is undergoing profound change: broadband traffic continues to grow thanks to affordable smart devices, ubiquitous connectivity, more compelling applications, and increasing fixed and mobile penetration. As the driving force behind these market trends, smartphones, mobile devices and personalized applications and content have put users in command of the services they want to use.
Video Shakes Up The IP Edge As consumers demand ever more video and video consumption methods, the broadband IP networks used by many service providers to offer residential services will be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of data. The problem will be most acute at the IP edge of a triple-play provider's network, where video traffic will grow 2.5 times faster than traffic on subscriber links.
Deploying IP/MPLS Communications Networks for Smart Grids Power utilities worldwide are embarking on Smart Grid projects such as Grid Modernization, Substation Automation, Distribution Automation, and Advanced Metering Infrastructure. Communications network transformation to a highly available IP/MPLS network for mission-critical communications is a foundation to the Smart Grid architecture.
Article: Revolutionizing railway communications with LTE As Long-term evolution (LTE) is rolled out on commercial mobile networks across the world, LTE is also being adapted to railway communications, allowing operators to improve the efficiency of their critical communications and enhance passenger experience by offering new and innovative services.
Alcatel-Lucent 7750 Service Router: Your Edge In Service Evolution Driven by the latest innovations in Internet-based services and multimedia-enabled TVs, PDAs and smartphones, consumers are once again fueling change in the network services industry. Whether it's mobile subscribers consuming more applications and video content while on the road, residential customers demanding more personalized, on-demand video services, or enterprises looking to fully leverage the efficiencies of cloud computing, service providers (SPs) are faced with both the challenge — and the opportunity — of evolving their services to meet the changing needs of their customers.
Alcatel-Lucent Service-Aware Management for end to end LTE
As mobile and IP technologies converge, network management has become increasingly complex. This transformation poses significant operational challenges to mobile service providers. Traditional element and network management solutions do not allow service providers to keep pace with the volume and complexity of today's mobile services. Manual processes are too slow and error prone. Reactive problem detection leads to longer outages and dissatisfied customers. And integration with existing systems and processes is expensive and time-consuming.
Alcatel-Lucent Business IP VPN Solution Meeting Next Generation IP VPN Demands Rapidly And Efficiently
Changing business requirements are putting increased pressure on service providers to deliver more services, faster.
Alcatel-Lucent Aging Communications Systems: Risks And Opportunities After several years of little to no investment in IT infrastructure, enterprise communications equipment is aging: performance is degrading and operationssupport costs are increasing. Aging communications systems cannot support the video, mobility and unified communications and collaboration capabilities that enterprises may require.
Alcatel-Lucent The 2012 Cloud Networking Report Part 1: The Emergence of Cloud Computing and Cloud Networking. The 2012 Cloud Networking Report (The Report) will be published both in its entirety and in a serial fashion. This is the first of the serial publications.
Turning Small Cells into Big Profits Using economic simulation to make the right decisions for your market.
With small cells that leverage both cellular and Wi-Fi® technologies, mobile network operators (MNOs) can deliver focused capacity and coverage, offload data from macro networks, and offer innovative new services.
Building An Outsourcing Relationship This white paper discusses twelve crucial areas to consider when engaging an effective MSP — factors that can contribute to transformation and innovation, as well as cost savings.
Application Fluency In The Campus Data Center A modern data center network needs to respond to the new requirements of server and desktop virtualization and deliver a high-quality experience for students, faculty and staff. The network must also support the plethora of smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices that outnumber desk-bound devices.
A New Era Of Mobile Backhaul Mobile services. It is a huge market, expected to reach $1.3 trillion (in constant U.S. dollars) by 2016.1 It is also a highly competitive market with very demanding customers. To keep customers and grow market share, mobile network operators (MNOs) must deliver an outstanding customer experience. To stay profitable, they must do so at the lowest possible total cost of ownership.
Professional Services For Mobile Backhaul The mobile radio access network (RAN) is evolving rapidly, driven by the need to improve capacity and coverage while keeping capital and operating expenses under control.
Responding To Mobile Capacity Challenges With Packet Optical Mobile Backhaul Demand for mobile services continues to increase at a phenomenal rate, both in terms of the number of subscribers and the bandwidth per subscriber. To remain competitive and reduce the potential for churn, mobile operators need to be able to grow their networks' capacity in line with the growth in demand.
Wireline Mobile Backhaul For Metro Cells A new role is emerging for wireline operators who are prepared to leverage their fixed broadband access network to provide wireline mobile backhaul. Explosive growth both in the number of wireless subscribers and bandwidth consumed poses a tremendous challenge to mobile network operators (MNOs).
Troubleshooting at the Speed of Light With our increasing dependence on broadband, service disruptions are not acceptable, and the need for cost-effective fiber monitoring and troubleshooting is escalating.
Converging TV VOD Delivery and Distributed CDNs Interest in multiscreen strategies — including next-generation TV offerings, such as TV Everywhere and online content services — is growing, as Multiple System Operators (MSOs) focus on increasing their Revenue Generating Units (RGUs).
CDN Interoperability The rapid growth of over-the-top (OTT) video and multiscreen pay TV services has prompted network service providers to make significant investments in their infrastructure.
Alcatel-Lucent Metro Cells The Bigger Picture
Mobile network operators (MNOs) need cost-effective solutions to deal with the predicted exponential growth in mobile data traffic on their networks, in order to maintain their subscribers' quality of experience (QoE).
Alcatel-Lucent Social Communications Compliant with GSMA Rich Communications recommendations (RCS and RCS-e), Alcatel-Lucent Social Communications provides tools for the consumer and enterprise markets to enable people to effortlessly connect, communicate and share within and outside their social graph with privacy and trust.
A Classroom In The Cloud Building on Service Provider Infrastructure and Business Models to Create a K-20 Education Platform that Reduces Cost, Improves Engagement and Measures Student Success.
Architecting Wireless Field Area Networks Communications network deployments in electric utilities have traditionally focused on supporting the transmission grid. These wide area network (WAN) deployments provide real-time visibility to support applications, such as teleprotection, to maintain grid reliability.
Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Virtual Desktop Solution Desktop virtualization can increase the productivity of information technology (IT) teams by transforming how they configure and deploy endpoint devices, manage desktops, and support end user applications.
Alcatel-Lucent Digital Media Store (DMS) E-book sales are quickly taking off, overtaking hard-copy books in some markets. Many non-Englishspeaking markets are being underserved by the large e-books stores like Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Enterprise Data Center Connect When choosing the best technology and the right products to meet their data center connect (DCC) networking requirements, enterprises must fully understand the challenges to be addressed and the applications that must be supported.
7950 XRS Family DataSheet The Alcatel-Lucent 7950 XRS is the world's most powerful core router platform. Delivering unprecedented density and efficiency without compromising the versatility to support evolving traffic demands, the 7950 XRS handles the full range of service provider routing needs for years to come.
ACG TCO on Core 7950 XRS Driving Scale and Operational Efficiency in the IP Core: TCO Analysis of the Alcatel-Lucent 7950 XRS Core Router.
Rethinking the IP Core Position The Internet represents the ultimate platform for creativity and communication, and has become central to every aspect of our lives - at work, at home, and everywhere in between.
Voice over LTE: The new mobile voice Alcatel-Lucent and the ENPC School of International Management have completed a joint research project created to identify and investigate megatrends that have the potential to fundamentally transform society in general and the information and communications technology industry (ICT), in particular.
Dynamic Communications for Public Safety For public safety agencies, saving time means saving lives. Charged with protecting citizens daily and responding quickly and effectively to emergencies, public safety personnel cannot allow any operational obstacles to interfere with their mission.
DSL Acceleration: Making It Work The deployment of wireline broadband networks in all developed markets (as well as some emerging markets) has been a spectacular success for both network operators and regulators.
Shaping the Future of Multiscreen Video The TV and video business is rapidly transforming from walled garden-based services to online video, linking consumers with more compelling content on a broader range of connected devices.
Soaring into the Cloud The worldwide market for cloud services is still developing and must be navigated properly if service providers are going to capitalize on this opportunity to transform their business and ensure they don't become a commoditized network provider.
Alcatel-Lucent 2011Global Cloud ITDM Study Penn, Schoen and Berland Associates, LLC, conducted online interviews among 3,886 information technology decision makers (ITDMs) in the United States, United Kingdom, France, India, South Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.
Deploying IP/MPLS In Mobile Networks As mobile service providers prepare for the evolution to wireless broadband, they require a robust packet transport infrastructure that supports CDMA/EV-DO and GSM/UMTS/HSPA today and is well suited to support LTE and fixed-mobile convergence (FMC).
LTE Mobile Transport Evolution As cell sites are rolled out in support of Long Term Evolution (LTE) services, and the increase in mobile data services continues unabated, it is expected that average bandwidth requirements will increase beyond 100 Mb/s per macrocell site.service delivery.
Thinking Ahead in Calgary Calgary, Canada's most wired city, experienced an economic boom that drove the city's population up over 40 percent in less than 10 years. This resulted in an explosion in demand for services which, coupled with a parallel rise in technology usage, accelerated the City of Calgary's need to modernize its Information Technology (IT) infrastructure.
Open Access LTE A Bell Labs Advisory Service was conducted for the government of an emerging nation debating the benefits of a spectrum auction over an Open Access LTE model in a mobile market dominated by an incumbent 2G/3G MNO. The analysis compared three plausible scenarios for LTE
Telecable Expands Market Leadership with Next-Generation TV Services Alcatel-Lucent's IP video products and integration expertise enable Telecable to offer advanced TV services and an enhanced experience for their customers As a telecom global operator, Telecable serves the main cities of the Spanish region of Asturias. Thanks to its own broadband network deployment, Telecable is reaching more than 75 percent of the population in the region and provides TV, fixed and mobile telephony, broadband Internet, satellite Internet and telecommunications services for enterprises. Aiming to leverage innovation in offering its customers the best experience, Telecable looked to evolve its TV product.
Turkcell Superonline: High-Speed Optical Highway
Alcatel-Lucent Agile Optical Networking allows Turkcell Superonline to offer high-value services to its customers at the lowest total cost of ownership, both today and in the future. It provides the flexibility required to support all service types on a single transport network and the reliability that Turkcell Superonline requires to guarantee these services to its customers.
CHINA UNICOM deploys high-speed agile optical network
To support unrelenting traffic growth with their subscriber base, China Unicom has selected Alcatel-Lucent's 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) for five new national backbone networks with a total transmission distance of 5,000 km covering all the eastern area of China including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong, Zhejiang, Fujian, Jiangsu etc.
Trump Ocean Club Case Study As the largest and tallest building in Latin America, everything about the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel exudes quality and sophistication; rising 70 stories above Panama Bay, the luxury hotel attracts discerning guests from all over the world.
Alcatel-Lucent Data Center Services Data centers are under extreme pressure. Real-time applications, virtualization, server-to-server traffic, desktop presence information, security, and video have all combined to push the limits.
Converged Network Plan And Design The Alcatel-Lucent Application Fluent Network is based on a resilient architecture with automated controls in which the network dynamically adapts to the application, user and device to provide a high-quality user experience, as well as simplified operation. This helps enterprise use their networks to better achieve business results.
MARIESTAD TÖREBODA ENERGY Mariestad Töreboda Energy AB (MTEAB) is a utilities supplier serving central Sweden. It provides electricity, district heating, Internet and telephony services to residents and businesses.
BRAZILIAN CORPORATE POWERHOUSE - JMalucelli "The whole experience with Alcatel-Lucent solutions has been extremely positive. We're deploying the equipment into all of our locations, and any new branches or offices immediately get given the latest configuration. We've been so impressed with the quality of products that we are actively seeking opportunities to deploy a broader range of Alcatel-Lucent equipment into critical points in our infrastructure, such as the JMalucelli Data Center."
MARTINHAL BEACH RESORT & HOTEL Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel needed a convergent, flexible and reliable IP communications infrastructure to ensure first-class guest services and operational efficiency.
GREENER: Green, Energy-Efficient Network Re-organization Green Energy Efficient Network Reorganization Economic and environmental drivers have made energy efficiency a critical concern for telecommunications operators worldwide. Both wireline and wireless operators are seeking hardware and software solutions to reduce mounting energy bills.
MANGO: Mobile audio-video to go Mango is a novel service that enables rich content delivery over hot-spots to a mobile phone. The mango service has two components 1) a large scale network of caches each with a fixed-line (or 3G) backhaul, and a radio front end (currently Bluetooth, which can evolve to Femtocells) for communicating with mobiles 2) an easy to use applications for phones that allows user to browse/share/search/download content.
MONEY BEE: Operator-enabled mobile crowdsourcing service MoneyBee is a comprehensive operator-enabled mobile crowdsourcing service for emerging markets. Mobile phones present the best platform to support a crowdsourcing application for emerging markets, and telecom operators are in the best position to offer and support such a service. MoneyBee is accessible to mobile phone users in emerging markets through their mobile operators.
TELEPORT: Traffic congestion solution using Bluetooth Teleport is a traffic congestion solution that accurately estimates travel time using Bluetooth based cell phone penetration and a low-cost Bluetooth sensor network. The key idea is based on the observation that most phones carried by commuters even in emerging markets have short-range radio interfaces present on the phone.
VILLAGENET: Providing broadband access to villages Villagenet is a low-cost, high performance mesh architecture that provides broadband access to villages. This proposes a low risk (low-cost) entry point for operators, in rural regions. It targets the rural markets where there are large populations with low paying capacities.
AREG: Optimizing Recycling With Alcatel-Lucent Omnipcx Office Solution The waste-disposal company AREG in Neuburg am Inn, Germany uses modern communications technology to overcome hurdles in communication, which not only speeds up order and delivery processes but also means that they don't miss any prospective orders thanks to an easy-to-use call management system.
Hamilton Southeastern School District Case Study The Hamilton Southeastern School District, located in Fishers, Indiana, who's mission is for every student to reach their maximum potential, preparing students for a successful post-secondary education and to excel within a quickly evolving modern workforce.
OMV, Austria: Optimizing Oil Production At The Wellhead OMV, Central Europe's largest oil and gas company, wanted to optimize production at the wellhead and signifi cantly reduce operational costs. So it called on Alcatel-Lucent to implement a turnkey integrated communications solution.
The WebRTC Opportunity
British Telecom and Alcatel-Lucent IMS experts discuss the opportunity from WebRTC and IMS. WebRTC makes it easy to embed real-time communications into applications, websites and browsers.
Solving Indoor Coverage and Capacity Challenges With 80% of mobile traffic occurring inside buildings, it is critical mobile operators design their networks with a focus on improved cellular coverage and capacity if they are to ensure a high quality of experience. We recently caught up with Mat Leaver, head of Alcatel-Lucent's in-building small cells solutions, to discuss Alcatel-Lucent's approach to this critical space and how their product offerings go well beyond single technology enterprise cells.
Unconstrained Networks for the Cloud Service Era The cloud has arrived and it's already changed the way you interact with the networks you use every day. The move to the cloud has placed a burden on the data center and its network. We are Nuage Networks and we remove the constraints that are holding back the cloud.
LTE Signaling: Prevent Attach Storms The LTE Evolved Packet Core must become more reliable and fault tolerant to prevent network node failures from impacting service. Alcatel-Lucent's Dave Nowoswiat talks to new capabilities built into the EPC portfolio that restore user subscriber sessions and prevent network signaling storms.
Addressing the Multiscreen Challenge with DLNA As an end user you may never hear about Digital Living Network Alliance® (DLNA), but it can make your life a lot easier. Alcatel Lucent's Dave Robinson discusses how the new DLNA CVP-2 guidelines improve the pay TV experience.
Building digital classrooms in China In 2013 Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell was recognized as one of the top 20 Chinese companies for its CSR and philanthropy activities. We caught up with Lin Guiyang, Head of CSR in China to discuss employee volunteerism dedicated to digital literacy of youth in schools and the impact it has had in Chinese communities including with Chinese operators.
The Mobile App Rankings report – what's in it for you?
Josee Loudiadis, Director of Network intelligence at Alcatel-Lucent, joins us to talk about the recently published Mobile App Rankings report and why it is relevant to service providers, consumers and app developers.
Optical Transport Networks and Bandwidth Demand The continued demand for increased bandwidth has forced telecom operators to look for a transport solution that minimizes their total cost of ownership. Alcatel-Lucent's Kevin Drury discusses the Optical Transport Network (OTN) switching approach.
Mobile Fronthaul Optimized For Cloud RAN Mobile fronthaul transport is an attractive option as distributed radio architectures become more prevalent, especially with the transition to LTE-Advanced. We spoke to Alcatel-Lucent's John Davies to learn more about options available for fronthaul transport.
Elevate your carrier Wi-Fi with customer care Many service providers leverage carrier Wi-Fi to differentiate their services from the competition. Take a look at how using our Motive portfolio for customer care can help providers fully capitalize on the carrier Wi-Fi advantage.
Extending the Mobile VPN Service to Enterprises of All Sizes More than a third of the workforce will be mobile by 2015. We spoke to Alcatel-Lucent's Jan Vandenhoudt to learn how an Enterprise Services Gateway can be deployed to provide persistent, reliable, and secure mobile access to enterprise services and applications.
vIMS -- A platform for cloud communications IMS becomes a cloud communication platform built for new market opportunities. We can help our customers get to VoLTE faster with a simple, scalable and cost-effective cloud deployment model.
Going Virtual in the Packet Core There is lots of interest in virtualizing the EPC. Alcatel-Lucent's Keith Allan talks to our vEPC approach and why our proven portfolio will deliver even greater cost efficiencies and service flexibility.
Moving Beyond 100G Optical As bandwidth utilization continues unabated, it's already time to think about what's next. Alcatel-Lucent's Earl Kennedy outlines the key considerations when making investment decisions for 100G optical networks and beyond. Listen to the Podcast
Leading Sustainability with Gold Class Alcatel-Lucent's Head of Brand and Sustainability- Christine Diamente joins us to talk about the company's recent world-class recognition for Industry Leadership and Gold Class performance in the RobecoSAM "The Sustainability Yearbook 2014".
SDN in the MAN/WAN: Revolution or Evolution? Software Defined Networking (SDN) is already being deployed in datacenters. In this podcast, we gain insight into some of the challenges service providers may face as they extend their SDN solutions into metro and wide area networks.
Network DVR benefits end users, service providers and content owners Imagine being able to record your favorite TV shows or sporting events and access them from any device. That's what Network DVR (also known as Cloud DVR) can do for you. Alcatel-Lucent won an Emmy Â® Award for its "pioneering work in the implementation and deployment of Network DVR". We discuss the benefits and challenges of this exciting new technology with Roland Mestric.
UPMC implements SDN with Nuage Networks Bill Hanna, Vice President of Technical Services at leading healthcare provider UPMC, talks about how Nuage Networks software-defined networking solutions eliminate manual provisioning and improve the flexibility of UPMC's network assets - minimizing delay and human error for better quality of service.
SDN and NFV -- Back to Basics In this Podcast, we discuss the relationship between SDN and NFV, why it is important to understand the requirements for these two important technologies, and where we see the first use cases. Listen to the 5 minute Podcast with Phil Tilley from Alcatel-Lucent.
The Shift Plan is in Motion Alcatel-Lucent has launched the Shift Plan to refocus the company as an IP Networking and Ultra-Broadband specialist, the technologies at the heart of next-generation networks, and to deliver innovation that shapes the future of our industry.
Is "Big Data" too big? Service Providers face challenges with data analytics. They are already collecting a lot of data but the issue is that data from traditional sources like DPI and CDR lacks context. Service Providers need more advanced analytics to support planning and customer experience improvements. Hear from Patrick Tan as we discuss the Motive Big Network Analytics solution..
Bring Agility to Your Optical Network As consumers adopt more connected devices, operators can transform their optical networks to more agilely meet customer demand and quality expectations. In this podcast, David Stokes talks to market dynamics and identifies what to look for in an equipment vendor. Listen to the Podcast
Why is Ultra-broadband Important? Hear Alcatel-Lucent's definition of ultra-broadband. Lindsay Newell, VP of Corporate & Product Marketing, explains the value ultra-broadband delivers to service providers and their customers.
Preparing for all-unicast migration Hear some of Alcatel-Lucent customers -- Swisscom, Telus and Time Warner Cable -- discussing this surge in unicast traffic and describe the paths they have taken to prepare their networks.
Are you getting Small Cells fast enough?
Increasing coverage and capacity are some of challenges mobile operators want to solve, but what is driving the demand beyond that? David Swift from Alcatel-Lucent's Wireless Networks provides his insights.
Motive ServiceView for Home Explained
Part of Alcatel-Lucent's Ultra-Broadband strategy - ServiceView for Home helps Service Providers move from assisted service to self service.. It can also solve problems before they are exposed to the end user.
Manage Signaling Impact of Small Cells
Adding small cells to your LTE macro network can have a big impact on the EPC. They are ideal for coverage and capacity, but the signaling load on your MME will grow. Find out how our expertise and unique idle mode features can reduce the impact.
CloudBand NFV Ecosystem: Making NFV a Reality
CloudBand NFV Ecosystem: Making NFV a Reality with David Amzallag, Vice President and CTO, Virtual Telecommunications and Cloud Solutions, Alcatel-Lucent, talks to Telecoms.com about Software Defined Networking and Network Functions Virtualization. He talks about a significantly reduced time to market and a reduction in capex and opex.
Get Ultra-Broadband to Everyone
Microwave technology already transports more than 50% of the world's cellular traffic. As we move to more IP-based services, we talk to Wireless Transmission GM Francois Allain about why Packet Microwave is so well-suited to provide greater capacity with lower TCO. Listen to the podcast
Winning Top Honors for Customer Experience Management
Greg Owens, Marketing Director for Alcatel-Lucent's Motive Customer Experience portfolio, joins us after winning the industry's prestigious 2013 Frost and Sullivan award. He explains why customer experience is top of mind for service providers as a key to survival. And he explains why Motive is the industry's choice for best customer experience management solution in the product leadership category.
StrongHer - an Alcatel-Lucent employee diversity network
StrongHer is an employee networking and support group created by Alcatel-Lucent women in 2011 using our internal collaborative platform, Engage. Today the group has more 830 members (16% of whom are men) in more than 40 countries. In 2012, StrongHer organized some 50 events (mostly in France, India and the U.S.) on topics such as work/life balance, leadership and openness. It boosted its internal presence within Alcatel-Lucent by establishing new groups in Germany, France and Ireland, and by adding to its highly collaborative online community, which features more than 500 blog posts and discussions to date. It also developed its external presence by establishing contacts with other diversity-aware companies and by launching its own Twitter account (@Strong_Her).
Keep backhaul front of mind for LTE / LTE-A
LTE and LTE-Advanced promise a far better experience for the end user. But these technologies introduce new challenges in the backhaul network, which plays a critical role in maintaining high quality of experience. Listen to the podcast to learn more about backhaul considerations for LTE and LTE-A.
Evolve to Seamless MPLS
If you are making the move to end-to-end MPLS, find out why you need to consider Seamless MPLS to optimize network efficiency.
Getting to the Core of LTE
Ever wonder how an LTE connection happens? At the (packet) core of the LTE network is the EPC. And it's the "magic" behind LTE. Listen as Patrick McCabe demystifies the EPC
LTE Backhaul: Market Insight
We talk with Informa's editorial director Mike Hibberd about the rapid growth in LTE, and the implications for LTE backhaul since it underpins the consumer's quality of service.
Alcatel-Lucent wins Emmy for Network DVR
Most people today have a DVR in their living room to record programs for viewing later. Network DVR is the next step. It pulls out the hard disk from the home and puts it inside the network. This Emmy Award recognizes Alcatel-Lucent of its "Pioneering Work in Implementation and deployment" of this technology. Hear more about the award and the technology in this podcast.
Alcatel-Lucent Converged IP Management
The Alcatel-Lucent 5620 Service Aware Manager (SAM) enables end-to-end network and service management across all domains of the converged, all-IP network. This product helps service providers quickly maximize operational efficiencies through fast provisioning and troubleshooting, proactive assurance and flexibility that eases integration into the network.
Keep backhaul front of mind for LTE / LTE-A
LTE and LTE-Advanced promise a far better experience for the end user. But these technologies introduce new challenges in the backhaul network, which plays a critical role in maintaining high quality of experience. Listen to the podcast to learn more about backhaul considerations for LTE and LTE-A.
Podcast: Why Hotter Networks Need A Cooler Core With traffic growing exponentially, network operators are feeling the heat of ever faster and more power- and space-hungry core routers. How can they keep growing capacity without blowing the doors off their NOCs?
Podcast: MEF-Certified for Carrier Ethernet 2.0 The CE services market has grown to $30 billion in just 10 years. And now the MEF is certifying products & services to speed and simplify deployment. We interviewed Alcatel-Lucent's Phil Tilley, who is also MEF Global Marketing Co-Chair, to find out why CE 2.0 certification is good for service providers.
Don't Look Now, But You've Been Phone-jacked! By Kevin McNamee, Security Architect and Director of Alcatel-Lucent's Kindsight Security Labs. The open nature of the Android operating system makes Droid owners prime targets for hackers. It needs to be complemented by a network-based approach to security.
L1 Encryption Optical Network - Alcatel-Lucent at CCW 2013 CCW - Critical Communications World (formerly TETRA World Congress) is a key worldwide event for governmental agencies, Public Safety agencies, Energy & Transport Industries and the place to be for any company using a TETRA or PMR network.
Can you hear me now? Yes! Ever lose a call on your mobile, just because you moved to a hallway, elevator or parking lot? It's a challenge mobile service providers want to solve to ensure their customers remain happy.
Alcatel-Lucent Services: Ideas in motion. Innovation at hand Innovation defines our industry, and that means our industry is constantly being redefined. To be competitive in a field of unprecedented business and technological changes, you need access to a flow of continuous ideas that yield relevant, customer-focused innovations.
Alcatel-Lucent at CCW 2013 — Demo Tour CCW (Critical Communications World, formerly TETRA World Congress) is a key worldwide event for governmental agencies, public safety agencies, energy & transport industries and the place to be for any company using a TETRA or PMR network.
Alcatel-Lucent's WebRTC solution stands out from the competition Alcatel-Lucent is investing across several WebRTC areas to help Service Providers deliver communications in web browsers and HTML5 apps. Mike Lambert joins us to discuss how ALU's WebRTC strategy stands out from the competition. Listen to this 4 minute Podcast.
Alcatel-Lucent Proactive Care Services Alcatel-Lucent Proactive Care Services provide early insight into network problems through proactive maintenance and proactive network care. Recommendations enable service providers to address issues before they escalate to affect services, revenue and the customer experience.
Podcast:Tips for Enhancing Virtual Desktop QoE Cloud services, such as virtual desktop, are marketing their operating efficiency and cost savings. But end users must feel satisfied with performance, or they will turn to other office tools.
Alcatel-Lucent: Our innovation at the heart of communications Alcatel-Lucent's innovations are helping to realize the potential of a connected world. It starts with the birth of modern communications through archived footage of the invention of the phone, right into the future where communications are empowering people, bringing them together, like never before.
Smart Plan Solution Demonstration The Alcatel-Lucent Smart Plan solution helps service providers "mobilize the data plan." Yesterday's traditional voice users are today's and tomorrow's heavy mobile data users.
Mobile Learning Today more than 69 million children do not have access to basic education.
Alcatel-Lucent Living in a Smart City - Wuxi China In a city where the population is growing rapidly, discover how ICT helps the Chinese city of Wuxi to deliver new services to all citizens, from infants to the elderly, while respecting longstanding cultural traditions.
Alcatel-Lucent Mobilize the Data Plan Mobile broadband usage is exploding. Operators can leverage the growing opportunity around real-time mobile data, earn customer loyalty and stabilize declining voice and SMS revenues.
Alcatel-Lucent Youconnect...it's "magic"! Youconnect is a new service launched by Alcatel-Lucent with the 3 main mobile operators in France. Discover how, thanks to this mobile application, you can register to vente-privee.com in 3 clicks!
Alcatel-Lucent iCocoon: Immersive Video Conferencing System Collaboration between remote teams is more important than ever before. This movie will show the research results of the iCocoon project. It investigated how future video conferencing systems can become more immersive and engaging, by utilizing 3D and computer-vision technologies.
A New Era of Mobile Backhaul Service providers have Get the backhaul you need to go big with small cells. Alcatel-Lucent's mobile backhaul portfolio addresses provides the flexibility, scalability and operational simplicity to deliver the best customer experience at the lowest possible total cost of ownership (TCO).
Embedded OTDR: Troubleshooting at the speed of light Service providers have invested heavily in fiber infrastructure to meet increased demand for residential and business services. Fiber cables are built to resist a variety of outdoor factors, but faults can happen - affecting service delivery for large numbers of users. Alcatel-Lucent's embedded OTDR innovation provides fiber monitoring and troubleshooting to prevent this from happening.
InsideOut: Alcatel-Lucent's newscast - episode3 Welcome to InsideOut, a news wrap up program that brings the exciting happenings from the four corners of the globe to you, in a different way. We dig into Alcatel-Lucent's hottest events, announcements and news.
Living In Smart Cities - Saudi Arabia
Saudi citizens are excited about the opportunity to have a voice in smart city development, satisfying basic need for Internet connectivity and a safe, modern way of life as well as supporting their entrepreneurial goals.
Alcatel-Lucent Wins TD-LTE Contract to China Mobile
China Mobile, the world largest wireless operator with over 650 mobile subscribers, announced plans to deploy a large scale TD-LTE network. Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell is pleased to be a part of China Mobile's plans.
VDSL2 Zero-Touch Vectoring VDSL2 Vectoring is a noise-cancelling technology. It removes the noise, or interference, among the VDSL2 lines in a bundle - so that each VDSL2 line can operate at its best and deliver 100Mbps at distances of up to 400m using service providers' existing copper infrastructure.
One flew over the cornfield "Innovative applications for civil drones Parrot, the French company famed for its automotive and multimedia products, launched into action with its AR.Drone in 2010. The concept was simple: a drone quadricopter equipped with two cameras and controlled using Wi-Fi from your smartphone.
Wireless Nomads: An interview with Patricia With Patricia's story, discover how wireless nomads quickly adopt new technologies and integrate their smartphones into their daily lifestyle to increase their ability to go from one place to another while interacting with their social network.
Wireless Nomads: An interview with Gene In Chicago, Illinois, we met a man named "Gene". He is a sound engineer and an emigrant from Russia. His wife and three children live in a small flat on the north side of the city.
Wireless Nomads: An interview with Thierry Early in our exploration we met a man named Thierry. Thierry can best be described as an early adopter "gadget guy" and a serial entrepreneur. Thierry owns a variety of mobile devices.
Living in a Smart City -- Zürich, Switzerland Long regarded as a prosperous and modern city, Zürich (Switzerland), impacted by global challenges, is now innovating with a 2000 Watt Society vision along with an open access network and smart grid services.
GII 2012: Ben Verwaayen, CEO Alcatel-Lucent Innovation is a fuel for the economy: of cities, of countries, of regions...it's not just the "Eureka" moments or technology; it's also new ways to package, to find and create value.
Bell Labs Demo - Interactions with smart objects - Open Days 2012 Objects are becoming smart, but how will they look like? The Internet of Things (IoT) vision promises to enhance the capabilities of everyday objects by augmenting them with information or services, but rarely highlight the change brought by such technologies from the end-user perspective.
Redefine the wireless experience with LTE Long Term Evolution (LTE)/4G will deliver a new wireless broadband experience for consumers and enterprise users, enabling limitless revenue generation possibilities for service providers and application and content developers.
Because expectations are high Eric Olson (Senior Vice President, Business for Social Responsibility) talks about what he expects of companies such as Alcatel-Lucent on their Corporate Responsibility practices in key areas such as energy efficiency, how they produce products and people in both the company and across communities.
It's how we work Corporate responsibility: is that part of a program, or is it part of your DNA? For us it is absolutely part of our DNA. We want it in evry aspect of our way of working. It is a part of the success formula of our organization.
Networking at the Speed of Science The Energy Sciences Network is the high speed network that supports the mission of the United States Department of Energy's Office of Science.
Neo-urbanization - the new paradigm shift
Neo-urbanization - a new mega-trend rising in India and other parts of the world - is the extension of traditionally urban benefits and opportunities to semi-rural and rural communities.
Rethink the IP Core Core routers need to scale in density, bandwidth and performance to keep up with the surge in video traffic.
Energy Efficient Networks: Service Providers' Green Choices In a world faced with growing environmental challenges and resource constraints, energy efficiency is one of the most critical issues facing service providers, particularly those deploying networks to areas not served by reliable electrical power.
Alcatel-Lucent Global Cloud Initiative CloudBand is a key element of Alcatel-Lucent's cloud initiative, which supports the adoption and transformation of Alcatel-Lucent's own platforms and applications to a cloud-based architecture.
The power of diversity Innovation comes from having diverse teams. It comes from somebody in a meeting saying, "What if?" or "Have you thought about dong it this way?" or asking "Why are we doing it this way?
The trajectory of progress Speed to market and a robust innovation pipeline are the most important ingredients. Once you're on the trajectory of progress, you increase your speed going forward.
TM Forum Day 1 Highlights - Customer Experience is Key TM Forum Management World is taking place this week in Dublin, and here are Day 1 Highlights -- Customer Experience is Key: Alcatel-Lucent is showcasing our services innovations around cloud, customer experience and managed services
TM Forum Day 2 Highlights - OSS/IT On Day 2 of TM Forum Management World in Dublin, Alcatel-Lucent consultants and industry analysts discuss the importance of OSS/IT to innovative new services as well as reduce CAPEX and OPEX.
The Magic of VDSL2 Vectoring
VDSL2 Vectoring is hot. Analyst firm — Broadbandtrends estimates that by 2017 — 27% of all VDSL2 lines will be Vectored. Stefaan Vanhastel — Marketing Director, Alcatel-Lucent Fixed Networks — will take us through the magic world of Vectoring and explain how it works, what it brings, and how this technology will literally change the lives of hundreds of millions of people around the world.
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Sprint's Views on Business Integrity and Compliance
When making vendor selections, Sprint has clear business integrity and compliance standards that must be upheld. Sprint's Vice President of Supply Chain Gene Agee joins us to discuss the importance of business integrity, compliance and the key elements needed for best in class compliance programs.
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Video on Demand and the Bandwidth Challenge
Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs' has conducted a study to forecast video growth and quantify its impact on residential broadband networks. We talk to Tony Kourlas, product marketing manager at Alcatel-Lucent to reveal some of the key findings from this Bell Labs study and what it means for service providers.
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Countless Connections. One Customer Experience. Alcatel-Lucent.
The demand for broadband services is exploding as customers seek a richer and more personalized connected experience. Service providers are focused on enabling their customers with a superior experience as a means to attract and retain subscribers. David Stevenson, President of Alcatel-Lucent's Customer Experience Solutions, shares his perspective surrounding the Customer Experience Management industry buzz and the growing opportunities in the mobility space.
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Is Trust the New Currency?
How important is security and privacy to consumers and how can service providers secure their trust? Allison Cerra, VP of Marketing at Alcatel-Lucent, shares some fascinating insights into consumer perception of online privacy -- revealed through an interesting research approach known as "ethnography."
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Reliability and Availability of Cloud Computing
Alcatel-Lucent's reliability engineer Randee Adams tell us how her new co-authored book provides IS/IT system and solution architects, developers, and engineers with the knowledge needed to assess the impact of virtualization and cloud computing on service reliability and availability. It reveals how to select the most appropriate design for reliability diligence to assure that user expectations are met. The book is available from Amazon, Wiley.com, iBook and other retailers.
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New Conversation APIs from Alcatel-Lucent (Part 1 of 2)
Communications are evolving from a standalone service to a set of critical features that will be embedded into everything - appliances, applications, browsers, games, web-site, machines and more. APIs are the delivery mechanism that will make that happen and are the currency of today's data communication driven economy. Alcatel-Lucent has introduced a set of powerful New Conversation APIs enabling Service Providers to rapidly innovate on their IMS communications platform and in doing so bridge telecom and web services.
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The Future of Technology
Marcus Weldon - Alcatel-lucent CTO joins Digital Ideas. We discuss technology trends for 2012 and beyond with emphasis on what they mean to society, service providers and the equipment vendor community.
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The Future of Wireless is Wired
Marcus Weldon, Alcatel-Lucent's CTO explains why wires and fixed networks are always going to be an important part of our wireless world. We discuss unlicensed spectrum, 4G/LTE and predictions about wireless growth over the next 5 years.
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How to Strengthen Your Core: ALU VP Talks About the 7950 XRS
Alcatel-Lucent recently launched the most powerful and energy efficient core router family in the market today. Alcatel-Lucent's VP of Product Marketing - Lindsay Newell talks about the 7950 XRS, why core routing is more important than ever and why the latest core router technology is essential for Service Providers to provide their customers with the best user experience possible.
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Mobile Technologies Continue to Evolve
Markus Hofmann - head of research for Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs organization talks about what his team is doing to continue to evolve mobile technologies and what future applications we might see in mobile networks.
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