OSS

Fast Tracking Network Automation

Traditional telco operations support systems (OSS) have tended to focus on point solutions that provide specific functions in their own attempt to automate networks. However, this approach has often failed to live up to its promise.

Cisco at ANGA 2016

By Yves Padrines, VP, Global Service Provider EMEAR, Cisco Broadband meets content meets transformation through innovation at this year’s ANGA COM gathering, scheduled to run three days from June 7-9 in Cologne, Germany. ANGA COM is one of my favorites in the trade show cycle, because it’s such a focused marketplace for network operators, content […]

November 23, 2015

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Light Reading OSS in the Era of SDN and NFV panel discussion on Service Orchestration

On November 5th Cisco participated at Light Reading’s OSS in the Era of SDN and NFV: Evolution vs. Revolution. Heavy Reading Senior Analyst, Caroline Chappell, organized this one-day event. In my mind, Caroline is our industry’s analyst’s analyst. She is always willing to dig down into the hard technical details so she can explain the […]

Innovation in Action: Exciting Catalyst Demonstrations at TM Forum Live in Nice

Last month, I encouraged you to come visit our booth at TMFLive! in Nice to see how Cisco’s unified service management solution helps Service Providers transform their networks into centers of excellence for building customer trust and loyalty by enhancing the customer experience. Now I am proud to announce that, once again, Cisco has partnered […]

November 13, 2014

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Open Standards, Open Source, Open Loop

As the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) meets in Hawaii (IETF 91), the unavoidable question for both participants and observers is whether a Standards Development Organization (SDO) like the IETF is relevant in a rapidly expanding environment of Open Source Software (OSS) projects. For those new to the conversation, the open question is NOT whether […]

Virtualization, SDN, and Radically Simplified Operations

Today many look to SDN as the next big revolution in Networking.  But why is there such hype?  What radical change in the economics of networking will shift the industry?  The answer is Virtualization. Virtualization’s growth is still in its infancy, and many aspects remain unexplored.  Still there are aspects of which we are certain: […]