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Bankai’s Wholesale Twist: We Don‘t Sell Routes to India; We Sell India Vodafone, Reliance, Airtel and Tata

June 2017

Bankai’s Wholesale Twist: We Don‘t Sell Routes to India; We Sell India Vodafone, Reliance, Airtel and Tata

interview with Bankim Brahmbhatt

A leading wholesaler explains: forces shaping international wholesale; smaller operators/OTTs challenges; a way to direct connect with Tier 1 retailers; value-added services; and easing cashflow/credit issues to spur wholesale deals.

Cloud Player Evolve IP: Using a Layered Defense to Control Fraud & Security Threats

March 2017

Cloud Player Evolve IP: Using a Layered Defense to Control Fraud & Security Threats

interview with Peter Eisengrein

Pushing a broad IT/telecom service portfolio, a cloud play provider explains its layered-defense fraud control strategy that merges IP platform, commercial software, and in-house development.

Innovation in NYC/NJ Metro Connectivity: Easing the Pain of Doing Business with E-Commerce

March 2017

Innovation in NYC/NJ Metro Connectivity: Easing the Pain of Doing Business with E-Commerce

interview with Vincenzo Clemente & Ray La Chance

Two fiber providers serving NY/NJ Metro have joined forces to cross connect with each other.  The service is configured on-line and features transparent pricing, credit-card ordering, pre-provisioned facilities, and flexible bandwidth.

Wholesaler Mid-Atlantic Broadband Lights Up Economic Development in Southern Virginia

December 2016

Wholesaler Mid-Atlantic Broadband Lights Up Economic Development in Southern Virginia

interview with Dave Keller

Middle-mile players can fill a big gap in enabling low-cost data centers and driving “new economy” business.  An expert explains the challenges and opportunities in this pivotal operator biz.

Iristel Champions Wholesale Innovation: Africa to the Arctic, Satellite to CLEC, MVNO to M2M

November 2016

Iristel Champions Wholesale Innovation: Africa to the Arctic, Satellite to CLEC, MVNO to M2M

interview with Samer Bishay

By nature, methodical and cautious, telecoms need experienced partners to help them explore new frontiers.  The CEO of an Canadian wholesaler explains how he helps operators deliver innovation.

Connecting High-Bandwidth Core Networks to Emerging Markets in the Middle East & Asia Pacific

October 2015

Connecting High-Bandwidth Core Networks to Emerging Markets in the Middle East & Asia Pacific

interview with Michael Ourabah

The CEO of a boutique global Ethernet carrier explains the challenges of designing and building resilient networks that reach emerging markets from Dubai and Johannesburg to Hong Kong and Istanbul.

Delivering Service Assurance Excellence at a Reduced Operating Cost

September 2015

Delivering Service Assurance Excellence at a Reduced Operating Cost

interview with Gregg Hara

The great diversity and complexity of today’s networks make service assurance a big challenge.  But advances in off-the-shelf software now permit the configuring and visualizing of services across multiple technologies on a modest operating budget.

The Business Strategy of OTT VoIP Providers: Lessons from a Leading Softswitch Supplier

June 2015

The Business Strategy of OTT VoIP Providers: Lessons from a Leading Softswitch Supplier

interview with Steve Petilli

Understanding the strategy of VoIP OTTs is vital to carrier business plans.  This interview traces the history of OTT strategy and their tactics for growing market share.  Also examined are the softswitch suppliers who will increasingly deliver billing and anti-fraud solutions to the OTTs.

Book Review: A Playbook of Tactics on Internet, Cloud, and Network Partnering

January 2015

Book Review: A Playbook of Tactics on Internet, Cloud, and Network Partnering

by William Norton

The internet is a magnificent feat of engineering, but the internet has a commercial side too.  Before anyone receives his flow of internet electrons, an ISP somewhere in the world must get paid — or rewarded in some other way — for making that connection.  So how is this behind the scene interent trading done?  This book opens up the fascinating world of the commercial internet for you to understand.

Dogfight in the Cloud: Time Warner Cable Maneuvers Its Ethernet & Bigger Footprint to Win Enterprise Biz

November 2014

Dogfight in the Cloud: Time Warner Cable Maneuvers Its Ethernet & Bigger Footprint to Win Enterprise Biz

interview with Jitesh Bhayani

Service provider competition in the U.S. is steadily shifting to the advanced cloud, data center, and connectivity needs of large enterprise. Hear how an MSO has joined the dogfight armed with Ethernet, a national footprint, and SLA guarantees.

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