Preventing Chaos in Virtualized Networks: Management and Orchestration

Virtualization is arguably the biggest buzzword in telcos today and rightly so. The lure of agility and the ability overhaul network components in a matter in hours is not only powerful but extremely lucrative. However with a heterogeneous network of … Continue reading Preventing Chaos in Virtualized Networks: Management and Orchestration

Asad Naveed, PTCL

Interview: General Manager (System Eng), PTCL: “Moving to fibre is not optional… but we are trying to use the existing copper network to its full extent.”

Asad Naveed, General Manager (System Eng), PTCL, Pakistan is taking part in an interactive discussion entitled, “Can Next Generation Fixed Services be delivered over Copper, or is Fiber Required?” taking place on Day One of the Broadband Asia conference, taking place on the 29th-30th April 2014 at the Suntec, Singapore. Continue reading Interview: General Manager (System Eng), PTCL: “Moving to fibre is not optional… but we are trying to use the existing copper network to its full extent.”

The Ultra-importance of Ubiquitous Ultrabroadband

It is becoming increasingly apparent that we are approaching the much-vaunted ‘nirvana’ of ubiquitous connectivity to media, content and web services hosted in the Cloud and accessed on any device, anywhere. This is being enabled by the emergence and convergence of key Web/IT technologies (virtualisation and SDN), key networking technologies (IP/MPLS, multi-tenancy) and key devices (tablets, smartphones and low cost/power M2M devices). But two key problems remain: the economics and the access. Continue reading The Ultra-importance of Ubiquitous Ultrabroadband

Broadband World Forum Day Two keynote round-up

We’re here to celebrate the success that that industry is enjoying.” These were among the opening works from the Ulf Ewaldsson, the senior vice president, and chief technology officer of Ericsson, who kicked things off on Day Two of the Broadband World Forum. Continue reading Broadband World Forum Day Two keynote round-up

Interview: “Telcos can supply the bridge between the customer and cloud”: Head of Emerging Business/Strategic Marketing, Turkcell

Orçun M. Özalp, Head of Emerging Business/Strategic Marketing, Turkcell is speaking in the Virtualisation & Cloud track on Day Three of the Broadband World Forum, taking place on the 22nd – 24th October 2013 at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre, Amsterdam. Ahead of the show we talk to him about the unique advantages that telcos can bring to the managed cloud services market. Continue reading Interview: “Telcos can supply the bridge between the customer and cloud”: Head of Emerging Business/Strategic Marketing, Turkcell

Interview: Marketing and products executive director, GVT Brazil: “Cloud gaming is one of the services with the most potential for retail customers.”

Ricardo Sanfelice, marketing and products executive director for GVT Brazil, is speaking on Day One of the Broadband LATAM 2013 conference, taking place on 2-3 July 2013 at the Grand Hyatt, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Ahead of the show we find out why fibre is such a focus for the Brazilian telco. FTTH is clearly the optimal solution performance wise, but is clearly cost prohibitive. Does is make sense to invest in FTTH? Large companies, such as GVT, have to invest in fibre to achieve a greater geographical footprint. Spreading to new areas using FTTH makes sense as the CAPEX may … Continue reading Interview: Marketing and products executive director, GVT Brazil: “Cloud gaming is one of the services with the most potential for retail customers.”