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SDN/NFV: Not Just for the Big Players

The virtualization plans of the largest operators and vendors understandably attract the most attention. But they’re not the only ones with ambitious plans – and impressive progress. Last week’s SDN/NFV workshop hosted by INCA – the Independent Networks Co-operative Association – provided plenty of insights into the views and experiences of the UK’s alternative operators. […]

Posted on: 26th June 2017 | Read more

Regulator’s £1.9m Fine Highlights Importance of Vulnerability Analysis

UK mobile operator 3 has been fined £1.9m – not for an actual outage, but for a network design that would have compromised access to the emergency services, breaching a condition of its license. That 3 had an unidentified single point of failure in its network is surprising enough. However, somewhat embarrassing is that the […]

Posted on: 16th June 2017 | Read more

Aria Scoops OSS Innovation Award

Aria was thrilled to pick up the coveted OSS Innovation award at a red carpet ceremony hosted by Pipeline Magazine, during the TMF Live! event in Nice last night. The awards ceremony was held at the legendary Negresco Hotel, on the Promenade des Anglais, Nice. The Pipeline awards are among the most fiercely contested in the […]

Posted on: 16th May 2017 | Read more

Aria Finalist in OSS Innovation Award 2017

  Over the last year, many telcos have been vociferous on their calls for new thinking from their vendors. Not just new variants of existing ideas, but true innovation: novel technology, applied in new ways, to solve real business problems. Hence the increased relevance of Pipeline Magazine’s annual OSS Innovation awards, coincident with the TM […]

Posted on: 10th May 2017 | Read more

Why Orchestration Needs AI

The great promise of virtualization – SDN and NFV in particular – has been the ability to make rapid, instantaneous change to networks. The freedom to expand required resources seamlessly, without limitation. The replacement of physical work conducted in the field (having been planned for, budgeted for, resourced for, ahead of time) with electronic control, […]

Posted on: 28th April 2017 | Read more

Aria CTO Talks Genetic Algorithms with TechEmergence

“AI” covers such a huge range of topics that for business people, it’s not always obvious which particular techniques matter for which kinds of problem. So we were delighted to spend some time talking with Dan Faggella recently, on the topic of Genetic Algorithms. Dan is the founder of TechEmergence, the go-to site for business […]

Posted on: 21st April 2017 | Read more