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The Evolution, Impact & Future of 4K
UBB Forum News  | 
9/22/2014  |  Post a comment
Daniel Tang, CTO of Huawei's Fixed Network Product Line, takes a look at the evolution and future outlook of the global 4K industry.
Operators: Leverage Advantages Over OTTs
Column  | 
9/19/2014  |  Post a comment
Operators should leverage their network, QoS, billing and big data to compete against OTT players with both consumer and enterprise offers.
Fiber Sizzles in Spain as Orange Targets Jazztel
UBB Forum News  | 
9/18/2014  |  Post a comment
In Europe, Spain's the broadband market to watch currently.
Rethinking Rackspace as a Cloud Partner
Rewired  | 
9/17/2014  |  4 comments
Cloud provider backs off M&A plans, but is that the last word?
Clouding the Edge for LTE-A and Beyond
Column  | 
9/17/2014  |  2 comments
Is it smarter to centralize network intelligence for LTE-Advanced and 5G, or continue the Flat-IP 4G trend of pushing intelligence to the edge?
Municipal Mania: Lessons From Europe
UBB Forum News  | 
9/17/2014  |  5 comments
Municipal fiber networks in Europe have had mixed success.
Putting Your SDN Knowledge to the Test
Rewired  | 
9/16/2014  |  1 comment
The ONF is developing standards that will let you go to school on SDN and then test for certification to prove what you know.
OTT: Friend or Foe?
UBB Forum News  | 
9/16/2014  |  1 comment
Most broadband operators are on a collision course with OTT players.
Analyzing Apple & VoLTE
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/12/2014  |  9 comments
The news that Apple's new iPhone 6 will now support Voice over LTE kind of a big deal.
Poll: G.fast Yet to Convince
UBB Forum News  | 
9/12/2014  |  Post a comment
Meet the Small Cell Forum's New Chairman
Light Reedy  | 
9/12/2014  |  Post a comment
Vodafone's Dr. Alan Law talks to Light Reading about virtualization, backhaul, SON and more after being appointed chairman of the Small Cell Forum.
Huawei's Rollercoaster Week
Shades of Ray  | 
9/11/2014  |  6 comments
I don't think there's another company like this in the communications industry…
Introducing 'The New IP'
Column  | 
9/11/2014  |  31 comments
Is your network built on 'The Old IP,' or are you part of 'The New IP' revolution?
Brighter Outlook For Dark Fiber in 4G Era
UBB Forum News  | 
9/11/2014  |  Post a comment
Backhaul capacity needs have fuelled the dark fiber market once more.
SDN-Enabled IP and Optical Integration
UBB Forum News  | 
9/10/2014  |  3 comments
Virtualization has breathed new life into the IP+optical integration movement.
Carriers Need to Rejoin Digital Value Chain
Column  | 
9/10/2014  |  4 comments
Carriers are being left out of purchases made on mobile phones, but they have the opportunity to get back in the value chain for both physical and virtual buys.
Is Rackspace the Best Next Move for CenturyLink?
Shades of Ray  | 
9/9/2014  |  9 comments
Cloud asset M&A makes sense for telcos, but while it might make sense for Rackspace to be bought by an operator, does it have what CenturyLink really needs?
Google Takes Fiber Fight to AT&T
UBB Forum News  | 
9/9/2014  |  3 comments
The arrival of Google Fiber has shaken up the US fixed broadband market and lit a fire under AT&T.
Gigabit: What Is It Good For?
The Utilitarian  | 
9/5/2014  |  26 comments
The proliferation of gigabit networks has implications that extend far beyond high-speed home networks.
'You Will': 20th Century Telephony Predictions
Wagner’s Ring  | 
9/5/2014  |  15 comments
Videoconferencing and phones-on-your-wrist are two of the predictions in videos promoting phone innovations from 1993 and 1955.
Handset Vendors Battle for Limelight
Shades of Ray  | 
9/5/2014  |  6 comments
With the shadow of Apple's upcoming announcement hanging over them, mobile device vendors such as Samsung, Microsoft, Huawei and Motorola have been unveiling new devices.
Eastern Europe's Flourishing Fiber Scene
UBB Forum News  | 
9/5/2014  |  1 comment
Eastern Europe has some of the most advanced fiber broadband markets in the world. But why?
SDN: Secret Sauce to the Internet of Things
Column  | 
9/4/2014  |  4 comments
The Internet of Things (IoT) will provide a major challenge for network operators, but SDN and NFV can help.
Poll: Vectoring to Play Major Role
UBB Forum News  | 
9/3/2014  |  5 comments
Poll results suggest vectoring will play a significant role in some broadband markets in the coming years.
What's the Real Cost of Network Downtime?
Column  | 
9/3/2014  |  Post a comment
With the high cost of achieving carrier-grade networks, is high availability good enough?
G.fast: The Dawn of Gigabit Copper?
UBB Forum News  | 
9/1/2014  |  11 comments
Beyond vectoring, there's yet further opportunity to squeeze more broadband life out of copper lines.
Be Open to the Freedom of Openness
Column  | 
8/29/2014  |  9 comments
Open is possible, definable and important, because an environment of freedom is a superior construct.
NFV Drives Telco Cloud Evolution – Nokia
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/29/2014  |  5 comments
Network functions virtualization is the key catalyst underpinning telco data center transformation, believes Nokia Networks.
Who Has Done the Ice Bucket Challenge?
Shades of Ray  | 
8/28/2014  |  8 comments
The 'Ice Bucket Challenge' has been sweeping the world -- so who in the telecom sector has done it?
Vectoring: Some Va-Va-Voom for VDSL
UBB Forum News  | 
8/28/2014  |  3 comments
There are plenty of ways for operators to squeeze even more life out of their existing copper access networks, including vectoring.
Music to My Mobile
Light Reedy  | 
8/28/2014  |  14 comments
Wireless operators are jumping on the mobile music bandwagon, a move that sounds good for many reasons.
Tracing Technology Changes in the Smart Home
Column  | 
8/27/2014  |  3 comments
Every component of the smart home ecosystem is changing, creating new opportunities – and challenges – for service providers.
WDM Gets Edgy
UBB Forum News  | 
8/27/2014  |  2 comments
The ultra-broadband era is driving fiber and WDM to the edge of the network.
Testing Will Further Boost Mobile Market
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/27/2014  |  Post a comment
The growth of the smartphone market is creating a new testing ground for vendors that must find a way to keep ahead of the game.
VMware Laughs at Container & OpenStack Threats
Wagner’s Ring  | 
8/26/2014  |  1 comment
Containers, OpenStack and networking hardware are competitive threats to VMware, which is embracing all three.
Optical Vendors Optimistic Despite Shrinking Market
DOS Attack  | 
8/26/2014  |  1 comment
Optical transport vendors are finding growing business opportunities with web content firms even as their overall market shrinks.
M2M's In Fashion: Wearables Play the US Open
Light Reedy  | 
8/25/2014  |  15 comments
The worlds of tennis, fashion and wearables collide as Ralph Lauren and OMsignal turn a polo into a sensor to track your every movement.
5G Hype: An Early Inflation
Jonestown  | 
8/25/2014  |  12 comments
Will 5G become a worthless term before the communications standard is even defined?
Fiber Revival at Deutsche Telekom
UBB Forum News  | 
8/25/2014  |  16 comments
Investment in fiber broadband access has helped the German incumbent's domestic operation turn a corner.
T-Mobile: Small Cells? We're Dense Already
Jonestown  | 
8/22/2014  |  17 comments
CFO Carter Braxton says that T-Mobile's network was 'much more dense' from the buildout.
Sprint Drops Prices, But Also Speeds?
Light Reedy  | 
8/21/2014  |  14 comments
The fine print on Sprint's new $60 plan suggests it can prioritize other plans' traffic first – a letdown, and maybe even a net neutrality violation.
A New Verizon App Store? Say It Ain't So
Light Reedy  | 
8/20/2014  |  11 comments
Verizon is reportedly working with an industry consortium to launch its own app store, but past efforts suggest it's not a smart move for the operator.
Line-Powered Phone Lines: A Hot Topic Again
Rewired  | 
8/20/2014  |  11 comments
In the mid-80s, there were hot debates about how to power phones over non-copper lines. Guess what? Those debates are back.
Testing Performance Is Key to Cloud Success
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/20/2014  |  2 comments
As more and more applications move into the cloud, enterprises must ensure that those clouds are rigorously tested for performance.
Breakfast With... Pica8's Steve Garrison
Wagner’s Ring  | 
8/19/2014  |  4 comments
Hard times are going to start around Christmas for many SDN startups.
Take Time to Give Time
Column  | 
8/18/2014  |  2 comments
Don't let new technologies and whizz-bang gadgets keep you from respecting those speaking to you and giving them the full attention they deserve.
For Cable, Broadband Is the New Video
Breznick Unbound  | 
8/18/2014  |  2 comments
As expected, US cable broadband subscribers pass cable video subs for the first time in latest report from Leichtman Research Group.
Intel ARMs Itself for IoT, SDN Opportunities
DOS Attack  | 
8/18/2014  |  1 comment
Intel buys ARM processor assets to make it better equipped for the future of mobile equipment and SDN-enabled data center gear.
Live Chat: NFV & the Data Center
Light Reedy  | 
8/18/2014  |  2 comments
Join us Thursday at 12:00 p.m. EST for a live chat with Heavy Reading's Roz Roseboro about how NFV is changing data center requirements and operations.
Who's Doing Best in LTE-A?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/14/2014  |  Post a comment
As LTE-Advanced networks begin to reach commercial deployment, technology suppliers are scrambling to establish market leadership positions.
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Sales Director of INIT on Plug & Play Switch Devices

9|19|14   |   3:21   |   (0) comments


INIT Italy uses both the Huawei S5700 and S7700 series switches for the campus LAN environment. Sales Director Andrea Curti says their company chose these Huawei devices over others because of their performance, flexible scalability and plug-and-play features.
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Saudi Arabia Upgrades Vocational Training System

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The Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) has 100,000 students, 150 government-owned institutions and oversees 1000 private institutes. The CIO of TVTC explains that Huawei devices have allowed them to manage multiple datacenters using just one software program, scientifically tracking the progress of students and teachers, saving them millions.
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Huawei's Media Solutions Are Here to Stay

9|19|14   |   4:35   |   (0) comments


The current media revolution requires rapid upgrades in technology. New formats (HD, 3D, 4K etc.) and the subsequent explosion of file sizes demand sophisticated network and storage architecture. Social media and the multiple distribution channels require a robust asset management system. Gartner analyst Venecia Liu speaks about the current technological trends in ...
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Microgenesis on Huawei's Switches

9|19|14   |   3:57   |   (0) comments


Microgenesis is a solutions and system integrator company in the Philippines whose areas of expertise include data centers, networking and security products. In this video, Executive Director Jeffrey Choa talks to us about his customers needs and they benefit from using Huawei switches.
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Network Solutions Help the Philippines Jump Ahead

9|17|14   |   2:59   |   (0) comments


In the past, the Philippines has under-invested in technology. Now, the CEO of Softshell talks about how Huawei products help the Philippines jump ahead as the economy improves.
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VCS Observation for Safer Cities in the Netherlands

9|17|14   |   5:20   |   (0) comments


Holland's VCS Observation has been operating for 22 years. Its main goal is to get cities safer. CEO Wim van Deijzen tells us some of the challenges his company faces and how Huawei is helping to overcome these challenges.
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A Conversation With Serbia's Ministry of Interior

9|17|14   |   4:38   |   (0) comments


At HCC 2014, the Assistant Minister of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia talks to us about his projects and corporation with Huawei. Solutions like Safe City and E-Government and services like cloud computing are just some of the areas his department is interested in.
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IHS Analyst Discusses eLTE at CCW 2014

9|10|14   |   7:09   |   (0) comments


Thomas Lynch, associate director of critical communications at IHS Technology, talks about broadband in critical communications.
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TCAA on Huawei eLTE: A Broadband Solution for Mission-Critical Communications

9|10|14   |   2:29   |   (0) comments


At CCW2014 in Singapore, the TCCA's Phil Kidner talks about the importance of broadband data for critical communications.
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Spotlight on Cisco: SDN for Optical Networks

9|8|14   |   9:27   |   (0) comments


Cisco's Greg Nehib talks OpenFlow and more on the 'Software-Defined Networking for Optical Networks' panel at the Big Telecom Event in June 2014.
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Cisco's Evolved Programmable Network (EPN)

9|8|14   |   4:05   |   (0) comments


A look at the various demos Cisco showed at Light Reading's Big Telecom Event highlighting Cisco's EPN innovation and how SDN and NFV technologies are enabling a variety of new services.
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The Future of Ultra-Broadband, With Kevin Kelly (UBBF2014)

9|5|14   |   1:13   |   (1) comment


If you think the technological changes we've seen up to now are astounding, just wait until you see what the future has in store. Discuss upcoming breakthroughs with Kevin Kelly, Founding Executive Editor of Wired Magazine, at the Huawei Ultra-Broadband Forum on September 24.
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