Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes
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 | 2 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.
Can Mobile Operators Catch Rival LPWA Network Operators?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/17/2016 | 1 comment
The Internet of Things (IoT) is building excitement, but still finding some barriers hard to overcome – specifically the need for very low-cost, power-frugal and ubiquitous networking. Enter low-power, wide-area (LPWA) networking, making powerful and inexpensive long-range networks for the IoT a reality.
AT&T & AWS: Heavy Reading's View
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/7/2016 | Post a comment
AT&T and Amazon Web Services have planted flags in the ground that will shape the new landscape of collaborative partnerships for many years to come.
A Cloud Full of Harleys
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/30/2016 | Post a comment
Huawei CEO Eric Xu finds inspiration in an unlikely place -- Harley-Davidson's drive to transform itself into a digital enterprise for the 21st century.
The Evolution of Big Data & Analytics
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/28/2016 | 2 comments
The ability to holistically analyze, in real time, any network data impacting customer experience is one reason why big data and analytics (BDA) will become a key network element in the near future.
In the Cloud Era, It’s About Connectivity
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/27/2016 | Post a comment
Operators still fear the 'dumb pipe' label, but they must realize that their unique role in the future marketplace is in providing ultra-broadband connectivity between users and content.
Multicast ABR Clears IP Video Stream Dams
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/1/2016 | Post a comment
As video consumption swells across all available player devices, the industry is looking to transition from quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) technology to Internet Protocol (IP) and that migration is making multicast adaptive bit rate (M-ABR) a top choice for providers.
Conferences & Communities Grapple With IoT
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/31/2016 | Post a comment
Dealing with the implications of the Internet of Things (IoT) will require not just an ecosystem of companies and government agencies, but also a broad, engaged community of thought leaders.
Cloud, IP Shake Up Media & Broadcast IT
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/23/2016 | 2 comments
Just as telecom is moving toward virtualized data centers and SDN, the broadcast and media services industry are transforming core IT processes and moving to cloud and IP.
BlackHat's Red Flags for CSPs
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/8/2016 | 1 comment
There was plenty of security-related food for thought for operators to chew over at this year's BlackHat event in Las Vegas.
400G Packet Processing Required
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/2/2016 | Post a comment
Findings from our most recent multicore processor survey show how important these devices are in networking systems, giving us a look at what will be increasingly vital in 2017.
AT&T Boosts Training for New IP World
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/2/2016 | 6 comments
AT&T's John Palmer spells out the company's plans to upgrade the skills of nearly all its 280,000 employees as AT&T undergoes one of the most significant transformations in its 137-year history.
Hypervisor Market Has Room for Growth
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/12/2016 | Post a comment
Virtualization is continuing to grow extraordinarily, and vendors are finding that hypervisors have a chance to shine, offering consolidation, safety and security.
The New FoV Index: 5 Takeaways
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/11/2016 | Post a comment
Service providers are making some progress toward virtualizing networks and services -- but (surprise, surprise) the rate of progress isn't as fast as they expected.
Automating NetOps for a 5G World
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/22/2016 | 1 comment
The major topic of discussion at Nokia's Network Management Breakfast, held in Nice during TM Forum Live 2016, was the automation of network operations to support 5G.
Data Center Drives 400G
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/21/2016 | Post a comment
As data traffic continues to expand quickly each year, demand for 400G connections also expands, making way for numerous opportunities for vendors who make 400G components.
DOCSIS 3.1 Dominates ANGA COM
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/20/2016 | Post a comment
In a continental coming-out party for cable's new broadband spec, European cable operators embrace gigabit speeds that DOCSIS 3.1 promises to deliver.
Spectrum Issues Loom Large for Antennas
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/15/2016 | Post a comment
As network operators and vendors are preparing for 5G systems, antenna research and development (R&D) is expanding to help meet the performance requirements that will be needed in the very near future.
Telcos Clamoring for Cloud-Native VNFs
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/15/2016 | 2 comments
Operators have firmly identified VNF architecture as the next hurdle on the critical path to NFV, and the clamor for cloud-native VNFs is growing rapidly.
From The Founder
Cisco's Conrad Clemson, recently promoted to head up the company's Service Provider Apps & Platforms developments, talks to Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about how he's bringing cloud video, mobile and virtualization together to empower network operators.
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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