Next Generation Communications once again this week demonstrated its breadth, depth and global interest. From wireless to submarine cabling to video, from the U.S. to the UAE, and covering the enterprise, service providers, the education market and eco-sustainability there is a lot to read about.
Since community sponsor Alcatel-Lucent (News - Alert) (ALU) was in the news this week, it seems appropriate to start with why they made headlines. First, is the announcement that du, a specialist provider of mobile and fixed telephony, broadband connectivity and IPTV (News - Alert) services, will be extending their network services throughout the UAE based on advanced IP-routing technology solutions from ALU. Second, to address the capacity demands arising in the trans-Pacific region, ALU is upgrading the link between Japan and California using advanced coherent technology.
Connecting the world over with advanced optical transmission capabilities on undersea cables, also made news with the announcement that TE SubCom has successfully demonstrated 100Gb/s per wavelength coherent transmission over trans-Atlantic distances.
In other industry news, LTE (News - Alert) and video are front and center.
As noted above, next generation communications covers a lot of markets and competencies as can be seen by the eclectic nature of our features.
- TMCnet Contributor Mae Kowalke, delved into how the “new normal” is driving network transformation and how ALU’s High Leverage Network is aimed at helping service providers meet traffic demand and monetization goals.
- An interesting case study on how Alcorn State University upgraded its campus network to next gen capabilities was the focus of TMCnet Contributor Robbie Pleasant.
- The user experience for all of those apps that individuals and organizations are deploying needs an Application Fluent Network if the values of those apps are to be fully maximized.
- Mae Kowalke also had a piece on the progress that GreenTouch consortium has made in a relatively short period of time on coming up with recommendations for ICT on how to reduce the carbon footprint of our industry and help customers as well.
Finally, here are some recommendations for your weekend reading starting with two Alcatel-Lucent TechZine articles:
If you were unable to participate by all means check out the recent webinar, SDN: Let’s Cut The Hype, What is the Reality? In addition, the community Resource Center has updated whitepapers, videos and case studies. In fact, two videos I continue to recommend are: Alcatel-Lucent WebRTC dynamic video composition on a web page, and Alcatel-Lucent iCocoon: Immersive Video Conferencing System.