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A Modest Proposal for Fixing Net Neutrality
Opinion  | 
5/19/2014  |  Post a comment
Let carriers charge like package delivery services do.
Insider Sales Don't Inspire Confidence in Cisco
Opinion  | 
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
Opinion  | 
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
Opinion  | 
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
Opinion  | 
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
Opinion  | 
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?
Opinion  | 
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
Opinion  | 
11/17/2010  |  Post a comment
Telcos need help to rein in data center power costs
Putting the Customer at the Center
Opinion  | 
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
Opinion  | 
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
Opinion  | 
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
Opinion  | 
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'
Opinion  | 
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
Opinion  | 
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
Opinion  | 
8/5/2010  |  8 comments
Why user experience should matter more to phone companies
SMBs Key Market for SIP Trunking
Opinion  | 
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
Opinion  | 
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
Opinion  | 
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
Opinion  | 
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
Opinion  | 
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
Opinion  | 
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
Opinion  | 
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
Opinion  | 
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
Opinion  | 
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?
Opinion  | 
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
Opinion  | 
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
Opinion  | 
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
Opinion  | 
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
Opinion  | 
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
Opinion  | 
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
Opinion  | 
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
Opinion  | 
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
Opinion  | 
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
Opinion  | 
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
Opinion  | 
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
Opinion  | 
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
Opinion  | 
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?
Opinion  | 
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
Opinion  | 
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
Opinion  | 
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
Opinion  | 
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
Opinion  | 
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
Opinion  | 
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
Opinion  | 
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
Opinion  | 
6/23/2009  |  Post a comment
Cost Optimization Delivers MicroTCA Opportunity
Opinion  | 
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
Opinion  | 
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
Opinion  | 
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
Opinion  | 
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
Opinion  | 
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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CLOUD / MANAGED SERVICES: Prepping Ethernet for the Cloud
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BT Updates on Plans

10|2|15   |   03:16   |   (2) comments

Peter Bell, CIO at Openreach, the access network division at UK incumbent BT, provides an update on the operator's trials and how Openreach is planning to deploy the broadband technology in its street cabinets.
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Sonus Shakes Up SD-WAN

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Sonus CTO Kevin Riley sat down with Light Reading to discuss the trajectory of the company, its SDN ambitions and why Sonus is taking a market-disruptive approve to SD-WAN.
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CityFibre's Gigabit Vision

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Mark Collins, director of Strategy & Public Affairs at competitive UK city network operator CityFibre, talks about his company's plans to help build Gigabit Cities.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
Automate, Scale & Create With Juniper's vCPE Solution

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Join Kireeti Kompella, Juniper Networks CTO, and Steve Saunders, Light Reading Founder and CEO, as they discuss Juniper Networks' approach to NFV showcased with a turnkey vCPE solution, which demonstrates how service providers can use automation to rapidly deploy services.
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Gigabit Europe: Day 1 Takeaways

9|29|15   |   05:47   |   (5) comments

Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre and Iain Morris sup a beer and discuss some of the key takeaways from the first day of Gigabit Europe 2015.
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Gigabit in Europe

9|29|15   |   04:24   |   (0) comments

At the Gigabit Europe 2015 event in Munich, Heavy Reading's Graham Finnie talks about the availability of gigabit broadband in Europe.
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AT&T's Band of Women

9|28|15   |   4:36   |   (0) comments

Brooks McCorcle, the president of AT&T's partner solutions divisions and a mathematician by trade, shares stats on AT&T's diversity and advice on how to create your own band of women at work.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
Metaswitch's New CEO Martin Lund Discusses His Role

9|25|15   |   11:36   |   (0) comments

Technology industry veteran Martin Lund joins Metaswitch Networks this week as the company's new CEO. In this interview, Lund discusses his new role and the industry's progress with Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders. Lund believes that the industry disruption caused by SDN and NFV is creating opportunities for companies like Metaswitch – network software providers ...
It's All About That App

9|23|15   |   02:15   |   (2) comments

The long-range goal of service providers is to deliver app-specific network performance and that is showing up in technical developments today.
Women in Comms Introduction Videos
Verizon's Healthy Approach to WiC

9|22|15   |   2:30   |   (2) comments

If you think there are too few women in comms, you should see the healthcare industry. Nancy Green, Verizon's healthcare global lead, shares ideas on what we can do about it.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
UBBF 2015 Highlights

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Drilling down deeper into the transformation process will provide network operators with a practical look at building new businesses around a digital virtualized network architecture, and lay out some of the transition steps required, particularly in the struggle to enable more dynamic and focused enterprise network services.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
ActiveVideo's Cloud Virtualization Technology

9|22|15   |   7:23   |   (0) comments

ActiveVideo's CMO, Murali Nemani, discusses how virtualized CPE functions can deliver applications from the cloud to various devices at home.
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Communication service providers realize that an ICT transformation is critical to their long-term survival, but most haven't yet committed to making it happen.
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