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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!

  • Nov 19, 2018
    Distributed NFV and Multi-access Edge Computation

    Back in 2012 a group of leading communications service providers joined forces to form the Network Functions Virtualization Industry Specification Group (NFV ISG) under the aegis of ETSI. Since then this group has grown to more than 300 companies and has produced scores of publications.

  • Nov 12, 2018

    Last week, Fortinet announced the expansion of its technology ecosystem, Fortinet Security Fabric, to include RAD, which is now a Fortinet Fabric-Ready Partner. RAD’s ruggedized edge computing-enabled IIoT gateways are a natural addition to the Fortinet ecosystem, extending the Fortinet Security Fabric to thousands of remote OT locations.

  • Nov 05, 2018
    Industrial Internet of Things

    GlobalData’s IoT analysis shows that greater insight, followed by efficiency, security and cost reduction, are the most sought-after IoT deployment benefits. Top use cases are monitoring and control of civil infrastructure and the environment.

  • Oct 29, 2018

    Communication Service Providers (CSPs) are operating in an ever increasing competitive environment. They must move quickly to address changing customer requirements and adapt to intensifying competitive threats in the era of digital transformation.

  • Oct 22, 2018
    Service Assured vCPE

    It is widely known that vCPE has the potential to deliver the NFV benefits that service providers desperately need. This however, comes with its challenges as we’ve already discussed in our analyst corner.

  • Oct 15, 2018
    Timing for 5G

    In this part, we would like to focus on the means to achieve the required timing accuracy goals. In particular, we would like to discuss the distributed PTP Grandmaster (GM) concept that is usually also associated with PTP-GM miniaturization.

  • Oct 08, 2018
    Timing for 5G

    Delivering sub-microsecond time accuracy to cellular base stations was one of the major challenges that cellular providers faced as they started to deploy their new LTE networks. This was further exacerbated by LTE-A’s stringent synchronization requirements and, now when 5G is at our doorstep, time accuracy requirements are being “stretched” again, challenging the boundaries of what physics can deliver.

  • Oct 02, 2018
    vCPE is More Challenging than It Seems – Here’s How Vendors Can Add Value

    A lot of telcos expected to achieve “open networking nirvana” with vCPE, by stitching their solutions from software elements that run on off-the-shelf white boxes. But practicalities of deploying in live networks favor a more sophisticated approach, and vendors should combine strengths of open networking with telco-grade capabilities.

  • Sep 17, 2018
    How to Tackle Industrial IoT’s Top 3 Challenges

    The industrial internet of things (IIoT) revolution goes hand-in-hand with digital transformation and we’re about to see their impact everywhere, most importantly in the industrial and critical infrastructure sectors.

  • Sep 03, 2018

    In the previous installment we discussed how SDN replaced distributed routing by centralized path computation. But SDN introduced an additional novel abstraction – the whitebox switch.

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