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Mobile Backhaul: Going to the Dark Side?
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10/30/2014  |  1 comment
Heavy Reading's Patrick Donegan shares his view on a dark trend that bubbled up at Light Reading's annual backhaul conference in NYC.
The Summer of LTE
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8/19/2013  |  12 comments
It's summer 2013: Do you know where your 4G LTE network is?
Sun, Sea, Sand & Signaling
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2/28/2013  |  1 comment
Could Firefox be the chatty OS that makes a beached whale of your network?
A Sync Standards Rumble at the Edge?
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2/27/2013  |  Post a comment
Everyone agrees that standards are good to stitch together networks made of 4G, small cells and even Wi-Fi, but there's much less accord over which standards to use to actually to get it done
What's Holding Back Video Chat?
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11/2/2012  |  1 comment
6:00 AM More carriers need to adopt RCS 5.0 if the concept of in-app, cross-network, mobile video chat is to flourish
Stitching Together Wi-Fi, 4G & More
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11/1/2012  |  Post a comment
1:50 PM Creating a seamless broadband experience across a variety of networks is one of the challenges of 2013
MobileCON 2012: Mobile in Flux
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10/12/2012  |  Post a comment
8:00 AM Can either Sprint or T-Mobile grow their subscriber base as an unlimited 4G operator?
2013: Richer Services on 4G?
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10/11/2012  |  Post a comment
8:05 AM 2013 might just be about more capacity and coverage on LTE networks in the U.S.
Samsung: This Note's for You?
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8/17/2012  |  2 comments
3:00 PM The Note 10.1 will win some fans with its pen-based input, but will it unseat the iPad as the top tablet?
Cable's Hot Zone Could Equal Offload
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5/24/2012  |  2 comments
10:15 AM The cableco Wi-Fi plan could make it easier to offload smartphone data in the northeastern US
AT&T Labs CTO: Wireless Network Evolution
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4/25/2012  |  1 comment
The president and CTO of AT&T Labs discusses the network in the next decade and the growing importance of the cloud and mobile security
T-Mobile's Fighting Spirit
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1/12/2012  |  2 comments
T-Mobile USA CEO Philipp Humm says the mobile operator is in fighting form and ready to take on the market again
CES: It's Still About 4G LTE for Me
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1/9/2012  |  Post a comment
5:15 AM 4G is still about delivering a national footprint and killer devices in 2012
The Bigger Bubble
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8/26/2011  |  1 comment
4:20 AM Mobile startups are hot, but VC spending on wireless is much more diverse than it was during the previous Internet bubble
The Myth of LTE Global Roaming
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8/24/2011  |  9 comments
6:10 AM Operators are standardizing on LTE but they're all using multiple radio bands, making it hard to develop a 4G world phone
Why Mobile Operators Don't Talk IPv6
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7/15/2011  |  3 comments
1:00 AM I chat to LR's Carol Wilson about how mobile operators are keeping quiet on IPv6 even as they work hard on the protocol
CTIA 2011: Wi-Fi Could Be Glue for Mega-Merger
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3/26/2011  |  Post a comment
1:00 PM AT&T's large hot-spot network and T-Mobile's Wi-Fi calling could help get users connected in the early stages of the mega-merger
CTIA 2011: Qualcomm, Kings of Multi-Mode
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3/25/2011  |  Post a comment
9:00 PM Qualcomm is solidifying its position at the top of multimode 4G food chain
CTIA 2011: Imagining the iPhone 5
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3/21/2011  |  Post a comment
5:25 AM iPhone 5 will likely get A5 chip and faster 3G, but will it get LTE?
CTIA 2011: 4G & the Need for Spectrum
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3/18/2011  |  Post a comment
11:15 AM As 4G arrives, the CTIA focuses on the need for more spectrum; could network sharing be a partial answer?
Looking Ahead to CTIA
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2/21/2011  |  Post a comment
9:00 AM L-T-E in the U-S-A, ra, ra!
MWC 2011: What Mattered in Barcelona
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2/18/2011  |  Post a comment
Nokia cast a long shadow at MWC 2011
MWC 2011: 3-D Trumps 4G
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2/14/2011  |  Post a comment
3:30 PM Mobile 3-D displays make a splash
MWC 2011: MWC Is Booming
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2/14/2011  |  Post a comment
2:30 PM A rainy day doesn't keep the crowds away
2011: The Year of the Data Hog
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1/11/2011  |  Post a comment
11:20 AM It's time to start asking your carrier for more information on how much data you're using
Why Broadcom Bought Beceem
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10/29/2010  |  Post a comment
6:00 AM Broadcom is doing its part to make LTE as cheap as chips
Verizon's LTE Tease
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10/7/2010  |  1 comment
10:30 AM More markets announced, but not much more to go on as Verizon keeps showing us a little LTE leg
MetroPCS: The City Limits of 4G
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9/22/2010  |  Post a comment
5:30 PM Sarah Reedy and I discuss the early restrictions on the LTE ambitions of MetroPCS


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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.
LRTV Custom TV
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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