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Analyst Angle: It’s about APPU and QoE, not ARPU

Summary Traditionally, average revenue per user (ARPU) has been one of the key metrics used to measure service providers’ (SP) financial performance. Increased competition has been putting downward pressure on ARPU, resulting in declining earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA). In parallel, the...

NFV moving to deployment phase, virtualization leaders say

Affirmed Networks, Procera, ACG Research, Vasona weigh-in on NFV Network functions virtualization has come a long way in the last year, according to experts, who have noted movement from discussion to actual deployments on live networks. ACG Research CEO Ray Mota joined Affirmed Networks CEO Hassan...

Spain’s Aire Networks taps Affirmed VEPC platform for NFV deployment

Spain mobile network provider to use Affirmed VEPC platform for NFV deployment plans Affirmed Networks scored a deal with Spain-based mobile network provider Aire Networks to provide its Virtual Evolved Packet Core platform as the foundation for Aire’s network virtualization plans. As part of the...

Capex/opex challenges for NFV and SDN

ACG Research talks capex and opex challenges for NFV and SDN deployments As the telecom industry continues its push towards increased reliance on software solutions using virtualization technologies like network functions virtualization, software-defined networking and cloud platforms, questions surrounding the financial implications of...

SDN impacting carrier routing, switching market

IHS reports 19% spike in overall sales, though SDN impacting growth Despite an expected slowdown in spending due to growing interest in software-defined networking, IHS reports the carrier routing and switching market posted a 19% spike in overall sales during the second quarter compared to...

Fixed, mobile broadband demand driving routing and switching market

Top routing and switching vendors include Alcatel-Lucent, Brocade, Cisco, Huawei Growing consumer demand for fixed and mobile broadband services is driving significant growth in the carrier routing and switching market, according to a new report from ACG Research. The firm noted a 9.2% sequential and 3.1%...

Software: SDN and NFV set to save opex; Adtran adopts virtualization; CENX scores funds

Total cost of ownership associated with telecom operators moving toward virtualized platforms continues to be debated, with various models showing savings on the capital expense side, operating expense side, both or neither. A new report from ACG Research comes down on the opex side of...

NFV ROI models – NFV/SDN Reality Check Episode 21

On this week’s NFV/SDN Reality Check we talked with Elias Aravantinos, principal analyst at ACG Research, on a new white paper looking at NFV ROI models https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-jc7EQJmPk One of the bigger challenges facing mobile operators as they look to deploy virtualized platforms like network functions virtualization,...

NFV study shows quick ROI for deployments

A new NFV study from ACG Research shows investment payback in 3 years One of the bigger hurdles facing mobile operators as they look at deploying virtualized network functions is lining up capital and operational expense models with expectations. A new report from ACG Research, sponsored...

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