The Performance Authority

Monitoring the State of the Network

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LTE: Cleaning up the cell site

I’ve winced every time I’ve heard the time “convergence” over the past several years. Convergence has always been a marketing…


Active, invisible

Enterprises and mobile operators are gaining Ethernet experience quickly as they speed deployment of the latest generation of business services…


Who is Mzima?

The future of telecom comes from stories like these: Mzima (pronounced M-zeema), an operator few of us know by name,…


Who is Mzima?

The future of telecom comes from stories like these: Mzima (pronounced M-zeema), an operator few of us know by name,…


NOC needs plug & go Ethernet

Everybody’s doing it: Ethernet is getting deployed on a large scale everywhere. I’ve had the chance to meet with NOC…


The 3D, 4G mesh

Just in time to join the big summer sci-fi blockbusters is a bigger-than life techno-drama for mobile operators: the 3D,…


LTE backhaul: Think twice

When you start digging into LTE, you find it’s a pretty amazing technology – not just the speeds and feeds,…


Least-cost Ethernet?

The CBX event in New York last week harked back to the heydays of telecom, while at the same time…


The micro-burst that killed my network

The IT department at the stock trading firm was under serious pressure. Trading times, carefully monitored by sophisticated monitoring systems,…


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  • Acronym Guide

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    PBT

    Provider Backbone Transport
    See PBB-TE

    PBX

    Public Branch Exchange
    A telephone exchange (switching system) that performs interconnections between many phone stations within an organization.

    PCC

    Policy and Change Control
    A formal process for ensuring that information technology system or product changes are introduced in a controlled, coordinated manner.

    PCRF

    Policy and Charging Rules Function

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