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About the Blog

Welcome to the official blog of RAD, a global telecom access solutions and products vendor. We’ll be blogging on a wide range of hot topics affecting service providers and critical infrastructure network operators. Our resident experts will be discussing vCPE, Cyber Security, 5G, Industrial IoT and much, much more.

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  • Apr 15, 2019
    Segment Routing

    IP forwarding is typically based on destination addresses (and perhaps the DSCP), but sometimes we need better control over the precise path a packet travels to its destination.

  • Apr 08, 2019
    Network value

    Despite widespread endorsement of competition law theories, the western world has become very monopolistic when it comes to anything that is connected to the Internet. 

  • Apr 01, 2019
    Aggregation and disaggregation

    Smartphones are on everyone’s list of the greatest inventions of all times. In fact, one could even assert that mankind’s major innovations were: 1) fire, 2) spoken language, 3) the wheel, 4) agriculture, and 5) the smartphone. 

  • Mar 25, 2019
    Zero-Touch Provisioning for uCPE – Part 1 Thumbnail

    In parts 1, 2 and 3 of this blog series, we discussed the issues of security and licensing as they relate to ZTP. In this last installment, we will review RAD’s ZTP solution over public networks. While reviewing it, we will be able to see, step by step, how it addresses security and licensing.

  • Mar 18, 2019
    Zero-Touch Provisioning for uCPE – Part 1 Thumbnail

    In part 1 and 2 of this blog series, we discussed the issue of authentication between the uCPE and the different network ZTP entities and explained why and how the use of X.509 certificates brings great simplification to this problem. In this third part, we will touch upon another “painful” topic that is also related to ZTP: Software licensing.

  • Mar 11, 2019
    Zero-Touch Provisioning for uCPE – Part 1 Thumbnail

    The first part of this blog series laid the foundation of the security issues involving uCPE ZTP over public networks (and also in general). We also discussed the issue of authentication between the uCPE and the different network ZTP entities. 

  • Mar 04, 2019
    Zero-Touch Provisioning for uCPE – Part 1 Thumbnail

    In this blog series, we will focus on zero-touch provisioning (ZTP) for uCPEs over a public network. In particular, we will discuss the two main challenges of security (parts 1 and 2) and licensing (part 3). Part 4 of this blog will explore RAD’s uCPE ZTP solution in detail. A device MAC address or manufacturer serial number are usually not considered, on their own, a secured-enough identity, as in many cases they can be forged quite easily.

  • Feb 25, 2019
    Does 5G Slicing Impact Transport Network Equipment?

    The fifth generation of mobile communications promises to deliver ten-fold improvements in multiple parameters to address various new use cases.

  • Feb 18, 2019
    xHaul Deployment Strategies of 5G Early Adopters

    As we announced last week, tier-1 service providers in Europe are already using RAD’s ETX-2i-10G cell site gateway for initial 5G rollouts. 

  • Feb 12, 2019
    The Results Are In: vCPE's Most Compelling Use Case

    In a recent poll we conducted during a RAD webinar, we asked participants which was the most compelling use case for vCPE.

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