Apr 28, 2015

Edge Virtualization and Micro-Clouds

Deploying Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) at the edge of the network provides many benefits for deployments and supported services. By pushing virtualization to a customer or cell site, an operator can support end user network services that require localized functions Read More

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Apr 15, 2015

Agile Development Processes Are Key to Software Transformations

As the telecom industry transforms from hardened appliance-based fixed networks to cloud-like virtualized environments, communications service providers (CSPs) must begin to work differently both internally and externally. It’s all about that software, folks. Read more… Read More

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Apr 01, 2015

Fact Check on SDN and NFV

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Sexy Dirty Networking (SDN) and New Fangled Vision (NFV) are the hottest technologies in telecom today. As with any popular topics, there are some “facts” circulating whose veracity is questionable. We at Techno-Fact-Check.org decided to take a look at some Read More

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Mar 18, 2015

Early Feedback on Net Neutrality

On March 12 the FCC has published the 400 page document that details the new “Open Internet Order” AKA the new and improved Net Neutrality – now with Title II! I am still slogging through the order myself, and plan Read More

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Feb 27, 2015

Interconnections and Net Neutrality

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted yesterday to support a series of rules that we more commonly reference as “Net Neutrality.” These rules will reclassify broadband Internet access as a Title II telecommunications service, subjecting them to regulation similar to Read More

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Feb 25, 2015

Project Management Alchemy: Turning the Iron Triangle into Gold, Part I

Achieving excellence in customer value-driven Project Management by leveraging Agile methods and DevOps mindsets.  A badly-planned project will take three times longer than expected; a well-planned project, only twice as long —Project Management Proverb This blog series is intended to Read More

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Feb 16, 2015

Connecting the Virtual with the Real

“Any fact becomes important when it is connected to another,” – Umberto Eco, Foucault’s Pendulum. Virtualized Network Functions (VNFs) are only as valuable as the ability to connect them quickly across the network infrastructure for use in building profitable services. Read More

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Dec 15, 2014
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Service Assurance – What is it? And, how can it keep customers happy?

What's is an SLA? When a communication service provider (CSP) offers to sell an Ethernet service (e.g. E-Line or E-LAN), they usually include a Service Level Agreement (SLA) for the service. The SLA is a contract spelling out the agreed Read More

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Oct 22, 2014

Network Functions Virtualization: Don’t Fence Me In

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Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) offers the promise of reducing cost and increasing innovation by bringing the power of the cloud to the network.  One aspect of NFV is the decoupling and separation of hardware and software, and separation of functions Read More

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Sep 29, 2014

Re-defining OTT: Creating new Revenue Streams from Managed Services run Over the Top

Today "over-the-top” or “OTT” strikes fear into wireline Communications Service Providers (CSPs).  What if OTT could inspire thoughts of opportunity rather than eliciting fear of revenue erosion? NFV and SDN Technologies are now coming together with a vast ecosystem of Read More

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Sep 24, 2014

The Road Ahead: Reimagining the Third Network

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The communications world is undergoing yet another swift, evolutionary shift and it’s bringing a host of new challenges to network operators’ doorsteps. The move to a more fluid, on-demand, and cloud-focused model means being able to react nimbly to changing Read More

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Sep 03, 2014

NFV Performance and Security

There are a number of obvious cost and efficiency benefits of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), but there are also open questions on potential pitfalls.  Can an NFV system meet Communication Service Provider (CSP) requirements for performance and security?  As it Read More

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Aug 15, 2014

Service Management in the Brave, New, and Virtualized World

These are exciting times in the world of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). NFV fever has truly gripped the market and NFV-washing is fully underway. However, there is real progress underneath and beyond the hype.  Operators are beginning to seriously contemplate Read More

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Jul 14, 2014

Masergy puts Dynamic Service Management in the Palm of Customers' Hands

Masergy is a global service provider that is taking some really interesting steps to empower their customers – including not only a web portal but also a smartphone app that provides real-time control of services! I recently had a chat Read More

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Jul 07, 2014

Tales from the Field: SDN and NFV

“SDN” and “NFV” are on the tips of everyone’s tongues these days. With so much buzz  and confusion, we wanted to get the straight scoop from those who are closest to the action – our team of in-house experts who Read More

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Jun 30, 2014

Bridging the Fiber Gap

Fiber is the clear choice for delivering innovative high-speed services at the edge of the network, and the amount of deployed fiber continues to grow.  However, the availability of business access to fiber remains relatively low and even lower for Read More

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Jun 25, 2014

65vSE: Successful Unveiling at BTE

Posted In: Overture Update

Last week Overture participated in Light Reading’s Big Telecom Event, or “BTE,” in Chicago, IL. The event drew 1500 people for its inaugural edition, billed as North America’s premier telecom event. Any first time effort will have its challenges but Read More

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Jun 16, 2014

Cost Cutting is Not Enough

One of the big drivers for Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is reducing CapEx and OpEx.  While attractive and perhaps necessary, cost cutting is not enough to take Communications Service Providers (CSPs) forward.  They need the Read More

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Jun 09, 2014

Overture is now on SlideShare

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Overture has added another arrow to its social media quiver – SlideShare, a social media outlet about business and visibility and educating industry. We invite you to follow us on SlideShare where Overture will continue its mandate to help educate, Read More

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Jun 02, 2014

SDN: Breaking it Down

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Although the breakthroughs in virtualization and automation originated in the cloud datacenter environment, service providers and network operators will clearly benefit from the programmability offered by Software-Defined Networking (SDN). This is the crux of the white paper SDN Enables Virtualization Read More

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