The Connected Consumer Cloud - One place to rule them all

With the doors now open for competitive 4G offerings from the major players, the proliferation of consumer content cloud services is one that operators are looking to, to drive loyalty and value. With 89 per cent of consumers saying they would value the ability to share content anywhere, across devices, secure content services are the key to not only gaining new customers, but to retaining and growing existing bases.

The cloud is a term that has not only become part of an IT professionals day-to-day but,...

By Allen Scott, 11 June 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud, Consumers, Industry, Marketing, Operators, Research.

Creating standards for higher-speed networks of tomorrow

The networks of tomorrow will need higher speeds than networks of the past. 

That’s because new applications are increasing bandwidth needs in fiber optic networks.  In addition, cloud computing leads to greater variability in traffic destinations. Customers need new technologies to support communications and dynamic network reconfiguration at higher speeds.

For DWDM (dense wave division multiplexing) transport technologies, the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) is the leading industry...

By Tellabs, 16 May 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Broadband, Cloud, Fiber Optic, Infrastructure, Networks, Research.

Impacts of convergence on the enterprise app store

Converging roadsWelcome to the Partnerpedia Thought Leadership series on Enterprise Mobility. Today we are focusing on “Impacts of Application Convergence on the Enterprise App Store”, and my guest is Sam Liu, Partnerpedia’s VP of Marketing and Business Development. Sam brings ton of experience in the enterprise space and on this subject matter. Welcome Sam and thank you for...

By Partnerpedia, 13 May 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Apps, Cloud, Infrastructure, Mobile.

Monetising cloud/OTT services – agility still top priority for CSPs

There was a familiar topic at the centre of discussion at the recent Telco Cloud World Forum in London; arguably one that has yet to be fully addressed.

Alongside the widespread acceptance that the IT and telecoms industries are rapidly converging "in equal parts a challenge and an opportunity for both" there has been continued discussion on how CSPs must quickly adapt to offer a wider set of services beyond traditional communications.

The reason for this convergence is relatively straightforward –...

By Rob Smith, 01 May 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud, Industry, Infographic.

What does it take to survive ‘in the cloud’?

Most enterprises are familiar with this scenario: they purchase expensive software applications for installation on-site. They deal with a cumbersome and time-consuming installation process. Have a substantial IT department to deal with rollouts, support and maintenance of such applications. Know that the product is limited to the features inherent upon purchase. And, of course, face the challenge of ever-growing demand for storage capabilities. Storage limitations that slow down the application and take away from the...

By Allot Communications, 17 April 2013, 1 comment. Categories: Cloud, Infrastructure.

The Oracle juggernaut keeps rolling, picks up Tekelec

Dana Cooperson, Practice Leader, Network InfrastructureCommunications service providers (CSPs) are simultaneously looking for ways to improve service efficiency and customer experience while opening new revenue veins through mining of network assets. These efforts are particularly crucial in spectrum-constrained mobile networks. Oracle’s pending acquisition of Tekelec furthers its ambitions to provide leadership and a one-stop shop for CSPs looking to build more efficient, intelligent networks while tapping new revenue sources. CSPs...

By Ovum Research, 09 April 2013, 1 comment. Categories: Big Data, Cloud, LTE, Networks.

Oracle snaps up Tekelec in an enhanced telecoms play

Larry Ellison’s company may be best known for its cloud portfolio, but Oracle has recently been looking to make a serious push towards telecoms, enhanced by the acquisition of Tekelec announced yesterday.

Tekelec, formed in 1971, is used by over 300 service providers worldwide and deals in network signalling, policy control and subscriber data management, giving providers the opportunity to monetise cloud, OTT and personalised services with the huge increase in data traffic.

This appears to fit right into the Silicon...

By James Bourne, 26 March 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Cloud, LTE, Networks.

Among peers, Wipro uses verticalisation and SAP in “nexus” strategy

Margaret Goldberg, Associate Analyst, IT Services

Ovum analysts attended Nasscom in February and had the opportunity to discuss many of the leading Indian providers’ strategies for 2013 and beyond. The “nexus” of mobility, cloud, analytics, and social media, and the rush to develop strategies around it, came to the fore throughout the event and continues to be a common topic in vendor discussions. As we noted in our StraightTalk opinion immediately following the conference (Nasscom needs to redefine remit to reflect...

By Ovum Research, 14 March 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud, Mobile.

Ericsson furthers M2M and video commitment

Ericsson added to its flurry of recent announcements at this morning’s press conference at MWC 2013. Today’s announcements follow similar themes to the others (M2M and video) and fit neatly with Ericsson’s vision for the “networked society”. However, they are more than just theory or a new product, with Ericsson revealing that operators are already using the services. In the case of M2M, we question whether there could be greater opportunities...

By Ovum Research, 28 February 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Cloud, M2M.

Network monetisation: Build the business of your network

This is the first in a series of blog posts on Network Monetization, a new suite of services and programs that Ciena has unveiled to help service providers accelerate revenue growth. Chuck Kaplan is Ciena’s VP of Portfolio Solutions, and leads the Industry Marketing team that helped develop Ciena’s Network Monetization program.“How much?” and “When?”   For a vast majority of network equipment...

By Ciena, 21 February 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud, Networks.