A scalable, robust middle-mile infrastructure will be crucial to expanding broadband in rural areas. But how much bandwidth is needed to support more broadband access?
Ciena’s Mitch Simcoe explains all the factors that you need to consider when designing your middle-mile network for rural broadband.
The demand for smarter networks at the edge has changed how network functions should be delivered. Mitch Simcoe explains why utilities should be leveraging virtualization to get critical operational benefits.
Learn how – and why – one utility cooperative is delivering scalable rural broadband internet services for its community.
Whether you are a CSP, ISP or DCO, you have a stake in the future of the Edge Cloud. Ciena’s Mitch Simcoe details the role these three types of network operators will play in making Edge Cloud a reality.
Ciena’s Mitch Simcoe details how 5G and Edge Cloud, while two independent technologies, are very much dependent on each other for success.
Utilities are facing increasing bandwidth demands on their communications networks. Ciena's Mitch Simcoe explains how modernizing networks to a private packet-optical fiber architecture can help utilities scale to support new smart grid applications.
A new generation of cloud-native 5G applications are arriving that are more compute-intensive and latency-sensitive. Ciena’s Mitch Simcoe details where in the network this shift will occur and how some players will capitalize on their
A new generation of cloud-native applications are arriving that are more compute-intensive and latency-sensitive. Ciena’s Mitch Simcoe details how the move to an Edge Cloud architecture can address a variety of new use cases.
The initial migration of enterprise data to the cloud can be a massive undertaking involving Terabytes (even Petabytes) of data. Ciena’s Mitch Simcoe details how service providers can offer new high-bandwidth dynamic services that take this
Do you have access to real-time data and an end-to-end network view to know what network resources are impacted during a power outage? Mitch Simcoe explains how utilities can get a single dynamic view of the current state of their network and
Network continuity is vital for utility managers – but traffic congestion can occur at any time impacting the ability to carry this mission-critical traffic within desired latency specifications. Learn how and why utilities need to leverage
Can utilities have their cake and eat it too? Ciena’s Mitch Simcoe explains how utilities can meet the challenge of growing bandwidth demand from IT applications with low- latency performance for mission critical OT applications.
For today’s utility companies, reliability is key but they don’t have a crystal ball telling them how reliable their networks are. How can big data help to give this visibility to make sure their customers’ lights are always on? Learn how with
What are the top considerations when it comes to utilities building a packet-optical network? Ciena's Mitch SImcoe serves up the top ten.
Utility companies are facing increasingly daunting challenges, with Ciena’s Advanced Analytics capabilities, the power to keep the lights is now a reality.
Many utility CIOs do not fully appreciate the fact that, once data leaves the substation or data center, it is basically outside of their control. Ciena's Mitch Simcoe details how in-flight data can be hacked and what you can do to protect it.
If you’re working in Data Center Interconnect (DCI) services, then opportunity is about to come knocking.
Today’s cloud providers face the challenge of helping their customers migrate enormous amounts of content for data center back-up, with data sets of 3TB or more that can take hours or even days to transmit. So how can the limitations of
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The utility industry is undergoing a comprehensive transformation as it modernizes to a more efficient and smarter grid. Because of this, utility companies are facing increasingly daunting challenges
Building advanced utility communications networks requires a solution with superior performance that spans both fiber and microwave to meet the wide variability in terrain while improving overall cost and reliability. In today’s blog, Ciena’s
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