• 17 Nov 2016

    Comcast Business, ECI, Sparkle, Tata Communications and Viavi Win 2016 MEF Excellence Award for Third Network Proof of Concept Innovation
    Philadelphia, Pa.; Petach Tikva, Israel; Rome, Italy; London, U.K.; Milpitas, Calif.,
    November 17, 2016 – Comcast Business, ECI, Sparkle, Tata Communications and Viavi
    Solutions (NASDAQ: VIAV) have collectively won one of two 2016 MEF Excellence Awards for
    their Third Network Proof of Concept innovation. The companies collaborated on an
    orchestrated, multi-carrier, multi-platform demonstration as part of the Proof of Concept (PoC)
    Showcase at MEF16, November 7-9 in Baltimore, Maryland.
    Recognizing that enterprises today have diverse requirements; the Third Network combines
    the performance and security assurances together with the agility and ubiquity of the Internet
    and brings a new network experience to millions of new users.
    This award-winning collaboration was designed to showcase how a customer could gain
    access to flexible bandwidth and applications on-demand without human intervention –
    enabling unprecedented levels of network control for new and evolving types of cloud-centric
    applications, for network connectivity services within current network architectures as well as
    emerging SDN and NFV implementations. For service providers, additional upsides include the
    drastic reduction of service turn-up time.
    During the PoC, the joint innovation simulated the delivery of Ethernet services through the
    three different network service providers, via an orchestrated environment with flexible
    bandwidth deployed on demand and connectivity bursting to Amazon Web Services (AWS)
    when needed.
    “The Proof of Concept Showcase allowed MEF16 attendees to witness, first-hand, leadingedge
    implementations of agile/dynamic, assured, and orchestrated Third Network services
    powered by LSO, SDN, NFV, and CE 2.0,” said Nan Chen, president of MEF. “We
    congratulate Comcast Business, Sparkle, Tata Communications, ECI, and Viavi on winning a
    coveted Proof of Concept Award for demonstrating the ability to provision on-demand Carrier
    Ethernet services across multiple network operators and multiple technology platforms.”
    The PoC showcased how a CE 2.0 E-Line service with a bandwidth on-demand requirement
    can be provisioned and orchestrated across multiple service and cloud providers using the
    MEF LSO Reference Architecture. Comcast Business, Tata Communications and Sparkle
    provided the originating network, the intermediate network and the direct connection into the 
    cloud, respectively. ECI’s EPIC platform with fulfillment functionality developed as part of the
    OpenLSO fulfillment project provided the means to seamlessly connect these disparate
    domains. Viavi’s VNF-based service acceptance and testing technology verified the newly
    created service meets previously defined SLA requirements. The EPIC open source platform
    works towards a “vendor-agnostic” vision to deliver real-time control and assure network
    performance across carriers.
    More information about the PoC can be found here.

    About ECI
    ECI is a global provider of ELASTIC network solutions to CSPs, critical infrastructures as well
    as data center operators. Along with its long-standing, industry-proven packet-optical transport,
    ECI offers a variety of SDN/NFV applications, end-to-end network management, a
    comprehensive cyber security solution, and a range of professional services. ECI's ELASTIC
    solutions ensure open, future-proof, and secure communications. With ECI, customers have
    the luxury of choosing a network that can be tailor-made to their needs today as well as
    seamlessly and cost effectively upgraded to meet future requirements. For more information,
    visit us at www.ecitele.com.

  • 09 Nov 2016

    Clarizen Named Best Collaboration Software on CrowdReviews.com
    SANTA FE, NM--(Marketwired - November 07, 2016) - CrowdReviews.com, a platform for reviewing and ranking online software, has announced Clarizen as the best online collaboration software based on customer reviews. Clarizen has achieved their position as the leading collaboration software based on the reviews their customers have left in regards to features and functions of their software. Competing collaboration software vendors are invited to ask their customers to leave their own reviews detailing their experiences with the solutions being provided.
    The rankings on CrowdReviews.com are determined based on a transparent algorithm. This algorithm takes into consideration several elements including 5 primary factors which providers can improve to increase their placement within the rankings. These five factors include review strength, engagement strength, sentiment strength, profile strength, and verified status. Providers and customers alike can review the factors used to determine placement on the rankings at the link provided below:
    http://www.crowdreviews.com/how-do-we-rank
    CrowdReviews.com encourages reviewers to attach a LinkedIn profile when leaving a review to add additional credence to their review, allowing for visitors to ensure that a review was written by a real person. Reviewers can choose whether to attach their profile to a recommendation, or to leave a review anonymously. While the choice to leave a review anonymously is available, more weight is placed on reviews made by those which attach their name to their review. Others can leave a comment or ask a question to reviewers as well, enabling companies to communicate with reviewers.
    To view the rankings of the best collaboration software visit:
    http://www.crowdreviews.com/rankings-of-best-collaboration-software
    Those interested in joining CrowdReviews.com can visit the following page to register or claim their profile:
    http://www.crowdreviews.com/#registration
    About CrowdReviews.com
    CrowdReviews.com is a crowdreviewing platform which ranks over 500 software categories and 200 service categories.

  • 01 Nov 2016

    Vivo & Cellwize win “Most Successful Deployment of SON” for Summer Olympics in Rio at SON World 2016
    Awarded for ensuring operational excellence and always on connectivity for Vivo’s subscribers and roamers at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games

    At the SON World Award Ceremony, held in London on October 18th, Vivo, the Brazilian brand for Telefónica in Brazil, the largest network in Latin America with over 90 million subscribers, and Cellwize were awarded “Most Successful Deployment of SON” based on their collaboration at the Summer Olympic Games in Rio, which provided always-on connectivity, smooth video streaming and superior data and voice experience for over 1,000,000 spectators and participants.

    Cellwize Self-organizing network (SON) technology has already been providing Vivo with an automated network optimization solution for the Brazilian market, which is considered as one of the largest and most advanced SON deployments globally. The closed-loop solution allocates and diverts network resources quickly, exactly when and where they are needed most. The enhanced mass event technology had been tested prior to the Rio Olympics in popular sporting and music events, which took place in the iconic Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

    During the Olympics, Cellwize’s continuous network optimization solution enabled Vivo to handle even the most extreme fluctuations in mobile data traffic, by carrying out automatically over 300,000 provisioning changes in the mobile network with a near real time granularity. To successfully carry out the same amount of changes, in such a dynamic and challenging environment, would have required significant manual intervention. The reduction in engineering man hours required along with the improvements in the operational efficiencies resulted in both OPEX and CAPEX savings, as engineering teams could be focused on more valuable areas regarding radio optimization.

    Vivo & Cellwize Award
    “We are honored to win the award and pleased with the global recognition of the joint innovative work of Telefonica Brazil and Cellwize, which reinforces our strategic partnership.”, Commented Juan Carlos Garcia Lopez, Global RAN Director at Global CTO. “Our customers rely on our network for almost every aspect of their digital lives from health, education, commute, business and entertainment, and expect network performance to be flawless and available 24/7”.

    “We are proud to win the award and to have partnered with Vivo to ensure an award-winning performance at the Olympic Games, the most lucrative sport event in the world.”, said Ofir Zemer, CEO of Cellwize. “The Rio Summer Olympics was an excellent showcase of our market leadership and our advanced technology. We are fully committed to continue developing solutions that drive subscriber’s satisfaction and lasting customer loyalty. Our customer-centric network optimization approach supports digital transformation by enabling operators to offer high value to their subscribers while rolling out new innovative data and digital services”
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