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Embrace next-gen services of the experiential kind -- for revenue's sake

As network connections revenue declines, next-gen services that deliver a user experience can transform the business. Note to operators: Missing this opportunity is not optional.

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  • dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM)

    Dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) is a technology that puts data from different sources together on an optical fiber, with each signal carried at the same time on its own separate light wavelength.

  • BGP (Border Gateway Protocol)

    BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) is a protocol that manages how packets are routed across the internet through the exchange of routing and reachability information between edge routers.

  • Telecommunications

    Telecommunications is the transmission of data, voice and video over significant distances by electronic means that use a wide variety of networks and media.

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Core & Access Networks

Telecom networks are one of the most complex systems in the world, from the core network equipment all the way out to the access network technologies. Here you'll find resources on designing, implementing and routing telecom networks, as well the many technologies and protocols they use, specifically MPLS, VoIP, carrier Ethernet and optical technologies.

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  • dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM)

    Dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) is a technology that puts data from different sources together on an optical fiber, with each signal carried at the same time on its own separate light wavelength.

  • adaptive routing (dynamic routing)

    Adaptive routing, also called dynamic routing, is a process for determining the optimal path a data packet should follow through a network to arrive at a specific destination. Adaptive routing can be compared to a commuter taking a different route to work after learning that traffic on his usual route is backed up.

  • IPv4 address class

    An IPv4 address class is a categorical division of internet protocol addresses in IPv4-based routing. Separate IP classes are used for different types of networks.

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Telecom Business Issues

Telecommunications service providers are more essential to businesses and consumers than ever before, but even as their services become must-haves, they face increasing pressure to reduce operational costs while increasing revenue. This section addresses running the business of telecommunications, and the importance of average revenue per user (ARPU) and return on investment (ROI).

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  • Telecommunications

    Telecommunications is the transmission of data, voice and video over significant distances by electronic means that use a wide variety of networks and media.

  • vCPE (virtual customer premises equipment)

    Virtual customer premises equipment (also referred to as vCPE or cloud CPE) are enterprise network services delivered through software. While providers must manually deploy traditional, physical CPE devices onsite, they can provision and manage vCPE remotely.

  • vEPC (virtual Evolved Packet Core)

    The vEPC offers a framework to support converged voice and data on 4G Long-Term Evolution networks. vEPC is the abstraction of Evolved Packet Core components into software that runs on generic servers, potentially cutting costs and improving service delivery.

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Telecom Network Operations

Telecom network operations on a global scale involve the coordination of many disciplines and requires extreme skill and precision. Operations are changing dramatically to adapt to IP networking. In this section, you'll find resources on service delivery platforms, telecom network management, security and OSS/BSS for carrier networks.

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  • network convergence

    Network convergence is the efficient coexistence of telephone, video and data communication within a single network.

  • BGP (Border Gateway Protocol)

    BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) is a protocol that manages how packets are routed across the internet through the exchange of routing and reachability information between edge routers.

  • Telecommunications

    Telecommunications is the transmission of data, voice and video over significant distances by electronic means that use a wide variety of networks and media.

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Wireless and Mobile Carrier Networks

The mobile industry is one of the fastest growing on the planet. Wireless carriers are growing at amazing speeds to adapt to customer demands for increased mobile devices and services. In this section, you'll find resources to help you build up your mobile and cellular infrastructure, implement fixed mobile convergence and IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem), and accommodate the increasing need for wireless broadband access.

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  • landline

    A landline is a telephone that transmits signals converted from audio data through physical media, such as wire or fibre optic cable, rather than through wireless transmission as is the case with mobile phones.

  • vEPC (virtual Evolved Packet Core)

    The vEPC offers a framework to support converged voice and data on 4G Long-Term Evolution networks. vEPC is the abstraction of Evolved Packet Core components into software that runs on generic servers, potentially cutting costs and improving service delivery.

  • millimeter wave (MM wave)

    Millimeter wave is the band of radio spectrum between 30 Ghz and 300 Ghz that is available for use in a broad range of products and services like high speed, point-to-point wireless LAN and broadband access.

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  • Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)

    The Advanced Encryption Standard, or AES, is a symmetric block cipher used by the U.S. government to protect classified ...

  • identity theft

    Identity theft, also known as identity fraud, is a crime in which an imposter obtains key pieces of personally identifiable ...

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  • call tree

    A call tree -- sometimes referred to as a phone tree -- is a telecommunications chain for notifying specific individuals of an ...

  • mass notification system (MNS)

    A mass notification system is a platform that sends one-way messages to inform employees and the public of an emergency.

  • disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS)

    One approach to a strong disaster recovery plan is DRaaS, where companies offload data replication and restoration ...

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  • ZFS

    ZFS is a local file system and logical volume manager created by Sun Microsystems to control the placement, storage and retrieval...

  • CIFS (Common Internet File System)

    CIFS (Common Internet File System) is a protocol that gained popularity around the year 2000, as vendors worked to establish an ...

  • GlusterFS (Gluster File System)

    GlusterFS (Gluster File System) is an open source distributed file system that can scale out in building-block fashion to store ...

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  • Tier 0

    Tier 0 (tier zero) is a level of data storage that is faster, and perhaps more expensive, than any other level in the storage ...

  • PCIe SSD (PCIe solid-state drive)

    A PCIe SSD (PCIe solid-state drive) is a high-speed expansion card that attaches a computer to its peripherals.

  • SSD caching

    SSD caching, also known as flash caching, is the temporary storage of data on NAND flash memory chips in a solid-state drive so ...

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  • RESTful API

    A RESTful application program interface breaks down a transaction to create a series of small modules, each of which addresses an...

  • cloud storage infrastructure

    Cloud storage infrastructure is the hardware and software framework that supports the computing requirements of a private or ...

  • Zadara VPSA and ZIOS

    Zadara Storage provides block, file or object storage with varying levels of compute and capacity through its ZIOS and VPSA ...

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