Operator Agnostic Networks

I recently read an article on Services in the context Enterprise Networks. The article put the size of the market at a figure that was at-least two times the size of Services for Carrier Networks. This obviously meant one of two things – the world-wide Enterprise Networks are several times larger than public carrier networks or Enterprise Networks are far more complex consuming more Services for its upkeep than that for Carriers.

Without being judgmental about these two points, there is no denying the fact that the Enterprise Networks Market is larger than that for Carriers.

As is my wont – started day dreaming ( 🙂 ) about the following terminology: Over the Top Network and Operator Agnostic Network.

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Defending Low Entry Barriers

Read a news report that Cisco has announced it’s intention to acquire Meraki Inc., a California based privately held provider of cloud based solutions. From what I understood, Meraki’s solutions allow Cloud based Management of on-premise networking gear. Looks like Cisco intends to use Meraki’s solutions along with Cisco’s Unified Access platform. This prompted me to ponder about defending low entry barrier businesses. Let me explain why… Continue reading

Managing With Managed Services

Many Service Providers have gone for managed services from third parties for operating their IT and Network. This enables them to defocus from non-strategic tasks and focus on strategic priorities of their business. However, care has to be taken to ensure that these purposes are really achieved. Continue reading