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Why Service Providers and Telcos are Embracing Open Disaggregated Networking Amidst Skyrocketing Mobile Data Traffic

Episode 16: Craig Schaefer and William Graves - IP Infusion

Making the Switch: Why Service Providers and Telcos are Embracing Open Disaggregated Networking Amidst Skyrocketing Mobile Data Traffic

Total global mobile data traffic – excluding traffic generated by fixed wireless access – reached around 67 Exabytes per month by the end of 2021. This is projected to quadruple to reach 282 Exabytes per month in 2027. Demand for data shows no signs of slowing and network operators are challenged every day with the need to deliver massive scale and new services—all at lower costs. 

One solution, which is proving successful, is a switch to open disaggregated networking. So why are service providers and telcos making the switch?

Listen Here: Making the Switch: Why Service Providers and Telcos are Embracing Open Disaggregated Networking 

Podcast

Date: 1st Dec 2022

Length: 29m 04s

2023: IoT Security Landscape

Episode 15: Haydn Povey - Secure Thingz / IAR

2023: IoT Security Landscape

Ahead of the Electronica Trade Show in Munich, EPS Global CEO Colin Lynch sat down with Chief Strategy Officer for IAR Systems, and former guest on the Critical Lowdown, Haydn Povey, for a commentary of the chip security landscape as we head into 2023, from legislative sanctions and how to get ahead. Let's jump right in. 

Listen Here: 2023: IoT Security Landscape 

Podcast

Date: 10th Nov 2022

Length: 29m 23s

Broadband Connectivity Reimagined - Turning ISPs into Experience Providers

Episode 14: Barry McGinley, Mark Downey - EPS Global

Open Networking 101: Your Questions Answered - Part 2

In the continuation of Part 1 of our Open Networking Explained podcast, we enter a quick fire round with Barry and Mark, where we cover such topics as DCI, GPON and of all places, Slough.

Listen Here: Open Networking 101: Your Questions Answered - Part 2 

Podcast

Date: 27th Oct 2022

Length: 15m 41s

Broadband Connectivity Reimagined - Turning ISPs into Experience Providers

Episode 13: Barry McGinley, Mark Downey - EPS Global

Open Networking 101: Your Questions Answered - Part 1

More and more enterprises are turning to Open Networking as the new way forward. From shorter lead times to more flexibility in network deployments, the possibilities are endless. But in essence what is Open Networking? What are the benefits and indeed drawbacks of this approach?

Listen Here: Open Networking 101: Your Questions Answered - Part 1 

Podcast

Date: 13th Oct 2022

Length: 29m 32s

Broadband Connectivity Reimagined - Turning ISPs into Experience Providers

Episode 12: EPS Global, MetaLINK, and IP Architechs

Beating the Supply Chain Crunch - A Case Study for Open Networking

If it wasn’t clear before, the last number of years have crystallized the fact that internet access is an absolute necessity in the contemporary world. With people working from home, streaming services instead of using traditional media platforms, and vital services such as education, banking and telemedicine being administered online – many are calling for Internet access to be classed alongside power and water as a household utility.

Listen Here: Beating the Supply Chain Crunch - A Case Study for Open Networking 

Podcast

Date: 29th Sept 2022

Length: 27m 04s

Broadband Connectivity Reimagined - Turning ISPs into Experience Providers

Episode 11: Gunter Reiss - DZS

Broadband Connectivity Reimagined - Turning Service Providers into Experience Providers

As users enjoy richer services such as 4K or even 8K video, gaming, augmented or virtual reality, and buffer free conference calls, more strain is being placed on the existing wireless infrastructure found in your average household.

Research shows 49% of households have changed providers over concerns about their quality of experience. So what now for service providers who want fewer truck rolls, loyal subscribers, and reduced churn? How can they transform into Experience Providers, deliver new revenue generating services, and gain unprecedented end-to-end visibility into their networks?

Listen Here: Broadband Connectivity Reimagined - Turning Service Providers into Experience Providers 

Podcast

Date: 15th Sept 2022

Length: 34m 14s

Outsourced Device Programming: A Simplified Manufacturing Solution

Episode 10: Mick McCarthy - EPS Global

Outsourced Device Programming: A Simplified Manufacturing Solution

Microcontrollers run our lives. They power industrial and consumer products from factories to fridges, coffee machines, our phones and our cars. These tiny devices work together in symphony to perform the tasks that keep us moving. With demand for these devices already high and growing year on year, manufacturers are under pressure to make sure their devices are on time, on budget and secure. Can outsourcing device programming simplify the manufacturing process, and can it help manufacturers maintain speed and quality on their assembly lines?

Listen Here: Outsourced Device Programming: A Simplified Manufacturing Solution 

Podcast

Date: 1st Sept 2022

Length: 32m 25s

What are P4 Programmable Switches and how do they benefit Data Centers?

Episode 9: Nanda Ravindran - Edgecore Networks

What are P4 Programmable Switches and how do they solve power, performance and cost challenges for Data Centers?

P4 switching is open networking extended all the way down to the switch ASIC level, and while it will not solve all data center’s problems, when properly used will provide increased resource efficiencies to better handle the data, greater visibility and monitoring of traffic to screen and block attacks at the network edge, and enhance congestion control. All of this without significantly sacrificing on performance, or increasing the need for power, or adding to costs.

Listen Here: What are P4 Programmable Switches 

Podcast

Date: 14th July 2022

Length: 17m 38s

Sustainable Network Innovation with Open Technology

Episode 8: Bhartendu Chaurasia - Meta / Facebook

Driving Sustainable Network Innovation with Open Telecom Technology

As 5G networks and 5G-enabled technologies become more prevalent, experts expect the sustainability opportunity of 5G to be high on the agenda for service providers this year and next. How can we drive sustainable network innovation to keep pace with the exponential growth in network traffic, and can open telecom technology bring more people better internet access across all 4 corners of the globe?

We covered these topics at the Internet Service Providers Business Model Summit in London this month during a fireside chat with the Head of TIP Technology for EMEA at Meta/Facebook. Take a listen now!

Listen Here: Driving Sustainable Network Innovation with Open Telecom Technology 

Podcast

Date: 30th June 2022

Length: 23m 21s

The Internet of Trouble Part 2

Episode 7: Haydn Povey - Secure Thingz

Securing IoT Devices to avoid an Internet of Trouble - Part 2

Recently the CEO of EPS Global, Colin Lynch sat down with Haydn Povey, founder and CEO of Secure Thingz and the Chief Strategy Officer at IAR Systems, to discuss the topic of IOT security. Haydn has just returned from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where he has been acting in an advisory role on the key requirements for security of connected devices, and on the future minimum standards.

In Part 2, Colin and Haydn look at the solutions for manufacturers, and how they can best protect their IP. Let’s jump back in.


Listen Here: Securing IoT Devices to avoid an Internet of Trouble - Part 2 

Podcast

Date: 16th June 2022

Length: 13m 54s

The Internet of Trouble

Episode 6: Haydn Povey - Secure Thingz

Securing IoT Devices to avoid an Internet of Trouble - Part 1

The Internet of Things is one of the world’s fastest evolving technologies. There is 22 billion devices in circulation around the globe, with that number set to increase by 15 billion in the next 3 years. However, as the number of these connected devices surge so do the attack surfaces for potential bad actors.

Over the next two episodes of The Critical Lowdown we are going to ask, “With increased connectivity in consumer, medical, industrial, and critical infrastructure domains, just how do we guarantee trust and privacy in a hyper-connected world of devices, and how can manufacturers ensure the Internet of Things does not become the Internet of Trouble.

Listen Here: Securing IoT Devices to avoid an Internet of Trouble - Part 1 

Podcast

Date: 2nd June 2022

Length: 22m 49s

How do Electronics get Packaged Efficiently?

Episode 5: Carlos Rodriguez - EPS Global

How do Electronics get Packaged Efficiently?

We rely heavily on electronics to power the products we use on a daily basis from our phones, TVs, laptops, home appliances, and especially our cars. The intelligent source behind all of this is electronic devices or chips that are placed onto circuit boards on assembly lines across the globe in the manufacture of these products we all know and love. Most of us know little about what goes on behind the scenes.

How do electronics get packaged for efficient assembly into our most coveted devices?

Carlos Rodriguez, General Manager of EPS Mexico, sat down with CMO Ciara McCarthy, to give a behind the scenes view of Tape and Reeling at one of 23 Global Locations. 

Listen Here: How do Electronics get Packaged Efficiently? 

Podcast

Date: 19th May 2022

Length: 21m 11s

5G Crosshaul - Meeting Network Demands with Open Networking

Episode 4: Nanda Ravindran - Edgecore Networks

5G Crosshaul - Meeting Network Demands with Open Networking

5G crosshaul is radically different from the common 4G mobile backhaul. New requirements include lower latency, higher data rates, hard isolation of network slices, and dynamic connectivity for on-demand services encompassing multiple physical and virtual components at the RAN. The present infrastructure is not fit for purpose and Edgecore Networks is leading the way in this network transformation.

Our Senior Systems Engineer, Barry McGinley, sat down with Edgecore Network's VP of Product Management, Nanda Ravindran, to discuss why service providers should consider 5G backhaul/x-haul network deployments, and what role is there for open networking.

Listen Here: 5G Crosshaul - Meeting Network Demands with Open Networking 

Podcast

Date: 5th May 2022

Length: 22m 12s

Harnessing the Power of Open Disaggregated Networking to Speed up Broadband Rollout

Episode 3: Feka Samakuva - Netomnia

Harnessing the Power of Open Disaggregated Networking to Speed up Broadband Rollout

Providing access to high speed networks has long been a priority for Governments and enterprises alike. The UK Government has set ambitious targets to have gigabit capable broadband coverage to 85% of the country by 2025. In the US, the FCC has pledged $60bn in grants to help bring broadband to rural areas and to rip and replace unsecure equipment. In Germany, the federal Government has committed €12bn for broadband funding through its “grey spots” program.

So with the intent clear from Governments around the world, how can Service Providers harness open networking to speed up deployments and cut costs?

Listen Here: Harnessing the Power of Open Disaggregated Networking to Speed up Broadband Rollout 

Podcast

Date: 21th April 2022

Length: 16m 45s

>Open Networking and the Global Chip Shortage with Kelly LeBlanc - Pica8

Episode 2: John Laban - OCP Foundation

How can Open Networking meet the Challenge of the Climate Crisis?

For every tweet, blog post or photo there is a physical manifestation somewhere in the world. These manifestations are data centers.

The carbon footprint of Data Centers and their energy usage has come into sharp focus as climate targets loom and the climate crisis intensifies. How can open networking meet this challenge and bridge this gap?

Listen Here: How can Open Networking meet the Challenge of the Climate Crisis? 

Podcast

Date: 7th April 2022

Length: 20m 17s

>Open Networking and the Global Chip Shortage with Kelly LeBlanc - Pica8

Episode 1: Kelly LeBlanc - Pica8

Open Networking and the Global Chip Shortage

The modern world runs on microchips. They drive our cars, run our smart homes, and allow us to communicate at lightning speed. 2020 to 2021 has seen a two-sided squeeze on the global chip market as the Covid-19 Global Pandemic accelerated already unprecedented demand and supply was restricted by extreme weather events, trade wars, and a global slowdown. How can service providers maintain access to supply chains while not compromising on security and quality on their networks?

Listen Here: Open Networking and the Global Chip Shortage 

Podcast

Date: 24th March 2022

Length: 14m 26s

The Critical Lowdown Trailer

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A New Podcast from EPS Global

The Critical Lowdown is a technology podcast from the team at EPS Global. Each episode will give you access to industry experts, and step beyond the anecdotes to see how new technologies, chip shortages, and an ever-changing security landscape affects you and the projects you're rolling out.

Listen Here: The Critical Lowdown Trailer 

Podcast

Date: 3rd March 2022

Length: 1m 17s

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