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Service Assurance Is Critical for NFV & SDN
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/18/2014  |  1 comment
The success of NFV and SDN will depend on service assurance, big data, end-to-end orchestration, and a centralized catalog.
WhatsApp Threatens Carrier VoLTE
Light Reedy  | 
4/18/2014  |  7 comments
While the operators remain quiet on 4G voice, WhatsApp is plowing full steam ahead -- with or without their involvement.
FTTH in Latin America – Really?
Column  | 
4/18/2014  |  2 comments
A new industry report suggests that the market for fixed broadband services in Latin America is about to grow dramatically, driven by fiber access, but I don't see it.
TWC & Charter Embrace Next-Gen WiFi
News Analysis  | 
4/18/2014  |  3 comments
Both large US MSOs move to offer higher-levels of WiFi service to customers as they boost broadband speeds and expand their hotspot coverage.
Juniper Veteran Is New Kumu Networks CEO
News Analysis  | 
4/17/2014  |  6 comments
RK Anand -- the 12th hire at Juniper way back when -- takes on a new role as CEO with the radio rule-breakers at Kumu Networks as they eye small cells and much more.
Cox Bets on Smart Homes in Vegas
News Analysis  | 
4/17/2014  |  7 comments
Cox expands smart home services into Las Vegas as broadband providers continue love affair with home security and automation.
Heavy Reading: The Road to Virtual EPC
News Analysis  | 
4/17/2014  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading analyst Gabriel Brown predicts that widespread operator deployments of virtual Evolved Packet Core technology will mostly happen after 2016.
Lightpath Fiber Lights 7,000 NY Buildings
News Analysis  | 
4/17/2014  |  4 comments
Cablevision's commercial services unit lights up 7,000th building in NYC metro area, after adding more than 1,000 locations to its fiber network in the past year.
Eurobites: EU Bigwig Wants to Relax M&A Rules
News Analysis  | 
4/17/2014  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Russian operator makes a move on Crimea; Duma considers ban on foreign telecom kit; publishing boss turns guns on Google.
Ciena Pushing 200G for Subsea
News Analysis  | 
4/16/2014  |  1 comment
Ciena announced today that the Japan-US Cable Network consortium has completed a successful trial of Ciena's 16 QAM 200G technology on a 630 km segment of its network in California.
Nagra Secures Dish's TVE Future
News Analysis  | 
4/16/2014  |  4 comments
Dish and Echostar select Nagra's DECE-approved persistent rights management (PRM) technology to secure Dish Anywhere multiscreen services.
Volvo: AT&T HSPA+ Can Drive My Car
News Analysis  | 
4/16/2014  |  18 comments
AT&T racks up another connected car customer in Volvo, which will embed HSPA+ via the carrier's single SIM platform in future car models in the US and Canada.
Report: NFV/SDN Standards 'Myopic' on Service Management
News Analysis  | 
4/16/2014  |  12 comments
New Heavy Reading report says end-to-end service management needed for hybrid networks and current efforts focus only on virtualized services.
Cable Eyes Big Technology Shifts
LRTV Documentaries  | 
4/16/2014  |  4 comments
US cable engineers are facing a lot of heavy lifting in the coming years, notes Light Reading Cable/Video Practice Leader Alan Breznick.
A10 Helps With 100G, IPv6 Transitions
News Analysis  | 
4/16/2014  |  1 comment
The company introduces its Thunder Series network appliances, designed to help carriers and enterprises make the transition to faster networks and more flexible address space.
Eurobites: Telefónica Bets on Mobile Ads
News Analysis  | 
4/16/2014  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BSkyB teams up with Twitter; Ericsson in OpenStack deal; Glastonbury latest!
Demythologizing Multi-Play
Column  | 
4/16/2014  |  1 comment
Not everything you thought you knew about multi-play services is necessarily so.
Zebra to Buy Moto's Asset Tracking Business for $3.5B
News Analysis  | 
4/15/2014  |  2 comments
Zebra claims the massive cash buy will position it well at the business end of the Internet of Things.
BlackBerry Invests in Healthcare IT Startup
News Analysis  | 
4/15/2014  |  22 comments
The struggling handset maker sees a future in secure communications for the healthcare industry.
TWC Reveals RDK Set-Top Plans
News Analysis  | 
4/15/2014  |  1 comment
Time Warner Cable announces development plans for its first IP set-top box using the RDK software platform
Mohu Turns Over New Leaf for OTA TV
News Analysis  | 
4/15/2014  |  9 comments
Mohu introduces new Leaf Metro antenna and promises a device that will combine OTA and web-based video content.
Deutsche Telekom Aims for Security Advantage
News Analysis  | 
4/15/2014  |  5 comments
Deutsche Telekom is looking to profit from the heightened awareness of data security issues post-Snowden.
Ruckus Takes On HP With Cloud WiFi Services
News Analysis  | 
4/15/2014  |  7 comments
New service moves the WiFi controller to the cloud and helps small businesses manage and monetize their WiFi access points.
Ubuntu Beefs Up OpenStack Support
News Analysis  | 
4/15/2014  |  4 comments
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS supports Icehouse, the latest version of OpenStack, with improved management features.
Eurobites: BT's Rivals Go Ultrafast in York
News Analysis  | 
4/15/2014  |  11 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK's appetite for superfast; broadband Bolognese; the Nokia tablet that never was.
Metal Machine Music: Dedicated M2M Networks on Horizon
News Analysis  | 
4/15/2014  |  3 comments
Do connected cars, smart sensors, and fitness monitors need their own dedicated communications networks? Some are betting they do...
Mobile Apps Susceptible to Heartbleed, Too
News Analysis  | 
4/14/2014  |  14 comments
BlackBerry preps security updates for Android and iOS devices as Lookout warns consumers their mobile apps could be vulnerable.
SCTE Seeks Corporate Buddies
News Analysis  | 
4/14/2014  |  Post a comment
Cable tech group launches corporate alliance program to hike membership and deliver more customized training and education for cable employees.
Ericsson's M&A Leader Resigns
News Analysis  | 
4/14/2014  |  6 comments
Ericsson SVP and strategy head Douglas Gilstrap, who guided M&A activities, is leaving, but Ericsson's M&A interests likely will stay.
Vodafone Netherlands Rolls Out IPTV
News Analysis  | 
4/14/2014  |  1 comment
Vodafone Netherlands is partnering with Entone for set-tops and Divitel for systems integration in the launch of its new IPTV service.
T-Mobile Petitions Operators to Kill Overages
News Analysis  | 
4/14/2014  |  15 comments
Final 'uncarrier' move of the month has T-Mobile doing away with data overage charges and petitioning its competitors to do the same.
Small Cells: Finding Answers in 2014
Column  | 
4/14/2014  |  2 comments
Small cells have taken far longer than many have expected to take hold in the market, but now, as the industry is maturing, what's needed for several different deployment scenarios?
Eurobites: Sawiris Eyes Telecom Italia Investment
News Analysis  | 
4/14/2014  |  5 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional news roundup: BT challenges 'margin squeeze' note; eircom considers IPO; European Commission targets mHealth.
Cisco & VMware Are Apple & Google of SDN
News Analysis  | 
4/14/2014  |  14 comments
They both stand to gain by the shift to virtual networks, according to a recent Goldman Sachs report. Possible losers: companies that primarily rely on hardware sales, such as Brocade and Juniper.
Mobile VC Tops $1B in March Madness
News Analysis  | 
4/14/2014  |  5 comments
Tango – and its cash – dances to the top of the VC funding table in March.
T-Mobile Drops LTE iPad Prices to WiFi Levels
News Analysis  | 
4/11/2014  |  12 comments
The "uncarrier" drops prices on its LTE iPads to WiFi levels and offers 1.2 GB of free LTE data each month for the rest of the year.
Cisco, Juniper Treating Gear Against Potential Heartbleed
News Analysis  | 
4/11/2014  |  15 comments
Companies issued warnings about possible vulnerabilities in some of their equipment, and continue to update the lists of products that may be affected.
New BTI CEO's Mandate: 'Scale the Business'
News Analysis  | 
4/11/2014  |  4 comments
Colin Doherty's mandate: Stay the course but step on the gas.
Eurobites: Telenor Counters Heartbleed Threat
News Analysis  | 
4/11/2014  |  4 comments
Also in today's regional roundup: O2 UK boasts of 4G uptake and network modernization; Telefónica offers concessions to seal E-Plus deal; Ericsson to continue doing business in Iran; and more.
Aereo Sets Chromecast Debut After Court Date
News Analysis  | 
4/11/2014  |  8 comments
Aereo plans to go live with Chromecast support on May 29, more than a month after the company will present its case against broadcasters to the Supreme Court.
BlackBerry's Chen: We're Not Dumping Devices
News Analysis  | 
4/10/2014  |  22 comments
BlackBerry CEO says it isn't exiting the device business... yet.
Adobe & thePlatform Tie TVE Knot
News Analysis  | 
4/10/2014  |  1 comment
Comcast-owned media publishing unit teams up with Adobe to pitch multscreen video service packages to pay-TV and content providers.
New Alliance Advances Single US Rural Network
News Analysis  | 
4/10/2014  |  5 comments
Indatel brings the bandwidth, and ANPI brings the services, in an effort to move to a seamless network of rural broadband providers.
AT&T's Going to Carolina With 1 Gig
News Analysis  | 
4/10/2014  |  29 comments
AT&T seeks to expand its 1-Gig fiber service to six North Carolina cities, as well as boost coverage in Austin, Texas.
Core 100G Fuels Packet-Optical Switching Growth
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/10/2014  |  5 comments
The move to 100G in long-haul networks is driving the integration of DWDM transport and OTN switching, finds Heavy Reading.
Amid Hearings, Comcast Ups Speeds/Hotspots
News Analysis  | 
4/10/2014  |  5 comments
Comcast announces higher Internet speeds and more WiFi hotspots amid Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the proposed merger with Time Warner Cable.
Apigee Puts InsightsOne Acquisition to Work
News Analysis  | 
4/10/2014  |  2 comments
Latest version of Apigee Insights combines InsightOne's predictive analytics capability with APIs for a deeper understanding of customer behavior, before and after it happens.
SevOne Acquires Log Analytics Startup
News Analysis  | 
4/10/2014  |  1 comment
The RapidEngines acquisition ties real-time log analytics to performance metrics for a more complete network picture.
Eurobites: Eircom Joins Vectoring Club
News Analysis  | 
4/10/2014  |  4 comments
Also in today's regional roundup: Fiber network M&A activity in Spain; KPN chief gets vote of approval; BT, Unify team on unified communications.
Bye-Bye DVD: Consumers Embrace Digital Video
LRTV Documentaries  | 
4/10/2014  |  7 comments
Veteran video analyst Colin Dixon, founder and principal analyst of nScreenMedia, says research shows 56% are using digital video already.
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Cable Eyes Big Technology Shifts

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US cable engineers are facing a lot of heavy lifting in the coming years, notes Light Reading Cable/Video Practice Leader Alan Breznick.
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Maximizing Customer Experience & Assuring Service Delivery in an IP World

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Steven Shalita, VP of Marketing, NetScout Systems, Inc., discusses the challenges cable/MSO operators face in assuring the delivery of new IP-based services. Key points include the value of proactively managing performance, and using rich analytics and operational intelligence to better understand service and usage trends, make smarter business decisions and ...
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Bye-Bye DVD: Consumers Embrace Digital Video

4|10|14   |   04:17   |   (7) comments


Veteran video analyst Colin Dixon, founder and principal analyst of nScreenMedia, says research shows 56% are using digital video already.
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Video: TW Cable Puts Multicast Gateways to the Test

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Tom Gonder, a chief architect at Time Warner Cable, explains how its trial of multicast gateways is impacting IP-based video plans.
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Managing & Monetizing Big Data in Operator Environments

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At Mobile World Congress, Gigamon's Director of Service Provider Solutions, Andy Huckridge, and Heavy Reading Analyst Sarah Wallace discuss the 'big data' issues facing carriers and operators today.
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Data Center Energy – Build Your Data Center in a Modular Way

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Dr. Fang Liangzhou, VP Network Energy Product Line, shared his thoughts about the challenges for data centers during CeBIT 2014.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Agile Network Solution – An Overview of Huawei's Agile Network Solution

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Ajay Gupta, Director of Product Marketing, Networking Product Line, gives an overview of the Agile Network Solutions during CeBIT 2014.
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Huawei’s eLTE Voice Trunking, Video and Data Applied for Railways

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Gottfried Winter is the Sales Director at Funkwerk, a German specialist in GSM-r terminals and a long-time partner of Huawei. At CeBIT 2014, Winter talks to Light Reading about this partnership and the integration of enhanced voice trunking, video and data functions.
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LeaseWeb Speaks Highly of Huawei's Datacenter Products

4|7|14   |   1:37   |   (0) comments


Rene Olde Olthof, Operations Director LeaseWeb, talks about the next data center transformation during CeBIT 2014.
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Comcast: Reshaping the Cable Network Architecture

4|3|14   |   07:11   |   (8) comments


Shamim Akhtar, Comcast's architect and senior director of network strategy, explains why the cable company is moving to a more distributed network architecture.
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VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger at Mobile World Congress

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VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger speaks to Heavy Reading about the value of virtualization spanning from the data center to service provider networks to mobile devices.
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Analysts' Impressions of Huawei SoftCOM at ONS 2014

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After visiting the Huawei booth at ONS, Lee Doyle of Doyle Research gives his appraisal of Huawei's SoftCOM solution.
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