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December 8, 2017 by Alan DiCicco

Pay Attention to What’s Hiding Behind the Curtain

Alan DiCicco makes the case that digital transformation cannot succeed when vendors hide legacy systems behind layers of abstraction and middleware. The true SDA solution shines through when service providers mandate native interface integration and API-based programmability for all system objects. ... READ MORE 

November 17, 2017 by Alan DiCicco

Does OpenCORD have you tied up in knots?

Alan DiCicco recaps his recent presentation at the CORD Build event and questions the rigidness of the OpenCORD reference implementation.... READ MORE 

October 20, 2017 by Alan DiCicco

Software Defined Access Goes Home

Your subscribers expect ubiquitous and instant access to content and won't be satisfied with waiting for new versions of their devices and services. ... READ MORE 

September 29, 2017 by Alan DiCicco

Software Defined Access Takes Many Forms

If you think you must adopt a CORD or Cloud CO architecture to achieve Software Defined Access (SDA), think again.... READ MORE 

September 22, 2017 by Alan DiCicco

Learn the ropes at our SDxCentral CORD webinar

We’ve just spent two weeks discussing the Broadband Forum’s Cloud Central Office (CloudCO), but now it’s time to return to the topic of CORD – Central Office Rearchitected as Datacenter.... READ MORE 

September 15, 2017 by Alan DiCicco

What’s in your Cloud CO?

The Broadband Forum is pursuing the CloudCO project in a series of phases, with work progressing in parallel where possible.... READ MORE 

September 8, 2017 by Alan DiCicco

Are you ready for a Cloud Central Office?

Just when you thought you had figured out the ON.Lab CORD project with its virtual OLT hardware abstraction (VOLTHA) controller, along comes the Broadband Forum’s Cloud Central Office (CloudCO) project to wake us from our end-of-summer slumber.... READ MORE 

August 4, 2017 by Alan DiCicco

I’ll take my SDN in Size 11 Wide

Alan DiCicco addresses the misconception that SDN is a specific architecture or implementation and highlights how SDN is actually a network approach that each operator will have to implement in the right way for their network.... READ MORE 

June 30, 2017 by Alan DiCicco

Customer Service speaks out: “We want SDN too”

This week’s video demonstrates the AXOS Trace Manager tcpdump diagnostic tool being used to troubleshoot dhcp messages traversing a remote AXOS G.fast system.... READ MORE 

June 23, 2017 by Alan DiCicco

Who ate my video? SDN includes Diagnostics

Fault management and diagnostics can benefit from open standard interfaces and virtualization, just as service configuration and network functions can.... READ MORE