Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes
The Golden Understated Age of Infrastructure
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/5/2017 | Post a comment
MWC17 will be remembered as the event in which server platforms have, almost without anyone noticing, attained a truly impressive performance curve that could never have been anticipated a decade ago.
ON2020 Plots Future of ROADMs & T-SDN
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/28/2017 | 3 comments
The ON2020 association held its first public workshop last week at OFC, focusing on directions for ROADM development and the future of transport SDN and optical networking.
Security, Cloud & the SBC
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/27/2017 | Post a comment
Despite all the current hype surrounding 5G at the moment, it's cloud and security technologies that are fundamentally driving business growth opportunities for communications service providers.
A Global 5G Platform
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/21/2017 | Post a comment
A wide body of 5G players, including operators, vendors and industry bodies, remain committed to developing a single, global 5G standard.
Top Priorities for B/OSS Transformation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/20/2017 | 4 comments
Fast time to market and customer experience are the highest priorities for leading OSS/BSS vendors and service providers when it comes to B/OSS transformation.
VNFs Draw Attention to Testing Needs
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/16/2017 | Post a comment
As the infrastructure to support the onboarding of virtual network functions (VNFs) emerges, so the need for supporting test tools becomes increasingly apparent.
Shared Spectrum for 5G New Radio
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/10/2017 | 1 comment
There are compelling opportunities for shared spectrum in 5G, but the industry must seize the opportunity in the specification phase to realize them.
Pay-TV Security Gets 50 Shades Darker
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/2/2017 | Post a comment
Pay-TV providers are seeing new security threats and vulnerabilities every day, and are facing numerous challenges trying to tighten the security that protects organizations, as well as their customers.
5G Put to the Test
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/23/2017 | 1 comment
There's lots of pre-5G activity in the mobile market and it's highlighting the need for new test and measurement tools.
Telecom Embraces AI's Potential
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/22/2017 | Post a comment
The combination of cloud, artifical intelligence (AI) and applications development could be very powerful for communications service providers.
AT&T: Prepping for the 5G World
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/30/2017 | 3 comments
AT&T's Tom Keathley discusses the carrier's evolving plans for developing, testing and deploying 5G wireless services over the next few years.
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/20/2017 | Post a comment
For most service providers, NFV adoption is going to be a gradual process that will most likely include three phases.
Switching Redefined for the Virtual Network
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/13/2017 | Post a comment
As the industry moves toward virtualized solutions in data centers, developers are creating switches to help with the bandwidth backlog service providers are experiencing. As a result, vendors are putting more switch devices on the market than at any time in the past decade.
MANO: A Key Virtualization Component
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/13/2017 | Post a comment
The management and orchestration of virtualized networks is one of the toughest challenges facing operators and their technology suppliers, so there are plenty of initiatives and vendors addressing it.
How Cable Plans Symmetrical Gigabit via FDX
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/10/2017 | 1 comment
With cable operators facing challenges in the upstream return path, many are turning to Full Duplex DOCSIS (FDX) to address the issue. However, FDX likely won't be available until 2019 and will face its own challenges along the way, leaving the industry to make do until relief is available.
Fog Computing: The Virtualization Angle
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/3/2017 | 2 comments
As fog computing starts to play a bigger role in networking strategies, the importance of virtualization to the distributed cloud will become increasingly apparent.
Getting In on Industry 4.0: Operators Need a Wide (Area) Perspective
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/22/2016 | 3 comments
Manufacturing is going through a period of change as factory owners and operators look to take advantage of technological advances in IoT, AI and big data to improve their competitiveness, which has opened up new opportunities and provided a new platform for manufacturers.
Can 3G Connect the Unconnected?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/21/2016 | 1 comment
There are many initiatives that aim to provide Internet access to the billions of currently 'unconnected' people around the world, but is 3G perhaps an affordable and efficient solution these days?
AT&T: Mining the MDU Market
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/14/2016 | Post a comment
AT&T's Ed Balcerzak discusses his mission to provide the growing multi-family market with the best available broadband and video services using a range of technologies.
Charting a Path to Cloud Optimized
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/11/2016 | Post a comment
The next iteration of cloud deployment will deliver considerable benefit, but also impose new requirements and create new challenges for even existing virtualized products.
AT&T: Getting Up to Speed for Gig & 5G
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/26/2016 | 1 comment
AT&T's Eric Boyer discusses the carrier's plans to boost both its wireline and wireless speeds by adding more fiber lines and getting ready for 5G.
Toward 'Fiber-Like' Wireless Broadband
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/17/2016 | 2 comments
Fixed wireless broadband is the flavor of the month &ndash again &ndash but with a number of not-insignificant number of hurdles still to be overcome.
From The Founder
Either we perform a complete 'factory reset' on the way the telecom industry creates and deploys virtualization, or we face the consequences.
Charting the CSP's Future
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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With the mobile ecosystem becoming increasingly vulnerable to security threats, AdaptiveMobile has laid out some of the key considerations for the wireless community.
BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
One of the nice bits of my job (other than the teeny tiny salary, obviously) is that I get to pick and choose who I interview for this slot on the Light Reading home ...
TEOCO Founder and CEO Atul Jain talks to Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the challenges around cost control and service monetization in the mobile and IoT sectors.