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The 4 Stages of NFV
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5/15/2015  |  1 comment
Network functions virtualization (NFV) is not the easiest of topics to take on board, so here's a Light Reading infographic, developed following conversations with the folks at HP, that helps make sense of where NFV is taking the industry.
Women's Media Consumption Habits
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5/4/2015  |  4 comments
A study run by Insights in Marketing and commissioned by Meredith shows the devices, channels and ways in which women are consuming content.
5 Things to Know About Today's WiFi
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4/23/2015  |  Post a comment
The Wi-Fi Alliance talks up the global progress of 5Ghz dual-band WiFi devices.
Security Scramble
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4/13/2015  |  Post a comment
Network Instruments, a JDSU division, shares results from its 2015 State of the Network, a global survey on security.
No Storm in These Clouds
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3/30/2015  |  2 comments
RiverMeadow outlines why the hybrid cloud is here to stay.
A Graphical Glimpse of Gigabit Growth
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3/17/2015  |  1 comment
An infographic from WhichVoip shows some of the momentum around the US Gigabit Cities movement.
The Future of Broadband Tech
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2/17/2015  |  3 comments
Net neutrality, broadband services and the current outlook on data consumption, as presented by the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Cisco's Visual Networking Index
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2/3/2015  |  Post a comment
Cisco's yearly VNI report shows how the increasing number of smartphones is affecting global video traffic volumes.
Video Streaming: Broadcasting the IP Video Revolution
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1/19/2015  |  1 comment
Alcatel-Lucent details the formats and protocols used for streaming IP video, which is gaining in popularity.
Could Hackers Take Over Your Home?
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1/12/2015  |  7 comments
Internet of Things gadgets promise to make your home smarter, but do they make it safer, or just open it up to more threats?
The Unprotected Connected
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12/3/2014  |  Post a comment
Mobile malware is becoming an increasing threat to smartphone users.
Tin Cans to Broadband: The Evolution of VoIP
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11/21/2014  |  Post a comment
Irish Telecom outlines the rise of VoIP technology, including its adoption within businesses and their perception of its quality.
The World's 6 Most Extreme WiFi Hotspots
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10/6/2014  |  2 comments
WhoIsHostingThis.com presents six of the world's most extreme WiFi hotspots, enabling the most epic selfies you can imagine.
Global Connectivity: The Next Billion Users
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9/29/2014  |  4 comments
Half of the world's population will be connected to the Internet by 2017, but not just by smartphones and desktops.
The US Wireless Competitive Landscape
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9/23/2014  |  Post a comment
Mosaik Solutions presents its 2014 maps of the wireless world in the US, including cable WiFi deployments, LTE network expansion and 600MHz auction boundaries.
A Moving Target: Great (Data) Expectations
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8/28/2014  |  2 comments
A survey conducted by Vasona Networks suggests that 72% of mobile users expect good performance all the time, and they'll blame the network operator when it's not up to par.
Management Needs in an Age of Network Change
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7/25/2014  |  Post a comment
Packet Design asks network professionals how they handle the cloud, SDN, and network management.
App-Centric Mobile Operators on the Rise
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7/15/2014  |  4 comments
Allot's latest MobileTrends Charging Report shows that value-based pricing plans are up from 35% in 2011 to 85% in 2014.
VoLTE in a Hybrid Network World
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5/27/2014  |  Post a comment
VoLTE is good for the customer and for the carrier, says Nokia.
WiFi Is Better Than Chocolate?
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5/14/2014  |  47 comments
Comcast Business survey indicates that WiFi is a better customer retention tool than candy, water, or free magazines.
SDN: Turn On or Turn Off?
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5/12/2014  |  Post a comment
SDN is the flavor of the month for some, but for others it's not on the menu, according to a Network Instruments study.
5 Reasons Why You Need a Software-Defined Enterprise WAN
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4/30/2014  |  Post a comment
New SDN startup explains why virtualizing the enterprise WAN is the best way to optimize network resources.
The Rising Tide of DNS Threats
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4/16/2014  |  Post a comment
DNS attacks have risen 200% in the past year. Are you prepared?
A New Security Paradigm For a New Era Of M2M Apps
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4/3/2014  |  1 comment
Symantec shares a snapshot of how the M2M security model is evolving.
A Look Inside US Data Centers
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3/31/2014  |  4 comments
All you ever wanted to know -- and more! -- about data centers in the US.
The Case for Indoor Wireless Coverage
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3/21/2014  |  1 comment
The case for deploying small cells inside business premises is compelling.
Small Cells: Market Trends & Adoption
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3/5/2014  |  Post a comment
Small cells will carry half of all mobile data traffic by 2015, Broadcom is predicting.
Mobile Usage Trends
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2/21/2014  |  Post a comment
Citrix looks at a day in the life of modern smartphone users, including what apps they use and when.
WiFi Data Offloading Soars in 2013
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2/12/2014  |  6 comments
Rapid growth in mobile data usage by consumers drove WiFi offloading to record heights in US last year.
Cisco VNI Mobile: FaceTime Study
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2/5/2014  |  1 comment
Cisco's latest Visual Networking Index (VNI) is out, and the data usage numbers are as staggering as ever.
Mobile Data Trends in Developing & Developed Markets
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1/22/2014  |  1 comment
LTE subscribers are consuming 10 times more data than 3G handset users, but only 0.1% of LTE users are driving more than 40% of all usage, a new JDSU study shows.
Igniting the Future: Sprint Spark
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1/9/2014  |  6 comments
Sprint explains what sparked the need for its tri-mode network and how it will improve upon past networks.
Biting the BSS Bullet
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12/16/2013  |  4 comments
The lack of real-time capabilities is hurting service providers, so a back office refresh is vital.
State of Security in the App Economy
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12/11/2013  |  7 comments
All of the top 100 paid Android apps, and 56% of the Top 100 paid Apple iOS apps have been hacked in 2013, Arxan finds.
Mobile in Latin America: A New Phase
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11/27/2013  |  Post a comment
Where the Latin American mobile market is now and where it's headed.
What Happens if You're IPv4 Only
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11/21/2013  |  7 comments
ARIN, the American Registry for Internet Numbers, explains the financial impact of not getting your IPv6 transition in order.
US Wireless ISPs: What's on Their Minds?
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11/13/2013  |  3 comments
More than 500 US WISPs tell Exalt Communications their concerns, hopes, and backhaul preferences.
LTE: Heating Up the Global Mobile Market
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11/6/2013  |  Post a comment
LTE is now a global phenomenon, with some markets evolving their 3G networks and others jump-starting from 2G to 4G LTE.
The OTT Opportunity for Operators
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10/16/2013  |  14 comments
The rise of OTT messaging apps is undeniable, but there is still a big opportunity for operators and SMS in emerging markets.
The Rise of 4G LTE
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10/11/2013  |  2 comments
The introduction of LTE services is having a dramatic impact on the mobile broadband market.
LTE Diameter Signaling Growth
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9/30/2013  |  2 comments
LTE diameter signaling traffic is growing more than twice as fast as mobile data traffic, according to Oracle's Tekelec.
How 4G Works
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9/25/2013  |  1 comment
A simple Sprint guide to how 4G LTE works.
4K Video is Coming: Are Operators Ready?
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9/12/2013  |  12 comments
Although 4K video is coming faster than many expected and the first UHD TVs are already in the stores, cable operators and other pay-TV providers may not be ready to implement it.
Ethernet Turns 40
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9/5/2013  |  2 comments
A timeline that celebrates the 40th anniversary of Ethernet.
The Future of Mobile Data
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8/30/2013  |  3 comments
WiFi speeds could exceed 120 Mbit/s by 2020, mobile analytics company WeFi suggests.
The Evolution of the G
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8/27/2013  |  1 comment
From ugly to ubiquitous, so go the phones of our lives...
The Rise & Risk of BYOD
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8/26/2013  |  2 comments
That's Bring Your Own Device, not Buy Your Own Drinks...
Crowd-sourcing 4G LTE in the US
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8/20/2013  |  3 comments
RootMetrics uses its smartphone app to spot 4G LTE signals from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile & Verizon across the US, giving us a picture of the connectivity available via the new wireless data tech in summer 2013
The Slow Shift to SDN
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8/14/2013  |  5 comments
When will SDN be widely adopted to the point that it significantly impacts the competitive landscape for services?
40 Years of Ethernet
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8/14/2013  |  1 comment
A timeline of innovation in Ethernet and optical technologies
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Verizon's Emmons: SDN Key to Cost-Effective Scaling

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For Verizon and other network operators to ramp up available bandwidth cost effectively, they need to move to SDN and agree on how to do that.
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Lack of Universal SDN a Challenge

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Heavy Reading Analyst Sterling Perrin talks about how uncertainty about SDN standards and approaches may be slowing deployment.
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Steve Vogelsang Interview: Carrier SDN

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Sterling Perrin speaks to Steve Vogelsang, Alcatel-Lucent CTO for IP Routing & Transport business, about the new Carrier SDN-enabling Network Services Platform and the operator challenges it solves.
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Carrier SDN: On-Demand Networks for an On-Demand World

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Steve Vogelsang, Alcatel-Lucent CTO for IP Routing & Transport business, talks about requirements and benefits of Carrier SDN during the keynote address at the Light Reading Carrier SDN event May 2015.
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The Security Challenge of SDN

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CenturyLink VP James Feger discusses concerns that virtualization could create new vulnerabilities unless network operators build in safeguards.
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NFV Elasticity – Highly Available VNF Scale-Out Architectures for the Mobile Edge

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Peter Marek and Paul Stevens from Advantech Networks and Communications Group talk about their NFV Elasticity initiative and the company's latest platforms for deploying virtual network functions at the edge of the network. Packetarium XL and the new Versatile Server Module: 'designed to reach parts of the network that other servers cannot reach.'
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Bay Area Spark Meetup 2015

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Developed in 2009, Apache Spark is a powerful open source processing engine built around speed, ease of use and sophisticated analytics. This spring, Huawei hosted a meetup for Spark developers and data scientists in Santa Clara, California. Light Reading spoke with organizers and attendees about Huawei's code contributions and long-term commitment to Spark.
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The Transport SDN Buzz

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Sterling Perrin, senior analyst at Heavy Reading, speaks with Peter Ashwood-Smith of Huawei and Guru Parulkar of ON.Lab about the evolution of transport SDN and the integration of technologies.
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Next-Generation CCAP: Cisco cBR-8 Evolved CCAP

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explained the innovation design of Cisco's cBR-8, the industry's first Evolved CCAP, including DOCSIS 3.1 design from ground-up, distributed CCAP with Remote PHY and path to virtualization. Cisco's cBR-8 Evolved CCAP is the platform that will last through the transitions.
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Meeting the Demands of Bandwidth & Service Group Growth

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Jorge Salinger, Comcast's Vice President of Access Architecture, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 and multi-service CCAP can meet the demands of the bandwidth and service group growth.
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DOCSIS 3.1: Transforming Cable From Hardware-Defined Network to Software-Defined Network

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 can transform cable HFC network to a more agile software-defined network.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Predicting Traffic Patterns for Quality Mobile Broadband

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Accessing information ubiquitously creates complexity and creates heavy traffic onto the network, especially at large-scale events like sporting events or festivals. In this video, Huawei's Mohammad Hussain speaks to experts about how to predict traffic and improve user experience during periods of heavy traffic.
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Infographics
Network functions virtualization (NFV) is not the easiest of topics to take on board, so here's a Light Reading infographic, developed following conversations with the folks at HP, that helps make sense of where NFV is taking the industry.
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