Aricent recently hosted a webinar titled “Optimizing Development of Carrier Grade SDN and NFV Solutions”. In this webinar our experts discussed the development of carrier grade SDN and NFV solutions, and provided insights on how existing networking solutions can be seamlessly converted into cloud based solutions that support both software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV).

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Aricent recently hosted a webinar titled “Leveraging LTE Networks for Internet of Things (IoT)”. In this webinar our experts discussed the various challenges that crop up when deploying IoT over LTE and how they can be addressed by optimizing certain network features. They also discussed how to address the various deployment and operational challenges that are faced when using LTE for IoT. They also provided insights into how LTE can be effectively leveraged for IoT through enhanced security, dynamic subscriber management and optimized subscriber and location updates.

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As I prepared for this year’s Microsoft TechEd event in Bangalore, I read new CEO Satya Nadella’s comment that “Microsoft Loves Linux” with curiosity and skepticism. It’s not the first time Microsoft has professed interest in open source, but we’ve never heard this kind of statement from BillG or Steve B. I was curious to see whether this love was real – and whether Satya was able to convince die-hard Microsoft folks to change their heart and their views on open source technologies.

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The OpenDaylight community has launched its much awaited software release, the Helium, an upgrade to its former OpenDaylight controller called Hydrogen. A detailed look at the features introduced in Helium makes it clear that the community is targeting to fill the gaps left by the previous deployment in various networks. Many OEMs and Service Providers are embracing the OpenDaylight Hydrogen release to primarily develop Proof of Concept (PoC) solutions.

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Each month, I meet probably 10-20 customers from all over the globe. Sometimes I’m there to talk about projects we’re working on together; but most of the time I’m there to listen. We hear directly from R&D leaders worldwide about some fundamental shifts in the networking, telecom, semiconductor, software, and internet sectors.

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For more than 20 years, Aricent has been at the forefront of software-powered innovations for communications, including the world’s first frame relay networks, the first WiMax and “small cell” base stations, the first in-flight WiFi service, the first frameworks for software-defined networking, etc.

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