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The new demands of video, mobility and cloud services have spurred carriers to rearchitect their networks—with service agility, automation and accommodation of the explosive growth in mobile traffic high on their agenda. Understanding the future of virtualized services and networks alongside the impact of video everywhere is critical for all players engaged in carrier and enterprise networking.

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  • Michael Howard | June 22, 2017
    The “software-defined” focus of telecom means not only separation of the control plane and the data plane with a centralized view of the whole network or its major parts but also a distribution of intelligence—read compute—in stepping stones toward the extreme edge of the network. We hear “edge compute” embodied in such efforts as MEC, at first in “Mobile Edge Compute,” morphing into “Multi-access Edge Compute”.
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  • Heidi Adams, Michael Howard | June 20, 2017
    Moving contrary to current popular belief—that the future evolution of networking is fully open and software defined—Nokia comes to market with an unapologetically hardware-oriented launch of its newest generation of routing silicon and purpose-built high-performance routers. With this announcement, Nokia signals its ongoing commitment to developing high-performance routing and switching hardware for its traditional base of service provider customers while also putting an increased focus on the web-scale Internet Content Providers (ICPs). Clients, please log in to read the full content.
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  • Stéphane Téral | June 01, 2017
    Once again I attended the TM Forum, held in lovely Nice from May 15 to 17, just a week before the commencement of the Cannes Festival and two weeks before the Grand Prix de Monaco. Needless to say, the French Riviera was very busy during the event, which was marked by a strong focus on digital transformation, whatever that means! Clients, please log in to view the full content.
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  • Icon Senior Research Director, VoIP, UC, and IMS
    Joining Infonetics Research/IHS in December 2008 and leveraging 20 years of telecom industry analyst and marketing experience, Diane Myers is widely regarded as one of the VoIP industry's top analysts.
  • Icon Directing Analyst, Enterprise Networks and Video
    A leading expert on enterprise networking and communications technologies, MatthiasMachowinski has 14 years’ experience as an analyst in the telecom and datacom industry and specializes in the data and communication technologies deployed by small/medium businesses (SMBs), enterprises, and public sector organizations. His areas of focus include emerging network use cases, network technologies, architecture adoption rates, wired/wireless convergence, the effects of downtime, and end-user spending trends.
  • Icon Senior Research Director, Carrier Networks
    Michael Howard co-founded market research firm Infonetics Research in 1990, and today is recognized worldwide as one of the industry’s leading experts in emerging markets, network operator trends, and user buying patterns.
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