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telecom service providers


March 26, 2009  12:38 PM

EU telcos weigh economics of network management outsourcing



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, network management, NSN, outsourcing, telecom service providers

The EU says telcos there are weathering the economic storm so far, better in fact than most industry sectors. This contrasts with other stories that telcos are outsourcing network management to reduce costs.

We think that the truth of the situation is closer to the EU version. We’ve...

March 17, 2009  3:38 PM

Cisco’s generalized data center solution — risky business



Posted by: Tom Nolle
blade servers, Cisco, dta center, network virtualization, service delivery platform, telecom service providers

Cisco made its long-awaited “California” announcement, but the event didn’t fully address the critical questions of just how the new products will be positioned. At one level, Cisco announced itself as a general-purpose...


January 27, 2009  2:55 PM

DPI: Use it, but don’t use it



Posted by: Tom Nolle
applications, Deep Packet Inspection, DPI, equipment vendors, telecom service providers

Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) continues to be a contentious topic, and service providers are so leery of regulatory intervention that they avoid words with any of those letters in them.

They’ve told us to ask vendors not to use the term—they prefer “application-specific routing”...


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