In her role as Senior Marketing Writer at Accedian, Mae blogs, manages social media strategy, and produces a variety of collateral focused on thought leadership around telecom industry news and trends. She has more than 15 years of journalism and marketing experience, covering business-to-business technology, including telecom, for a variety of organizations including and Ziff Davis. Mae holds a B.A. in communications from Thomas Edison State College.

All posts by Mae Kowalke

Accedian Wins MEF17 Award

Recognized for excellence and innovation in the network functions virtualization (NFV) space Accedian's SkyLIGHT virtualized performance assurance solution won the...

Accedian at INCOMPAS Show 2017: Booth 5

Join us at the Incompas Show, a networking and education event for communications technology professionals. It’s happening October 15-17, 2017, at…

  • Stay In Sync

    Send me periodic emails with news, product updates, and invitations to events.

  • Acronym Guide

    327 Terms, Page 2 of 82


    IEEE-maintained network connectivity layer standard that defines protocols and practices for Operations, Administration and Maintenance (OAM) for paths through 802.1 bridges and LANs.


    An IEEE-defined standard for Ethernet in the first mile protocols used to connect a communications network and a customer premises.


    Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting
    An IP-based networking system–typically relying on either the RADIUS or Diameter protocol–used to control the computer resources users have access to, and to track user activity on the network. AAA is used to enforce policies, audit usage, and collect information needed to bill for services.


    Alternate Access Vendor
    Company other than a Local Exchange Carrier (LEC) that provides dedicated, private line telecommunications connections (usually via fiber).

    Page 2 of 82