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No Storm in These Clouds
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3/30/2015  |  Post a comment
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
How to Sell to Telcos
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8/13/2013  |  1 comment
Survey results provide some insight into shortlisting and procurement decisions


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Networks of the future will rely on "white box" switches and servers rather than proprietary hardware and that's going to alter the shape of the communications industry. Who says so? John Chambers.
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The Benefits of HyperScale Clouds for NFV

3|27|15   |   01:50   |   (0) comments


Hyperscale cloud has been developed by the Internet giants to support the creation and delivery of software-based services at blistering speeds, and at the lowest possible cost. The original ETSI NFV vision was to adopt hyperscale cloud architecture and practices. This vision has become somewhat obscured along the way, due to misunderstandings about the hyperscale ...
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eLTE Rapid Meets the Need for Speed

3|26|15   |   4:45   |   (0) comments


Designed especially for emergency and dedicated ad hoc local mobile communications coverage, Huawei's eLTE Rapid solution can deliver trunked voice, video and data coverage for multiple users over a 6km range and be set up in just 15 minutes, explains Huawei's Norman Frisch.
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On Videos: Challenges & Opportunities

3|26|15   |   5:56   |   (0) comments


Most everything is now connected. And along with 4K and 4G technologies, everyone could be creating and broadcasting video contents. Users are expecting better video experience with any screen, anywhere and anytime. Operators will meet new challenges, but also see some big opportunities.
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JDSU: Delivering Dynamic Networks for a Personalized Experience

3|26|15   |   5:59   |   (0) comments


Light Reading speaks to JDSU at Mobile World Congress 2015 about new solutions in the areas of HetNets, VoLTE, backhaul, virtualization, big data analytics, and real-time intelligence.
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Smarter Service Chaining & New Ways to Benefit From Qosmos Technology

3|25|15   |   03:11   |   (0) comments


David Le Goff, director of strategic and product marketing at Qosmos, explains how the company has added application awareness to subscriber information to make service chaining more efficient and reduce costs for networking and infrastructure. In addition, Qosmos technology, which has been delivered as C libraries, is now also available as a virtual machine, ...
Between the CEOs
Qosmos CEO: The Changing Face of DPI

3|24|15   |   13:53   |   (0) comments


LR CEO and Founder Steve Saunders sits down with the head of Qosmos to talk about the changing state of the art in deep packet inspection technology, including its role in SDN and NFV architectures. Also, how the comms market is becoming more like the automotive industry.
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FC Schalke Scores With Its Agile Stadium

3|24|15   |   6:23   |   (0) comments


Top German soccer club FC Schalke 04 has deployed a new, agile WiFi network from Huawei in its Veltins-Arena stadium and is reaping the benefits in terms of customer satisfaction and business opportunities, explains marketing chief Alexander Jobst.
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Huawei’s Insights on Mobile Video

3|24|15   |   7:51   |   (0) comments


More people than ever are now watching videos on smartphones. Seventy percent of mobile traffic will be video traffic until 2018. In this video, Huawei's exports give their insights on mobile video in terms of business model, network planning and 4G network construction.
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The Rise of Industry 4.0

3|24|15   |   02:26   |   (9) comments


Are you ready for the fourth industrial revolution? It's a big deal for influential operators such as Deutsche Telekom.
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Getting Connected With eLTE

3|23|15   |   06:04   |   (0) comments


Trunked radio communications have entered the 4G LTE world, and with Huawei's eLTE solution, can now deliver a full range of data and video services as well as push-to-talk voice, explains Huawei's Norman Frisch.
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Funkwerk’s on Track With Huawei

3|19|15   |   3:23   |   (0) comments


GSM-R technology specialist Funkwerk and Huawei have forged a partnership that is benefiting both parties, notes Funkwerk's Gottfried Winter.
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How EANTC Tested Cisco's Virtualization Solutions

3|18|15   |   5:49   |   (0) comments


Carsten Rossenhövel, managing director of independent test lab EANTC, tells Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the innovative approach his team had to take when validating Cisco's service provider virtualization and cloud solutions.
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LR CEO and Founder Steve Saunders sits down with the head of Qosmos to talk about the changing state of the art in deep packet inspection technology, including its role in SDN and NFV architectures.
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