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Does 5G mean we can finally update the mobile data plane protocol?
For reasons I can’t even begin to explain, I’ve never particularly liked the General Packet Radio Service Tunnelling protocol (GTP). It’s certainly ...
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The 5G Access Gateway Function (AGF): An Evolutionary Tale
Once upon a time, tucked away in a tiny garage in Anytown USA, there was a modest Remote Access Server. Its flickering green lights indicated that ...
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Implementing the BGP Monitoring Protocol (BMP) in your NOS to track BGP network state
The worldwide public internet has long depended on the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) for exchanging routing a reachability information between ...
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Implement MPLS on white box switches with the Metaswitch NOS Toolkit
With the continued growth of the global MPLS IP VPN Services Market and the ongoing consolidation of of the access layer onto Multiservice MPLS edge ...
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Leveraging Open Compute technologies to build a portable NOS
Starting with the compute platforms themselves, data center network engineers have long enjoyed the benefits of hardware/software disaggregation. The ...
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A clear recipe for building your own network operating system
Building a network operating system (NOS) is a major undertaking for any organization, requiring significant amounts of time and money to complete. ...
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Working with millimeter waves: A tale of 5G new radio
Those of us in the business of delivering high-performance network packet processing are often quick to brush off the radio frequency (RF) giant. We ...
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This is why a new approach to pure software packet processing will make you rethink your choice of 5G UPF
Naturally, the first thing I worry about, before I start actually writing a blog post, is what cutesy title to give it. Suffering the sort of ...
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5G Multi-Access Edge Computing with cloudlets in fog creating mist, and why the hell does every networking journal read like a London weather report these days?
It was the mighty Babylonians way back in 650 BC who used cloud patterns -- along with a sprinkling of astronomy – in the first attempt to forecast ...
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Embracing Automation is Essential for NFV Success
NFV is now officially six years old. Despite the many technological breakthroughs in its relatively short life, the sense of frustration in the ...
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Does 5G finally mean curtains for TCP/IP?
In the realm of protocol suites, TCP/IP is the proverbial cockroach. I mean that in a nice way, of course. Well, as nice as you can be comparing ...
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Composable Network Protocols Shortlisted for Network Transformation Awards
We’re excited to announce that Metaswitch’s Composable Network Protocols have been shortlisted in this year’s Network Transformation Awards for Best ...
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