Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes
Placing Bets on DOCSIS 3.1
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/2/2015 | Post a comment
Huawei joins a slew of equipment vendors seeking to make their mark in the North American cable space with products for both cable's new DOCSIS gigabit spec and CCAP.
How to Monetize WiFi (Part 1)
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/30/2015 | Post a comment
Now that cable operators have invested heavily in WiFi, the big question is how they can optimize and monetize their wireless networks most effectively.
Facebook: IPv6 Is a Real-World Big Deal
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/25/2015 | 5 comments
Facebook software engineer Paul Saab revealed that IPv6 now accounts for almost 50% of Facebook's 4G smartphone traffic in the US – and that's just the start of it.
Narrowband Cellular IoT Offers Clean Slate
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/2/2015 | 1 comment
As the GSMA promotes low-power wide-area (LPWA) technology as essential for the Internet of Things, could narrowband cellular IoT become the clean-slate solution of choice?
IT Servers Need Tweaking for NFV
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/4/2015 | 7 comments
One of the most significant changes that network functions virtualization will introduce into the CSP environment is the use of generic IT servers rather than purpose-built, dedicated hardware platforms to run network applications and services.
Analytics: Out of the Hype Cycle
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/20/2015 | 4 comments
Big data and analytics has been a hot topic for some time, but the value proposition is only now emerging from the hype cycle fully formed, with a mandate for commercialization.
Metro Traffic Makes Way for 200G Transport
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/16/2015 | Post a comment
By 2017, metro traffic is expected to increase dramatically. 16QAM modulation that provides 200G over 100G lines will be a significant market presence with potential substantial adoption.
Follow the Open Source Road
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/15/2015 | Post a comment
Open source does not obviate all company secrets. It does, however, make it possible for companies to devote more of their precious resources on areas where they can truly differentiate and add value.
Cable's Cloud-Based UI Makeover
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/14/2015 | 2 comments
Cable providers are rolling out cloud-based user interface (UI) platforms that offer better TV guides, richer graphics, search features and branded experiences for video content.
The Digital Service Provider
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/24/2015 | Post a comment
To thrive in the Internet age, operators must transform themselves from 'communications service providers' into 'digital service providers.'
Bringing Together NFV MANO & OSS
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/16/2015 | Post a comment
In part 3 in a series of blogs on 'Accelerating NFV Implementation,' Caroline Chappell considers how the NFV Management and Orchestration (MANO) stack needs to work with OSS functions to operationalize NFV.
Migrating to NFV a Step at a Time
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/15/2015 | 2 comments
In part 2 in a series of blogs on 'Accelerating NFV Implementation,' Caroline Chappell looks at the long-term vision for NFV and how operators can get there.
OpenStack Doesn't Come for Free
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/11/2015 | 3 comments
In part 1 in a series of blogs on 'Accelerating NFV Implementation', Caroline Chappell looks at why OpenStack is set to play a key role in the NFV Management and Orchestration (MANO) stack.
The Future of Carrier SDN Networks
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/7/2015 | 8 comments
What are the biggest SDN questions facing service providers today? Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin highlights the major talking points as he prepares for a full day's debate in Denver.
Why Drones Won't Be Putting You Out of a Job… Yet
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/22/2015 | 4 comments
Interest in the commercial drone industry is growing and technology is developing quickly. This is laying the foundation for a range of future drone-based applications, including the use of drones in communications networks.
Partnership Only Good as Its Weakest Member
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/13/2015 | Post a comment
The industry faces a learning curve over the next five years. And as NFV and SDN take root in telecom networks, technology suppliers that establish strong partnerships and ecosystems will be in the best position to emerge as NFV/SDN market leaders.
Why 5G Matters – Now!
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/9/2015 | 3 comments
5G is a technology to take mobile service providers beyond communication, into new modes of business, and now is the time to get with the program.
Where Is TV Everywhere Going?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/2/2015 | 7 comments
TV Everywhere is gaining momentum, with apps available from nearly every major programming group and ever-growing viewer numbers.
Fireside Chat: NFV & OSS at MWC
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/19/2015 | 1 comment
Join our fireside chat at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as we discuss the operational implications of NFV with Justin Paul, head of OSS marketing at Amdocs.
G.fast Plugs the Gap for Gigabit Cities
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/17/2015 | 8 comments
The race to deliver gigabit broadband services is accelerating, and G.fast is a key technology that telecom service providers can deploy to compete successfully.
NFV Gets Real
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/17/2015 | Post a comment
If NFV is to progress, proofs of concept and trials need to come out of the lab and into live networks in 2015.
Service Providers Jump on Cloud Mobility
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/14/2015 | 1 comment
Communications service providers are looking to offer cloud services to any device, anywhere and at any time to boost their revenues from enterprise and SMB customers.
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