Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes
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.
Cable's Challenge to Go Green
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/30/2014 | 2 comments
The cable industry is embarking on its most ambitious effort ever to cut its energy consumption and associated costs
Why Hybrid Cloud Makes Sense
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/30/2014 | 2 comments
Enterprises increasingly realize that in order to run their businesses economically they need to fundamentally change ways in which they operate their businesses in the connected IP world.
G.fast: Niche or Not?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/29/2014 | 1 comment
There's plenty of activity in the emerging G.fast broadband technology sector, but will it come to anything?
Getting TV Everywhere in Gear
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/29/2014 | Post a comment
Here are some steps that service providers could take to boost the reach, awareness and success of their multiscreen video ventures.
Backhaul Strategies: Looking to 2015
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/29/2014 | 2 comments
The challenges associated with small cell deployments, the impact of virtualization, and the demand for dark fiber are just some of the topics to be debated at the upcoming Backhaul Strategies conference in New York City.
Who's Doing Best in LTE-A?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/14/2014 | Post a comment
As LTE-Advanced networks begin to reach commercial deployment, technology suppliers are scrambling to establish market leadership positions.
From The Founder
Last week I dropped in on "Hotlanta," Georgia to moderate Light Reading's inaugural DroneComm
conference – a unique colloquium investigating the potential for drone communications to disrupt the world's telecom ecosystem. As you will see, it was a day of exploration and epiphany...
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Network functions virtualization (NFV) is not the easiest of topics to take on board, so here's a Light Reading infographic, developed following conversations with the folks at HP, that helps make sense of where NFV is taking the industry.
BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
With 200 customers in 60 countries, Stockholm-based Net Insight has carved out a solid leadership position in one of the hottest vertical markets going in comms right now: helping service providers and broadcasters deliver video and other multimedia traffic over IP networks. How has Net Insight managed to achieve this success in the face of immense competition from the industry giants?
My ongoing interview tour of the leading minds of the telecom industry recently took me to Richardson, Texas, where I met with Rod Naphan, CTO and SVP, Solutions, ...
I recently popped down to Texas to chat with CEO Eric L. Pratt about his company, Taqua.