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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 carrier ethernet, 5G, industrial IoT, networking traffic insights, remote asset monitoring with edge computing, smart cities, and more.


  • Jan 07, 2019
    RAD-Orange Partnership Celebrated in Paris

    RAD is honored to have received Orange Business Services' (OBS) Best Partner Award for 2018!

    The award, in the Enriched Connectivity category, was announced during OBS’ 2018 Partners Day, which took place in Paris on December 13.

  • Dec 10, 2018
    Edge Computing in IIoT

    Operating more than one application simultaneously in an IoT environment, especially when it comes to establishing connectivity between the core network and the small subnetworks at the edge, can turn out to be quite complicated. Different components may clash creating maintenance problems. 

  • Dec 03, 2018
    EADs Evolve to Support Network Transformation

    CSPs need to satisfy growing capacity needs of data centers, enterprise HQs, and inter-operator interconnection by expanding capacity of their Ethernet services. To do all this, and support SDN in Ethernet access, a new breed of EAD is needed.

  • Nov 26, 2018
    Edge Computing in IIoT

    One of the key attributes brought about by industrial IoT (IIoT) is the shift of focus to increased efficiency and lower costs using smart edge devices and Big Data analytics. However, massive data transmissions to and from many IIoT devices in remote sites, over diverse network connections and in a timely manner is challenging.

  • 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.

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