Michael Kennedy

Biography for Michael Kennedy

Michael Kennedy is a regular FierceTelecom columnist. He is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Network Strategy Partners, LLC (NSP), management consultants to the networking industry--recently purchased by ACG Research. Michael is now a Principal Analyst at ACG Research. He can be reached at mkennedy@acgresearch.net.

Articles by Michael Kennedy

Market maturity, competition force service providers to adopt more sophisticated business models

Michael Kennedy, Principal Analyst, ACG Research Service providers are seeking increasingly sophisticated business models with more complex interactions between their customers, suppliers,

Video driving carriers to rethink their network architecture choices

Michael Kennedy, Principal Analyst, ACG Research It is not new information that video makes up most of total consumer IP traffic and is quickly over taking mobile data traffic. The types

Optical transmission innovations underpin service growth

Optical transmission innovations are tightly linked to the emergence and rapid growth of Internet video, cloud-centric services, 4G mobile, and financial trading networks. Advances in video

QoS is an essential element to create profitable Ethernet services

(Editor's note: This article is part of a new FierceTelecom eBook, Ethernet QoS: Trust, But Always Verify. Click here to get your copy today.)IP/Ethernet-based networks are the foundation upon which

Internet video needs sophisticated business models

Internet traffic will continue growing at high double digit rates, primarily due to Internet video, but it does not necessarily follow that this growth can be converted to growing profits. A major

Network traffic: Strong growth ahead, but is it sustainable?

The outlook for traffic growth driven by technology breakthroughs on the supply side and creative ideas on the demand side is very strong. Growth in all market segments--residential and enterprise

Operations expense drives connection-oriented Ethernet design choices

Carrier metro networks are migrating from SONET/SDH transport to connection-oriented Ethernet designs as new business models are emerging built upon residential triple play, Ethernet mobile backhaul,

Carving out a cloud computing service business case

Cloud computing services are emerging as new value-added service offerings for network-based service providers. They create business opportunities for network-based service providers by allowing them

Smart grid changes access network economics

The electric power industry's deployment of smart grids embodies some surprising changes for the economics of communications access networks. Business case motivations for deploying smart grids

Making sense of the Tier 2 wireline service provider consolidation wave

What do CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL), Fairpoint (OTC: FRCMQ.PK), Frontier (NYSE: FTR) and Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN) see that everyone else is missing? It seems to be common industry knowledge that voice