Meet the Queen of Laser Radio Tech
Mentor Monday | 11/23/2015 | 1 comment
Christina Richards, AOptix's VP of Marketing, crossed the bridge from electrical engineering to marketing, and she shares her advice to women looking to do the same.
Fueling the Distributed CCAP Debate
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/13/2015 | 1 comment
Even as MSOs roll out integrated CCAP systems, cable engineers are heating up the debate over next-gen approaches that would shift at least part of the CCAP gear and functions from the headend to the network.
Cisco + Ericsson: From Soup to Nuts
Shades of Ray | 11/13/2015 | 2 comments
If this week's coverage of 'Ciscosson' left you digitally indigested, as if you'd swallowed a John Chambers-sized meatball, then here's a tasty roundup.
The Platform's Not Burning
Column | 11/10/2015 | 6 comments
Don't panic – the platform isn't burning but is evolving quickly through open source, writes OPNFV director Heather Kirksey.
Testing Times for Our Industry
Column | 11/5/2015 | 9 comments
Cisco has once again set the bar and challenged the New IP networking sector by opening its doors and welcoming independent testing, something more vendors should be doing.
LTE-A Components Deliver on Bandwidth, IoT
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/3/2015 | Post a comment
The latest LTE components support the LTE-A functions required to deliver high bandwidth up to 600 Mbit/s at one extreme, and very low-power, sub-1 Mbit/s for IoT/M2M applications at the other.
Mentor Monday: SAP's Lise Tcheng
Que Sera Sarah | 11/2/2015 | 1 comment
Quotas backed up by KPIs are the best way to level the playing field for women in comms, SAP's SVP says as she provides a global perspective.
Sorting Out Cable's Gigabit Strategy
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/26/2015 | 2 comments
Cable operators are exploring how to introduce gigabit services after vendors unveil the first DOCSIS 3.1 modems and related gear at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo.
Mentor Monday: Cisco's Liz Centoni
Que Sera Sarah | 10/26/2015 | 1 comment
The chief of staff for Cisco's head of engineering and champion of women engineers at the networking giant shares her perspective and advice for women in comms.
CloudNFV: Dell's Lost Opportunity?
Wagner’s Ring | 10/23/2015 | 8 comments
The industry group was an early attempt to unlock the full potential of NFV. Depending on who you talk to, it either fizzled out or achieved victory and went home.
Grace Hopper: Power to the Pipeline
Que Sera Sarah | 10/19/2015 | 7 comments
Speakers at the Grace Hopper Celebration shared practical ways to improve the hiring pipeline for women in tech. By changing how we recruit, we can also change who we recruit.
High Cost Ratios Limit 100GE Growth
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/16/2015 | Post a comment
Although 100G will become a major part of the wavelength market, the high ratio of 100GE to 10GE prices is keeping many potential buyers from migrating to higher bandwidth levels.
IoT Billing Presents Complex Puzzle
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/15/2015 | 6 comments
As the Internet of Things (IoT) becomes more prevalent, billing for those services becomes more confusing, driving the need for new billing solutions in the market.
Carriers Need Better Service Assurance
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/14/2015 | 3 comments
As global mobile data traffic continues to soar, service providers are finding service assurance increasingly important to help prevent churn, and providing service assurance without compromising end-user privacy will be key.
Cisco's vSwitch Makes the Grade
Shades of Ray | 10/13/2015 | 2 comments
In an independent test of its NFV infrastructure (NFVi) by respected European lab EANTC, Cisco's virtual switching and routing achieved the throughput and scalability for commercial deployment.
From The Founder
Steve Saunders provides an overview of white box networking and introduces a new "slim line" version of the OSI 7-layer model.
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