Enabling MaaS Through a Distributed IoT Data Fabric, Fog Computing and Network Protocols
Transport networks in cities and regional centres are under increasing pressure from escalating customer demand. Fuelled by population growth, increasing urbanisation and expanding customer expectations, governments and private sector transport...
Towards a Multimodal Transportation Data Framework
Digitisation is occurring at a rapid pace across all modes of transportation. Whether this be future disruptive services such as Mobility-as-a-Service or improving road safety through Connected and Automated Vehicles;...
Transport Modernization Can Help Service Providers Achieve Massive Footprint Savings
Before heading to OFC 2017, Bill Gartner connects with Verizon’s Vice President of Network Planning, Lee Hicks to get his perspective on Verizon’s network modernization plans.
Latest Updates from ACG on Transport/Multi-Layer SDN
A recent ACG report on SDN enabled equipment and SDN Control / Application software shows Cisco leading the overall ML-SDN market.
The Next-Generation Transport Network: Solution Options
There are a number of options for modernizing your transport network, including native TDM switching over the optical transport network (OTN), a complete overlay network with routers and DWDM, and finally migrating to packet optical using circuit emulation (CEM). Each option has value, but the value depends on your end goal. In a previous post, […]
A Requirements Checklist for the Next Generation Transport Network
By: Alison Izard, Marketing Manager, Cisco In our recently published E-Book, A Roadmap for Transport Network Modernization, we use a step-by-step checklist to evaluate what should be considered before embarking on a network modernization project. Our checklist seeks to address a core set of modernization requirements all service providers share. If you haven’t already developed […]
Software Innovations for Cloud Scale Networking
Back in 2011, web pioneer Marc Andreessen wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, entitled “Why software is eating the world”. I couldn’t agree more! First, let’s have a look at what’s going on in the industry at large. Every company in every vertical industry is facing unprecedented competitive pressure from new players making […]
Enivest and Cisco Deploy a DWDM Network at Light Speed
Guest blog by Dan Crawford, Marketing Manager, Cisco In the western Scandinavian fjords of Norway, Enivest an internet service provider has deployed a new optical transport network using a Cisco optical network solution (NCS 2000). While this, in itself, may not be big news to most people, the real story is about how Enivest managed this deployment. For people who are […]