What is Optimisation?

While “optimisation” is self-evidently A Good Thing in principle, it isn’t always clear what exactly it means in practice – with frustrating consequences. Witness telecom analyst Dean Bubley’s recent comment: Does that mean we should disregard every claim of optimisation? Or can we actually solve the problem? Part of the problem is that “optimisation” always comes […]

Posted on: 7th September 2016 | Read more

Video Traffic Forecasts: More Than Just The Numbers

A new report from Ovum, commissioned by Huawei, forecasts that 75% of all 4G traffic will be video by 2020. Not much of a surprise there, perhaps. But for service providers, video is much more than just additional traffic. Of course, transporting video requires a lot more bandwidth than for voice, texts or email. But […]

Posted on: 2nd September 2016 | Read more

Transformation Requires More Intelligent Prediction

Recent problems at Telstra should give all telecom carriers pause for thought. Despite a huge and high profile network transformation investment over many years, it seems as if outages are more frequent and more impactful. As LightReading reports, a review of Telstra’s program concluded that more redundancy and better network monitoring were required. This resulted in a […]

Posted on: 24th August 2016 | Read more

What Automation Did Next

“Automation” is rising back up the agenda for service providers. In part, this is due to continued squeeze on costs, lack of enough specialist resources, and so on. However it also reflects a dawning realisation about virtualization in general, and NFV in particular: automation is the whole point. According to conversations with HeavyReading, over half […]

Posted on: 4th August 2016 | Read more

Why business objective driven optimisation powered by AI has the lead over big data analytics

By Wolrad Claudy, CCO at Aria Networks Many of the conversations around the impact of virtualisation on network efficiency have been based around using data from the past to help shape insight into future demand. This process means collecting and analysing data to look for previous trends that might shape ongoing capacity requirements.  But this […]

Posted on: 14th April 2016 | Read more

Optimising BP CEO’s Pay

By Wolrad Claudy, CCO at Aria Networks The headlines about the remuneration of BP’s CEO Bob Dudley illustrate the challenge of finding an optimum solution to a business problem. And there’s a direct line to the day-in-day-out challenges of companies who deliver content-based services. Just what is the best solution? That depends on your perspective. […]

Posted on: 14th April 2016 | Read more