RAD is a global leader for telecom access solutions. As an industry pioneer for over 40 years, RAD reliably supplies worldwide communications service providers and critical infrastructure operators with best-of-breed Ethernet access devices, industrial IoT gateways, 5G xHaul, and Operational WAN solutions. Offering always-on connectivity from anywhere, along with data-driven, AI-powered actionable insights, RAD is distinguished for its supply-chain stability, which outsteps the market in delivery times. Founded in 1981, RAD serves as the anchor of the $1.6 billion RAD Group, an umbrella of independent companies that develop diverse networking and data communications solutions.

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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.


  • Aug 06, 2018
    The Truth about 5G

    5G is coming fast, promising to change – yet again – the way we connect to the world and consume data. It will enable ubiquitous wireless broadband, also known as enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB), (e.g., wireless-to-the-premises and broadband on high-speed trains, at events and in crowds) and other, entirely new market segments.

  • Jul 30, 2018
    Software Appliances in Critical Infrastructure OT-WANs

    Network operators of power, water and gas utilities, transportation, safe cities and other critical infrastructure (CI) have their work cut out for them. Their operational technology (OT) networks are currently migrating from TDM to packet-based WANs – Carrier Ethernet, IP/MPLS and MPLS-TP – and they must make sure that they are able to maintain service and network reliability. 

  • Jul 23, 2018
    What happened to vCPE’s Original Promise?

    When NFV and SDN were first introduced, they held the promise of a true revolution – nimble networks, automated service rollouts and general purpose, low-cost white boxes replacing dedicated appliances – straight out of IT operations.

  • Jul 16, 2018

    BlockChain is the technology behind cryptocurrencies such as BitCoin and Ethereum, and is becoming a popular mechanism for secure storage of arbitrary information.

  • Jul 09, 2018

    It started off with the Smart Grid: An automated power grid that heals itself and regulates supply and demand, by – among others – introducing two-way communications between countless intelligent devices. 

  • Jul 09, 2018

    Welcome to RAD’s new blog space. We are a global telecom access solutions and products vendor enabling service providers and critical infrastructure network operators to evolve any service over any network – at their own pace.

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