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Cable 5G Backhaul Forecast: Clear as Mud
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10/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Cable is well on the path to meeting 5G backhaul and small cell requirements; however, cable may face competition from mobile network operators (MNOs) and find challenges in technology and regulation limitations.
Managing VMs: Harnessing the Power of Mobility
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10/12/2017  |  1 comment
Taking the pulse of NFV and SDN deployments.
SD-WAN Questions Linger for CSPs
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10/11/2017  |  Post a comment
Although many service providers have already deployed software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) technology and believe it is an integral part of their business, a clear path to vendor success and long-term revenue isn't yet visible.
CSPs See Slow Going for IoT – Report
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10/3/2017  |  1 comment
The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing rapidly, but the lack of standards – as well as uncertainty about its revenue potential – is a major source of frustration for communications service providers (CSPs).
How CSPs Can Move Up the IoT Value Chain
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9/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Whatever strategy CSPs adopt in the emerging IoT landscape, a critical enabler of their IoT business will be the monetization engine.
Open Source Innovation, 'Holacracy' & Celebrating Failure
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9/27/2017  |  Post a comment
Innovation should get easier now we've got NFV; at least that's the message from today's Service Delivery Innovation Summit in London.
Untangling the Operational Complexities of SDN & NFV
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9/27/2017  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's OSS in the Era of SDN & NFV is the industry's premier forum for the discussion of the impact of SDN and NFV on network operations and OSS.
ON2020 Readout Identifies New Optical Challenges
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9/26/2017  |  Post a comment
ON2020 presents its assessment of optical network requirements through 2020 and beyond, identifying new challenges and opportunities for the telecom industry.
Transport SDN's Time Has Come
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9/26/2017  |  Post a comment
Demand calls for another optical transport evolution, this time in the management of optical network resources.
The Importance of BBU Emulation
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9/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Whether building out distributed RANs or new centralized RANs, BBU emulation is a critical step of the process to help mobile operators avoid lengthy and costly delays.
Charting the Course to Cloud-Native
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9/20/2017  |  Post a comment
During the "Getting to 'Cloud Native' " panel at our NFV & Carrier SDN event, we will debate what it will take to enable telcos to execute their cloud transformations, and what the supplier community's responsibilities are in the process.
Enterprise Services Market Is the Telcos' to Lose
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9/8/2017  |  Post a comment
To succeed in the enterprise market telcos need to play to their strengths.
Converging the Access Network
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9/1/2017  |  1 comment
Fiber is making a comeback and converged access infrastructure is helping to push the market collectively towards 5G and other services.
Telco Enterprise Comms Under Threat From Cloud Rivals
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9/1/2017  |  Post a comment
By customizing cloud services and providing a more holistic solution to business customers' needs, traditional telcos can increase their chances of winning in the enterprise market.
Exploiting Cloud-Network Synergies to Boost Enterprise Customer Satisfaction
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8/31/2017  |  Post a comment
The challenge for telcos is to achieve cloud-network synergy: making cloud the gateway to develop new B2B services.
Intent-Based Marketing or Intent-Based Networking?
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8/25/2017  |  1 comment
During the past year or so, vendors have taken interest in intent-based networks (IBNs), and standards development organizations have started working toward finding an industry standard for this cost- and time-saving development.
MANO's Key Value Proposition Is to Automate Operations
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8/22/2017  |  Post a comment
A new Heavy Reading report looks into NFV MANO's progress, including the importance of OpenStack and open source efforts.
Automating Field Tests to Boost Operational Efficiency
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8/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Telecom operators need to move from complex, error-prone manual test processes to more automated, consistent and streamlined test procedures where admin is minimized.
ON2020 Looks to the Future at ECOC
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8/17/2017  |  Post a comment
ON2020 has been surveying the optical networking needs and evolution strategies of leading network operators and is ready to share the results at ECOC 2017.
Gigabit LTE Takes to the Air
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8/8/2017  |  2 comments
Just a few years ago, Gigabit mobile broadband was almost unthinkable. In 2017 it will be a reality.
Structural Issues Facing LPWA in the Utility Sector
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8/2/2017  |  Post a comment
Despite some challenges ahead, the utility sector remains a promising one for LPWA, not least because utilities themselves are seeing the benefits of becoming more digital throughout their operations, and because of the increasing coverage of networks and availability of key enabling components, such as communications modules from a broadening ecosystem.
Cable Eyes SD-WAN to Boost Business Services
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7/25/2017  |  4 comments
Software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) is offering cable multiple system operators (MSOs) a leg up in the market, offering solutions other than fiber, such as DOCSIS 3.1; however, it is not without its challenges.
100G Growth Fuels Race to 400G & Beyond
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7/24/2017  |  Post a comment
Widespread deployment of 100G connections in data centers and across networks is driving demand for 400G solutions and funding development of 400G components.
Get Ready for Direct Detect 100G for Metro DCI
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7/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Challenging the dominance of coherent detection, direct detection modulation has re-emerged as an economically viable option in metro data center interconnection (DCI).
The Emergence of Private LTE Networks
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7/10/2017  |  1 comment
Designed-for-purpose, private LTE systems are emerging as the preferred wireless platform for enterprises with production-critical automation and mobility needs.
Challenges on the Road to C-RAN Adoption
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7/10/2017  |  Post a comment
The 'cloudification' phase ain't no walk in the park.
Automatic for the Operations People
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7/3/2017  |  5 comments
Robotic process automation (RPA) combined with AI can significantly increase the scope for automation in telecom service operations.
Beyond CPRI: Planning for 5G Fronthaul
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6/23/2017  |  Post a comment
While there is little debate that fiber-based fronthaul is the future, there is concern that the CPRI protocol, as it stands, does not scale to the demands of 5G.
DT in Cybersecurity – Good but Could Do Better
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6/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Around 1,000 delegates gathered in Munich this week to listen, discuss and clap at random at Deutsche Telekom's two-day cybersecurity event. But was there something missing?
G.fast, GPON & the Future of Gigabit Services
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6/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Although the access market is quickly turning to wireless connections, fiber still has its place and is a growing commodity for vendors.
Accept That Fiber Acceptance Needs to Improve
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6/12/2017  |  1 comment
To offer high-level fiber quality assurance to the clients they are leasing to, network operators need to start looking into more comprehensive automated OTDR systems.
Confessions of a TM Forum Live! Virgin
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6/9/2017  |  2 comments
Heavy Reading's eight key takeaways from the TM Forum's annual jamboree in Nice.
Threat Intelligence: A New Frontier in Cybersecurity
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6/6/2017  |  4 comments
In business as in warfare, it pays to know your enemy.
Dynamic Storage a Key Support for Cloud Networks
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6/2/2017  |  Post a comment
As operators make the push towards NFV, it's equally important to move towards data-on-demand storage.
Is Heterogeneous Coexistence a Requirement for Mobile IoT?
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6/1/2017  |  Post a comment
Learning from and building on the lessons of heterogeneous LPWA deployments makes a lot of sense.
IoT Food for Thought
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6/1/2017  |  3 comments
Don't forget about the potential of the 'smart farm.'
Moving From All-IP to All-Cloud Networks
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5/30/2017  |  Post a comment
Moving to cloud-native networks has the potential to simplify telcos' complicated software and make network operations and management more efficient.
How Wireless Aims to Trump Fiber
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5/29/2017  |  10 comments
In many cases, advocates say, wireless broadband service may make more sense and be more cost-effective than stringing fiber or cable all the way to the customer.
Optimizing the 4G Technology Cycle
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5/26/2017  |  Post a comment
LTE-A Pro as not only valuable on its own terms, but also as part of a network strategy that will accelerate the commercial success of 5G.
The Evolution of Assurance for NFV
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5/26/2017  |  Post a comment
Those operators that master NFV service assurance early will be able to reap NFV benefits faster and de-risk VNF-based service launches.
Making Video a Basic Service
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5/25/2017  |  2 comments
It's time for reluctant telecom carriers to treat video as a core service offering so that it can generate plenty of fresh revenue and growth opportunities for them.
Can Cloud RAN Help Lessen the Spectrum Crunch?
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5/23/2017  |  Post a comment
With C-RAN, operators have more tools for shoehorning more customers into spectrum they already own.
How IoT, 5G & NFV Will Impact Data Center Infrastructure
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5/23/2017  |  Post a comment
To fully benefit from the opportunities of 5G, IoT and NFV, operators must assure their infrastructure, services and processes throughout each stage of their virtualization, automation and DevOps journey.
Preparing the Transport Network for 5G: The Future Is Fiber
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5/22/2017  |  Post a comment
With the current industry consensus for deployment to commence broadly in 2020, now is the time to prepare transport networks for the coming of 5G.
Digital Transformation, by the Numbers
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5/15/2017  |  2 comments
The 2017 GCI ratings, which are used to compare digital transformation activity in different countries, hold some surprising results.
It's Time to Focus on One-Way Network Delays
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5/15/2017  |  5 comments
While service providers have traditionally relied on tracking two-way latency issues on their networks, switching to a superior one-way measurement approach would be far more effective.
Mobile Operators & Healthcare: A Short-Term or Long-Term Opportunity?
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5/11/2017  |  1 comment
Healthcare could be a goldmine for mobile operators, but they will need to do it right.
Big Data Analytics Improves Planning for Broadband Projects
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5/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Big data analytics can predict each potential customer’s interest in specific services and tiers, price sensitivity, budget, propensity to switch service providers, susceptibility to special offers -- and thus their value as a customer.
Cable Moves Toward Faster, Smarter Access
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5/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Cable's next-generation strategy for a smart cable access network is perhaps its biggest change in over 25 years, and it offers numerous options to increase Internet speeds and enable intelligent traffic routing and service management.
Is There Still a Role for Active Test in NFV Assurance?
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5/10/2017  |  Post a comment
A combination of both active and passive test provides a clear picture of end-to-end real-time service monitoring and long-term trend analysis.
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