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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.

We’re happy you’re here and we thank you for reading!

  • Jul 21, 2019
    Virtualizing the Enterprise Edge

    Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) has gone through interesting dynamics. From a predominately enterprise data center technology to a distributed solution adopted by communications service providers for the network edge in the form of vCPE (virtual Customer Premises Equipment). 

  • Jul 08, 2019
    5G – hypothetical hype and realistic reality

    The telecommunications community has been so fixated on the question of whether we can afford not attaining 5G as soon as possible that no-one in the community seems to be asking whether we can afford attaining it.

  • Jul 01, 2019
    The Secret Origins of SD-WAN

    This is the final post in a three-part SD-WAN series by AvidThink on the evolution of SD-WAN, vCPE, uCPE and the emerging importance of the vCPE operating system. 

  • Jun 24, 2019
    5G – hypothetical hype and realistic reality

    In the last installment I endeavored to convince you that a lot of what you have heard about 5G is both technologically plausible and has real-life application.

  • Jun 17, 2019
    The Secret Origins of SD-WAN

    This is the second of a three-part SD-WAN series by AvidThink on the evolution of SD-WAN, vCPE, uCPE and the emerging importance of the vCPE operating system. The first article examined the origins of the vCPE and SD-WAN. This second article focuses on the importance of the vCPE operating system, while the third and final article will discuss the future evolution of the vCPE platform.

  • Jun 10, 2019
    5G – hypothetical hype and realistic reality

    Unless you live an incredibly sheltered life, you have probably heard a lot about how great 5G is going to be. And unless you are incredibly naïve, you probably don’t believe a word of it.

  • Jun 03, 2019
    The Secret Origins of SD-WAN

    This is the first of a three-part SD-WAN series on the evolution of SD-WAN, vCPE, uCPE and the emerging importance of the vCPE operating system. In this first article, we'll examine the origins of the SD-WAN with respect to vCPEs and follow with a second article focusing on the vCPE platform; the third and last article will discuss the evolution of the vCPE and SD-WAN.

  • May 27, 2019
    The Other Side of Network Migration: Where Did My Leased Line Go?

    In our last blog post, we’ve discussed how critical infrastructure communications networks are affected by equipment vendors discontinuing their legacy devices in favor of newer generations. 

  • May 20, 2019
    Migration

    RAD’s blog typically focuses on new, disruptive technologies, but we mustn’t forget that many network operators – including critical communications such as for utilities, transportation, first responders, etc., – still employ a vast array of legacy communications equipment and infrastructure to transport voice and sensitive data, including SCADA and Teleprotection. 

  • May 13, 2019
    How NG-EADs Help Network Transformation

    Much has been said about network transformation and its impact on carrier services. 

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