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a survival guide to business network planning

10 white-hot technologies: a survival guide to business network planning Sean Buckley With 10 white-hot technologies sizzling away, the heat is clearly on service providers when it comes to enhancing and transitioning their current infrastructures to form the network of the future. Drawing critical input, analysis and perspective from the industry’s top technology minds, we’ve […]

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harness virtual nets for real profit

IP VPNs: the present, the priorities and the promise: harness virtual nets for real profit Tom Nolle Through telecom times, the business applications of virtual services have been challenging to understand and harness. These same challenges apply to today’s most prevalent virtual network offering–IP VPNs. A VPN Taxonomy To understand the present and future, you […]

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no longer limited to research projects, grid computing is catching fire. But what does the future hold?

The great grid revolution: no longer limited to research projects, grid computing is catching fire. But what does the future hold? Deb Mielke It’s been a long wait, but the grid science projects of the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s have finally matured into commercially viable business computing (and network) infrastructures. No longer merely a means […]

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The Ethernet conundrum: maintaining Ethernet’s strengths across the MAN/WAN cost-efficiently is a key challenge

The Ethernet conundrum: maintaining Ethernet’s strengths across the MAN/WAN cost-efficiently is a key challenge Ken Wieland If only SONET/SDH networks were a bit more like screwdrivers. Screwdrivers do the job they were designed for brilliantly, but, as an unexpected bonus, they do another job they weren’t designed to do equally well: prying lids from cans […]

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VoIP drives alluring opportunities: hosting the perfect party

VoIP drives alluring opportunities: hosting the perfect party Diane Myers Just as you wouldn’t hire a fledgling firm to handle a high-end, family function flush with Kodak moments, neither would corporate America hand over its critical communications services to an unproven outsider. But all that has changed dramatically with the last several years of telecom […]

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Wireless voice testing

Wireless voice testing – New Products GL Communications www.gl.com With wireless number portability looming large over every carrier network and 61 percent of wireless users willing to switch to gain better quality, improving wireless voice quality has never been more pressing. GL Communications has unveiled a new Automated Wireless Voice Quality Testing product to help […]

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Harris Corp.’s TRuepoint 5000: next-gen wireless backhaul

Harris Corp.’s TRuepoint 5000: next-gen wireless backhaul www.harris.com With the emergence of new data services and consolidation of the wireless market, network quality will be critical to maintaining customer satisfaction. One little-exposed area for sustaining reliability is the effective back-hauling of traffic traversing its network. For backhaul today, the irony is that despite an alleged […]

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Juniper networks’ M320 tackles the Multiservice Edge

Product of the month Telecommunications® 2004: Juniper networks’ M320 tackles the Multiservice Edge www.juniper.net Once effectively a collection of individual networks dedicated to specific services, e.g. frame relay and ATM, the service provider network edge is moving toward a common, multiservice intelligent network that can preserve existing profitable investments while providing a path to the […]

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Bandwidth management – New Products – Allot Communications’ NetEnforcer AC-302, AC-402 bandwidth management devices

Bandwidth management – New Products – Allot Communications’ NetEnforcer AC-302, AC-402 bandwidth management devices – Brief Article Allot Communications www.allot.com As bandwidth becomes a commodity, service providers hoping to boost revenues from existing infrastructure will need to offer tiered service levels. To guarantee they can deliver what they promise, vendors such as Allot Communications are […]

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Global aspirations – For Starters

Global aspirations – For Starters – international telecommunications Sue O’Keefe The U.S. isn’t an especially attractive market to be in right now–or is it? While international carriers Telia and Cable & Wireless have scaled back or pulled out altogether from the U.S. market, other international providers–such as Deutsche Telekom through its subsidiary T-Systems USA and […]