PICS Telecom 5G

The Race to 5G Has Started

2016 was the year that saw telecom companies making the business case for the 5G connectivity upgrade. Throughout last year, numerous trials were conducted to test its power – and these continue to take place today. Last summer, several European telecoms signed a manifesto to get the EU to support…

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PICS Telecom IoT

Welcome to the World of the Internet of Things

A fridge that maintains the food at optimum temperature, where you can see the contents without opening the door, plays music and even keeps track of the food consumed? Not in the distant future, but happening now. Welcome to the world of the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things…

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PICS Telecom SDN

The SDN (R)evolution

The revolution or evolution towards SDN continues. We take a look at what this means for the telecommunications industry.  It is 2016, and it is a fact that SDN technology (or the virtualization of entire networks) is evolving at a very rapid pace. Since SDN is unstoppable, for network operators…

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PICS Telecom Budget

Keeping Your Telecom Budget Under Control

Cost pressures are a fact in the volatile telecommunications industry. Expenditures can easily get out of hand due to rapid development in telecom products and subsequent asset turnover, plus other factors such as OEM’s restrictive rules and frequent business restructuring. Cost cutting measures are crucial while ensuring the quality of…

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MYTH BUSTERS: The real truth about surplus network equipment.

In this article PICS Telecom dispels misconceptions and outright lies about surplus network equipment: #1: The secondary market is NOT the same as the gray market. Truth is, the two markets are vastly different. Most reputable surplus and pre-owned network equipment sellers have more stringent practices in place to detect…

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