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A Modest Proposal for Fixing Net Neutrality
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5/19/2014  |  Post a comment
Let carriers charge like package delivery services do.
Insider Sales Don't Inspire Confidence in Cisco
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8/12/2011  |  1 comment
Cisco perked up on an upbeat earnings report, but insiders have mostly unloaded shares in the past six months
Switch Chips: Silicon Technology Delivers Step Change
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1/28/2011  |  Post a comment
Advances in high-performance chipsets are enabling a faster migration from Gigabit Ethernet to 10G, 40G and 100G implementations
Timing the Test for Ethernet Backhaul
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1/21/2011  |  1 comment
Ethernet is becoming the technology of choice for mobile backhaul, but timing and synchronization remains a key problem
Shoring Up Security in a Wi-Fi World
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1/20/2011  |  Post a comment
The growth and popularity of Wi-Fi is causing issues for vendors and service providers that are trying to stay ahead of security threats
Smart Grid Creates Lucrative Market
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12/16/2010  |  Post a comment
The strong potential for smart grid products and services drives some major telecom technology suppliers to make significant investments
The End of the Road for Convergent Charging?
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11/30/2010  |  Post a comment
The ability to change and implement new rate plans quickly is fast becoming a key differentiator for telecom service providers
Data Center Power Struggles
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11/17/2010  |  Post a comment
Telcos need help to rein in data center power costs
Putting the Customer at the Center
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11/5/2010  |  Post a comment
While SDM is fast becoming a mainstream technology for telecom service providers, important elements of SDM are still in the formative stages
Enterprises Should Consider Cloud Call Centers
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11/3/2010  |  Post a comment
Many enterprises are turning to cloud-based VoIP call centers to supplement or replace their conventional on-premises call centers
Packet-Optical Transport Drives Investment
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9/30/2010  |  Post a comment
Carriers are expected to shift to packet-optical transport over the next five years
QoS Tools Can Ease Reluctance to Deploy VoIP
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9/16/2010  |  Post a comment
Over the next 18 to 24 months, network operators will see a ramp-up in demand for VoIP from several key enterprise verticals
Think of Telecom as 'Things Connected'
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9/9/2010  |  Post a comment
Telecom network operators and communication service providers are facing a growing and undeniable outside threat from big market disrupters
Telco SOA Market Changes
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9/7/2010  |  Post a comment
The arrival of easier-to-implement service-layer transformation technology is bringing some significant changes to the telco service-oriented architecture sector
Where Telcos Must Go Next
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8/5/2010  |  8 comments
Why user experience should matter more to phone companies
SMBs Key Market for SIP Trunking
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7/23/2010  |  Post a comment
Enterprises are becoming more comfortable with SIP trunking as a low-cost alternative to legacy telecom services
Cloud Computing's Security Problem
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7/15/2010  |  Post a comment
Although the cloud computing market is hot, cloud service providers must address data and service security concerns
IPTV Has Axes to Grind
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7/2/2010  |  Post a comment
IPTV network operators face a complex array of issues and challenges as they scale their networks to deliver more robust services to a wider group of customers
Chipping Away at LTE
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7/1/2010  |  Post a comment
LTE silicon vendors are well placed to meet demand, meaning the rollout of LTE networks will not be limited by lack of silicon
Telcos Still Need a Plan for Application Delivery
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6/1/2010  |  Post a comment
Application delivery is still a loosely defined term, and telcos are trying to sort out which vendors are best placed to provide them with the right solutions
HD Voice: Silence Isn't Golden
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5/13/2010  |  6 comments
High-definition voice may find a home in cable networks, but several factors are contributing to its slow emergence
'Make Do & Mend' Attitude Delays Packet Optical Revolution
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4/29/2010  |  1 comment
The cost savings vendors say can be achieved by evolving to packet optical networking are impressive, but sales returns so far are modest
Multicore Processors Take Over the Sweet Spot
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4/2/2010  |  Post a comment
Results from the multicore processor and NPU sector survey pinpoint key trends that are driving product purchases
Quality Determines Cable VoIP Success
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3/30/2010  |  Post a comment
In order to continue their success in the VoIP service market, cable operators must incorporate tools that improve QoS
Is 100G Transport Closing the Window on 40G?
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3/5/2010  |  Post a comment
While 10-Gbit/s systems still dominate optical transmission system shipments, bandwidth demand is spurring network operators to accelerate their timetables for migrating to 40G and 100G technologies
The Buzz About CEM
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3/1/2010  |  1 comment
Customer experience management is quickly emerging as a key component of network operator efforts to adapt their business models to new 'telco 2.0' market realities
100G Hits the Ground Running
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2/19/2010  |  1 comment
Soaring demand for bandwidth is driving telecom equipment makers, silicon developers, and optical component vendors to accelerate timetables for 100-Gbit/s Ethernet products
Cloud Telephony Is More Than Hot Air
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2/11/2010  |  Post a comment
Cloud telephony providers are finding that small business owners are eager to buy services in the cloud, because they do not have the cash for a capital outlay
Telcos Face TV Quandary
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2/9/2010  |  Post a comment
US consumers continue to cite the price of video services as the most important factor in evaluating offerings from competing suppliers
Cable Operators Find Love With Ethernet Services
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1/7/2010  |  Post a comment
Cable operators continue to capture share in the business services market, and Ethernet is emerging as a huge part of their arsenal
Femtocells Fill In the Enterprise Gaps
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1/6/2010  |  Post a comment
Once considered a solution only for residential or SOHO use, femtocells are now being embraced by all enterprises, regardless of size
Clouds Gather Over Telco Data Centers
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12/10/2009  |  Post a comment
Network operators must revamp their data center resources to make a serious run at delivering cloud computing and XaaS to corporate customers
Capturing SaaS Cloud Computing Business
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12/8/2009  |  Post a comment
Telcos now have a major opportunity to aggregate SaaS applications so that enterprises can go one-stop-shopping for all their SaaS needs
Luke Wilson’s War
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11/30/2009  |  8 comments
Our former editor explains AT&T's 3G map controversy and snipes at the lesser Wilson brother, while appeasing its secret mobile data police and avoiding disconnection
SIP Trunking Fuels UC Movement
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11/16/2009  |  Post a comment
SIP trunking may finally provide the push that unified communications has needed to achieve widespread acceptance
Why Build When You Can Buy? The ATCA Balancing Act
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10/30/2009  |  2 comments
ATCA is now reaching critical mass, and many have worked hard within industry organizations to ease the development of ATCA-based systems
How to Save Supercomm
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10/26/2009  |  7 comments
The folks backing Supercomm need to stop and think about what this industry still needs in an event
Will Giant Steps Squash CDNs?
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9/16/2009  |  Post a comment
Experienced CDNs know they must keep abreast of evolution in customer needs to survive an increasingly competitive market
VoIP Growth Tests SBCs
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9/14/2009  |  Post a comment
As SBCs take on a greater role in carrier networks, their performance and reliability is more important than ever
AlcaLu & HP: SIP Can Wait
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9/8/2009  |  1 comment
As the IMS market stalls, equipment vendors must reevaluate their telco app server strategies
Network Operators: Hollow Be Thy Name
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8/19/2009  |  Post a comment
The ability to drive transformation through the use of intelligent IT has become a key battleground – off-shoring is no longer sufficient
Gateway to the Ultimate Prize: Customer Loyalty
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8/5/2009  |  Post a comment
The growing market adoption of home networking is leading to increased demand for gateways
Discordant Technologies Strike a Chord
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7/16/2009  |  Post a comment
Using fixed/mobile convergence to support unified communications might seem like cannibalization for mobile operators, but it is actually complementary to their existing services
In-Building Opportunities for VDSL2
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7/1/2009  |  5 comments
Capable of delivering up to 100 Mbit/s over short distances, VDSL2 is a great technology for fast broadband access within buildings
Outlook Cloudy for Telco IaaS
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6/23/2009  |  Post a comment
Cost Optimization Delivers MicroTCA Opportunity
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6/22/2009  |  2 comments
MicroTCA system and components vendors are dramatically reducing costs with greater integration, component optimization, and growing volume
TV vs. Web Video
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6/17/2009  |  Post a comment
As traditional broadcasting viewership and revenues decline, networks look to Web video
Digital Video Quality: Out of the Lab, Into the NOC
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5/21/2009  |  Post a comment
Vendors of all different types and sizes have developed a large number of test, measurement, and monitoring solutions to help service providers retain their customers through ensuring QoE
Digging Beyond Network Autopsy Reports
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5/12/2009  |  Post a comment
Many IPT managers are turning to service-level reporting to learn as much as possible about the quality issues on their networks
How Cisco Does It
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5/8/2009  |  Post a comment
Cisco's optimism is not surprising, considering how well it embodies the same technology transformation story its customers are hearing
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Six different communications service providers join to debate their visions of the future CSP, following a landmark presentation from AT&T on its massive virtualization efforts and a look back on where the telecom industry has been and where it's going from two industry veterans.
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Infinera's Sales Director Paints Tech's Big Picture

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Shannon Williams, Infinera's director of sales, shares how she achieves work's many balancing acts -- between her role and the broader company, today and tomorrow's tech and more.
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SD-WAN Innovation & Trends

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Versa CEO Kelly Ahuja discusses with Carol Wilson the current status and trends in the SD-WAN market, Versa's innovation around building a software platform with broad contextualization, and the advantages that startups can bring to the SD-WAN market.
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Ovum's Dario Talmesio on 5G in Europe

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At 5G World 2017, Dario Talmesio, principal analyst and practice leader on Ovum's fixed and mobile telecoms European team, explains the emerging trends amongst European operators as they prepare for 5G.
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Putting Power on a Pedestal

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ARRIS's John Ulm says a major accomplishment of SCTE•ISBE's Energy 2020 program is increased focus on power cost and consumption, including inclusion of energy requirements in operators' RFPs and RFIs.
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Gigabit Access: The Last-Mile Pipe for All Future Services

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A Gigabit access platform being deployed today must be able to deliver all types of services to an increasing number of devices. A non-blocking architecture is necessary to support the ever-increasing growth in bandwidth demand. The Huawei Gigabit access solution is based on a distributed design that is fully scalable to deliver a unprecedented performance.
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Key Factors to Successfully Deploy an SD-WAN Service

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As service providers transition their SD-WAN solution from trials and limited deployments into production at large scale, there are important considerations to successfully operationalize these solutions and realize their full potential, without adding complexity, introducing uncertainty or disrupting current business operations. Sunil Khandekar, CEO and Founder ...
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IoT Solutions: Rational Exuberance

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IoT solutions are morphing from hype into viable business opportunities. Huawei has the platform and ecosystem support to help carriers successfully address new business opportunities in the IoT space.
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Realizing ICN as a Network Slice for Mobile Data Distribution

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Network slicing in 5G allows the potential introduction of new network architectures such as Information-centric Networks (ICN) as a slice, managed over a shared pool of compute, storage and bandwidth resource. Services over an ICN slice can benefit from many architectural features such as Name Based Networking, Security, Multicasting, Multi-homing, Mobility, ...
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Ovum's Mike Roberts on 5G Uptake

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Mike Roberts, research director for Ovum's service provider markets group, explains why he has boosted his 5G subscriptions forecast.
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AT&T's Hubbard on Intersection of SD-WAN & MPLS

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Rick Hubbard, SVP of Network Product Management for AT&T Business Solutions, discusses how AT&T's approach to SD-WAN fits in with its overall virtualization strategy, explains how SD-WAN can improve enterprise customers' use of the cloud and addresses the intersection of SD-WAN and MPLS.
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Keep Connected IoT Devices Under Control With Allot

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Allot AVP of International Pre-Sales, Daniel Keidar, explains how communications service providers can protect infrastructure and service availability from flooding attacks caused by malfunctioning or bot-infected devices connected to their network.
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ZTE 5G World Highlights

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ZTE showcases its leading 5G innovations at 5G World in London.
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