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Google’s Actions Hurt Broadband Rollout, Particularly in Rural America

September 25, 2014
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Kurt Gruendling teaching how to use Google Apps to rural customers

Lack of relevant content, affordability and digital literacy are the three dominant barriers to the adoption of broadband, according to the World Bank Broadband Strategies Toolkit. The Google Apps Partner Edition™ platform addresses these barriers as it is a relatively low-cost, email/communications/productivity/device management platform. The Google platform has become a platform trusted by tens of…

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Light Reading’s NFV and the Data Center- Operator Keynotes, Security & Summary-Part 2

September 25, 2014
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An example of what the NFV Framework looks like from the Orange perspective.

Introduction: This second article on Light Reading’s NFV-Data Center conference summarizes telco keynote speeches from Orange and NTT-America. We then look at security challenges and wrap up with our summary and conclusions. Part 1. on the Heavy Reading NFV survey results and CenturyLink keynote may…

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Highlights of Light Reading’s NFV and the Data Center Conference-Part 1.

September 23, 2014
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Inside a typical data center.

Introduction: The telco data center1(DC) is likely to be the first place network operators deploy Network Virtualization/Network Functions Virtualization (NFV).  That was the opening statement at the Light Reading conference on NFV and the Data Center, held Sept 16, 2014 in Santa Clara, CA.  A…

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Viodi View – 09/19/14

September 19, 2014
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A collage of Alex Best, Jim Farmer and the iconic 6350 modulator they designed.

The best part of conferences are the face-to-face meetings. Next week’s NTCA Fall Conference will provide ample opportunities to meet with Viodi View readers and viewers. One operator I am…

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Autonomous Vehicle View – 09/19/14

September 19, 2014
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A bumper sticker showing the lighter side of Silicon Valley.

This is a biweekly round-up of some of the articles on autonomous vehicles that elicited commentary from this author. Note, with all the buzz about autonomous vehicles, this list isn’t…

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AT&T’s “SDN-WAN” as the Network to Access & Deliver Cloud Services

September 18, 2014
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AT&T's vision of a network enabled cloud. Image courtesy of AT&T.

Introduction: For several years, we’ve wondered why there was so many alternative WANs used and proposed to access and deliver cloud computing and storage services (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, etc.) for…

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2014 Hot Interconnects: Hardware for Software Defined Networks & NFV – Part II.

September 5, 2014
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Operator SDN and NFV timeline, according to Infonetics.

Introduction: This closing Hot Interconnects session on  Hardware for Software Defined Networks (SDN) & Network Function Virtualization (NFV) was very informative. It revealed very interesting carrier market research and raised quite…

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Viodi View – 09/05/14

September 5, 2014
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A security key pad is just an outward view of the importance of having excellent internal controls.

September typically means the start of the fall trade show season. Fortunately for this author, the trade show season started a week early in Viodi’s Silicon Valley home in the form…

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2014 Hot Interconnects Semiconductor Session Highlights & Takeaways- Part I.

September 4, 2014
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Introduction: With Software Defined: Networking (SDN), Storage and Data Center movements firmly entrenched, one might believe there’s not much opportunity for innovation in dedicated hardware implemented in silicon.  Several sessions…

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