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Laying the Tech Foundation for Digital Transformation
Column  | 
9/25/2017  |  Post a comment
Pay-TV providers should follow four basic steps to carry out the digital transformation process
Why Amazon May Be Cable's Biggest Threat
MariNation  | 
9/22/2017  |  13 comments
It's not just because Amazon has a lot of cash.
The Importance of BBU Emulation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Whether building out distributed RANs or new centralized RANs, BBU emulation is a critical step of the process to help mobile operators avoid lengthy and costly delays.
WiCipedia: Endangered Species, 'the Pao Effect' & Bad Actors
WiCipedia  | 
9/22/2017  |  2 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Recruiting in a time of upheaval; how Ellen Pao's Reset affects Asian women; and advice from female founders.
Intent-Based Networking: Marketing Hype or a Magic Bullet for Automation?
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
9/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Intent-based networking is making a resurgence as a potentially promising way for telcos to advance self-configuration and automation in the network.
Charting the Course to Cloud-Native
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/20/2017  |  Post a comment
During the "Getting to 'Cloud Native' " panel at our NFV & Carrier SDN event, we will debate what it will take to enable telcos to execute their cloud transformations, and what the supplier community's responsibilities are in the process.
What Comes After SD-WANs?
Rewired  | 
9/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Software-defined WANs were the hot topic a year ago at Light Reading's NFV-SDN event, and a lot has happened since. What grabs the spotlight this year?
The John Chambers Era Is Ending at Cisco
Craig's A-List  | 
9/18/2017  |  2 comments
Already replaced as CEO, John Chambers is fully detaching as he plans to step down as Cisco chairman, truly ending his time as the face and voice of the company.
Survey Says: Women in Comms Tell All
Que Sera Sarah  | 
9/18/2017  |  1 comment
The results of Women in Comms' first survey are in, and they show that the more things change, the more they stay the same (among many other things!).
WiCipedia: Google Sued Over Gender Pay Disparity
WiCipedia  | 
9/15/2017  |  3 comments
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: The pay gap is real at Google; are blondes taken seriously?; Apple event has no gender balance; and more.
5G Pushes Carriers Toward Cloud-Native NFV
Column  | 
9/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Mobile edge computing (MEC) and a cloud-native core are necessary ingredients for the future 5G NFV network, argues Ian Maclean of Metaswitch.
Overpriced & Underwhelming, Apple's New iPhone Lacks X Factor
Morris Lore  | 
9/13/2017  |  12 comments
In terms of innovation, Apple's latest device is not exactly a garbage-fueled flying car.
Fall Is a TV (Industry) Lover's Delight
MariNation  | 
9/12/2017  |  5 comments
Forget back to school. Let's get back to TV with a rush of fall industry updates.
WiC in Denver: What's the Matter With Tech?
Que Sera Sarah  | 
9/12/2017  |  1 comment
Join WiC for its fourth networking breakfast in Denver on Thursday, Sept. 28, where we'll come together to discuss why the future is brighter than ever for women in tech.
Kickstarting Digital Transformation
Column  | 
9/11/2017  |  Post a comment
Once pay-TV providers embrace the idea, they must take a comprehensive, company-wide approach to carry out such fundamental changes.
Boom! Hulu Just Blew Up the TV Bundle
MariNation  | 
9/8/2017  |  8 comments
Maybe TV doesn't have to be just TV anymore.
Enterprise Services Market Is the Telcos' to Lose
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/8/2017  |  Post a comment
To succeed in the enterprise market telcos need to play to their strengths.
WiCipedia: Tech in Africa, Female CEOs & Bingeworthy TV
WiCipedia  | 
9/8/2017  |  1 comment
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: why you may want to consider a move to Africa; C-level women come out of retirement; encouraging your daughters to pursue STEM; and more.
Why VMware Thinks It Can Help the NFV Cause
CxO Spotlight  | 
9/6/2017  |  2 comments
Shekar Ayyar, executive vice president of strategy for VMware's Telco Group, is leading the company's charge into carrier networks.
5G & Millimeter Wave Band Challenges
Column  | 
9/6/2017  |  1 comment
5G will require a fresh look at RF characteristics as operators deploy next-gen tech on very high-band frequencies.
How to Save Energy With DAA
Breznick Unbound  | 
9/5/2017  |  Post a comment
In a Light Reading webinar Thursday, industry experts will look at how cable operators can cut energy use by deploying distributed access architectures.
Huawei Cloud Enterprise Communications Solution
News from Huawei  | 
9/5/2017  |  Post a comment
Huawei Cloud Enterprise Communications (CloudEC) solution integrates capabilities, such as HD video, instant messaging, collaborative conference and contact center together, and can be applied in offices, mobile workspace, cross-regional working and other scenarios.
MWC Americas: Gigabit LTE's Debutante Ball
Jonestown  | 
9/4/2017  |  Post a comment
Forget 5G! For early adopters, Gigabit LTE will be coming of age in the US at Mobile World Congress in San Francisco this month.
WiCipedia: Uber's Charity Drive & Boys Buck Bro Culture
WiCipedia  | 
9/1/2017  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Uber crashes towards redemption; preventing boys from becoming bros; Women's Equality Day; and more.
Converging the Access Network
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/1/2017  |  1 comment
Fiber is making a comeback and converged access infrastructure is helping to push the market collectively towards 5G and other services.
Telco Enterprise Comms Under Threat From Cloud Rivals
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/1/2017  |  Post a comment
By customizing cloud services and providing a more holistic solution to business customers' needs, traditional telcos can increase their chances of winning in the enterprise market.
The Autonomous Network Is the Endgame for Telecom
From the Founder  | 
8/31/2017  |  19 comments
The 'gleaming city on a hill,' Steve Saunders calls it. But who is going to take us from today's NFV componentry to the grand future of a self-driving network? Here's a look at the vendors hoping to make it happen.
Exploiting Cloud-Network Synergies to Boost Enterprise Customer Satisfaction
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/31/2017  |  Post a comment
The challenge for telcos is to achieve cloud-network synergy: making cloud the gateway to develop new B2B services.
Upskill U: OPNFV Director on Open Source & Automation
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
8/30/2017  |  1 comment
This week at Upskill U, Heather Kirksey, director of OPFNV, will examine the use of open source and automation in accelerating the deployment and management of network and business services.
Embracing the Digital Revolution
Column  | 
8/30/2017  |  Post a comment
MVPDs have an opportunity to make digital investments without upending their current business.
Finding Value Beyond VoLTE
Column  | 
8/29/2017  |  Post a comment
VoLTE, in the end, becomes a cloud and NFV story, Metaswitch's Ian Maclean argues.
Is Open Source Software the Future of VR?
Column  | 
8/28/2017  |  4 comments
Clearly, in order to increase VR consumption and creation, open standards like WebVR are necessary.
WiCipedia: Pao Resets; Fowler Goes Supreme
WiCipedia  | 
8/25/2017  |  1 comment
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Ellen Pao shares an excerpt from her revealing new book; Susan Fowler fights class action waivers; Uber's financials grow despite its drama; and more.
Intent-Based Marketing or Intent-Based Networking?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/25/2017  |  1 comment
During the past year or so, vendors have taken interest in intent-based networks (IBNs), and standards development organizations have started working toward finding an industry standard for this cost- and time-saving development.
Implementing the Cloud+X Strategy on Enterprise Connection and Communications Services
News from Huawei  | 
8/25/2017  |  Post a comment
Cloud+X is the best choice for carriers' enterprise market expansion plans.
Case Study: Service Cloudification Enables B2B Transformation in China Telecom
News from Huawei  | 
8/25/2017  |  Post a comment
Guangdong Telecom's all-fiber network deployment transformed its enterprise services potential.
Enterprise Cloud Communications Deliver Borderless Collaboration
News from Huawei  | 
8/25/2017  |  Post a comment
There are still a lot of problems and challenges that impede the construction of an information-based enterprise but Huawei has some solutions.
The Automation Taboo: Let's Talk About Jobs
Morris Lore  | 
8/24/2017  |  42 comments
For telcos, automation puts an awkward spotlight on employee value. Investors will be watching.
Opportunities Present Themselves to Operators in the B2B Market
News from Huawei  | 
8/24/2017  |  Post a comment
Industry boosts in the B2B market meet new enterprise service requirements.
Broadband Isn't What It Used to Be
MariNation  | 
8/24/2017  |  8 comments
'You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.'
MANO's Key Value Proposition Is to Automate Operations
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/22/2017  |  Post a comment
A new Heavy Reading report looks into NFV MANO's progress, including the importance of OpenStack and open source efforts.
Service Cloudification Enables B2B Transformation in China Telecom
News from Huawei  | 
8/21/2017  |  Post a comment
How can communications service providers develop new lines of business based on emerging trends in the enterprise ICT sector?
Cisco Engineer Shares Her Top Tech Trends
Mentor Monday  | 
8/21/2017  |  2 comments
Serpil Bayraktar, a principal engineer in Cisco's CTAO office, reveals which three technologies have been the most impactful over her 26-year comms career.
Hot Air: UK 5G Spectrum Dispute
Morris Lore  | 
8/21/2017  |  2 comments
A spectrum dispute between BT and 3 seems unlikely to hinder the UK's digital competitiveness in the 5G era.
Combating Video Insecurity
Column  | 
8/21/2017  |  Post a comment
Here's how to build and scale a secure digital video business with confidence.
WiCipedia: Dolly Babes, Manifesto Backlash & 'Brotastic' Failures
WiCipedia  | 
8/18/2017  |  3 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Even children's shoes are unfairly gendered; backlash galore for Google gender memo author; can being female be used as an advantage in tech?; and more.
Automating Field Tests to Boost Operational Efficiency
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Telecom operators need to move from complex, error-prone manual test processes to more automated, consistent and streamlined test procedures where admin is minimized.
ON2020 Looks to the Future at ECOC
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/17/2017  |  Post a comment
ON2020 has been surveying the optical networking needs and evolution strategies of leading network operators and is ready to share the results at ECOC 2017.
Demystifying the 3GPP
Column  | 
8/14/2017  |  Post a comment
An insider's perspective on how 4G and 5G standards get created.
Are Cord-Cutting's Days Numbered?
Breznick Unbound  | 
8/14/2017  |  16 comments
While cord-cutting surged in the second quarter and promises to rise again this quarter, could the proliferation of OTT services lead consumers back to pay-TV bundles eventually?
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