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Service Assurance Is Critical for NFV & SDN
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/18/2014  |  Post a comment
The success of NFV and SDN will depend on service assurance, big data, end-to-end orchestration, and a centralized catalog.
Core 100G Fuels Packet-Optical Switching Growth
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/10/2014  |  5 comments
The move to 100G in long-haul networks is driving the integration of DWDM transport and OTN switching, finds Heavy Reading.
The Digital Lifestyle Goes Corporate
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/8/2014  |  2 comments
Service providers are being challenged to enable a digital lifestyle for their corporate clients as well as residential customers.
Suppliers Gear Up for Big Data Gold Rush
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4/2/2014  |  Post a comment
Big data analytics is creating a multi-billion-dollar revenue opportunity for service providers.
The Rise of Virtual EPC
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/26/2014  |  2 comments
The Evolved Packet Core (EPC) has emerged as one of the leading candidates for network functions virtualization (NFV).
Going Beyond 100G? Not So Fast…
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/10/2014  |  17 comments
There's growing urgency around the need to migrate beyond 100G to 400G transport networks, but who is driving that urgency? Is 400G really the next evolutionary step?
Telco Data Centers: Crisis Control
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/7/2014  |  3 comments
Looking for a telco pain point? Seek no further than the data center...
Is 4K Ultra HD in Cable's Future?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/7/2014  |  6 comments
The expected arrival of 4K Ultra High-Definition TV (UHD) will present some significant challenges to cable providers.
MWC14: What Are Telcos For?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/5/2014  |  8 comments
A view of Mobile World Congress from the outside – it looks a whole lot different and doesn't require comfortable shoes.
Social Media & Customer Care: How Best to Integrate Them
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/3/2014  |  4 comments
As telecom services become increasingly complex, telcos are moving toward the digital sector to improve real-time self-service (RTSS).
Finding the Value in Transportation Telematics
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/28/2014  |  6 comments
Transportation and telecommunications are growing closer together.
The New Resonant Relationship Between NEPs & Their Customers
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/27/2014  |  2 comments
Operators and network equipment providers are facing uncertainty together, pooling their understanding of what the future might look like. For network equipment providers, this uncertain future has meant becoming even more responsive to the needs of their operator customers, and responding to the network functions virtualization (NFV) challenge.
Ready or Not, Here Comes 5G
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/25/2014  |  13 comments
It may be years away from commercial deployment, but 5G is already showing up in long-term R&D plans.
No Easy Answers on FTTH Investment
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/18/2014  |  4 comments
Will the fiber laggards think that playing catch-up is worth the expense? The jury's still out...
Going to MWC? Let Us Know!
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/6/2014  |  Post a comment
Heading to Barcelona? So are we! Let's do lunch. Or breakfast. Or some damn thing.
Shedding Light on Heavy Reading
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/4/2014  |  6 comments
Why Heavy Reading is at the heart of the 'reborn' Light Reading.
Coffee, Tea, or Network Security?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/27/2014  |  1 comment
A breakfast briefing during Mobile World Congress will focus on customer privacy concerns and network/data security.
Metro P-OTS 2.0 Has Arrived
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/21/2014  |  Post a comment
The numbers from the latest tracker report show that the next generation of metro packet-optical technology is here.
100G Revenue Drives 400G Investment
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/13/2014  |  2 comments
With revenue increasing for 100G optical modules and components, companies are starting to ramp investment in 400G.
How Heavy Reading Called Small Cells Right
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/6/2014  |  6 comments
Think we'd be seduced by the small cells hype? Get outta here!
Huawei Is Striking the Right Notes
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/3/2014  |  3 comments
Huawei's commitment to API exposure, policy management/analytics, and big data show that it's in tune with network operators' needs today.
AAN: A Vision for the Future
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
12/23/2013  |  2 comments
As numerous changes occur in the network, a shift to application-aware networking (AAN) will be an answer to the rising challenges.
Cable's Search for Advanced Advertising Treasure
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
12/20/2013  |  5 comments
Dynamic advertising insertion (DAI) is available in 30 million homes and expected to be in 40 million homes by the end of 2014.
Mobile Voice is Dead. Long Live Mobile Voice!
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
12/19/2013  |  2 comments
Better mobile call quality has shown to drive longer call time.
Data Growth Spurs Policy Management Evolution
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
12/18/2013  |  3 comments
Communications service providers (CSPs) are pursuing new monetization strategies in the policy management market.
VoLTE Needs Passing Grade From Operator Tests
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
12/17/2013  |  1 comment
Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) is predicted to grow tremendously through 2016.
Virtualization Drive for DPI & Policy Management
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
12/16/2013  |  2 comments
Policy management solutions are giving wireless and fixed line carriers options to help relieve data traffic.
In the Cloud, Repurposed BSS Won't Cut It
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
12/10/2013  |  4 comments
As acquisition fever rises in the cloud management market, telcos should take note and learn that repurposing existing back-office systems doesn't cut it in the cloud services world.
Mobile Video Optimization Gets Smart
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/14/2013  |  Post a comment
Mobile video optimization (MVO) is becoming more intelligent as OTT video traffic volumes outstrip the capacity of early MVO solutions.
Money, Time Won't Replace Need for SDN Testing
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/13/2013  |  4 comments
The industry-wide push to software-defined networking (SDN) and OpenFlow is leading test and measurement suppliers to develop robust tools for SDN testing.
Webinar: Proving the Benefits of C-RAN
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/12/2013  |  1 comment
It's not too late to register for a free webinar that, with help of China Mobile, looks at what C-RAN can offer.
Timeline for NFV Still Hazy
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/31/2013  |  10 comments
A virtualized network is easy to predict – but timing its deployment is not.
Location Intelligence Is the New Black
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/25/2013  |  5 comments
Three recent acquisitions show that location analytics and intelligence is the hot ticket in the service provider IT (SPIT) space.
Are Telcos Adapting to the Collaborative Economy?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/24/2013  |  9 comments
Telcos need to accommodate the consumer paradigm shift toward sharing and renting rather than owning things.
The Cloud Propels BoD Growth
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/21/2013  |  1 comment
The emergence of the 'cloud' is drawing intense new focus to dynamic bandwidth.
The SDN/NFV Integration Challenge
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/18/2013  |  2 comments
Can software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) be 'operationalized' in existing networks?
Getting the Best out of Big-Data
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/18/2013  |  7 comments
Big-data can revolutionize the way telecom operators build, run, and market their services, changing the nature of what they sell.
NLoS Backhaul Needed for Small Cells
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/16/2013  |  4 comments
As major mobile carriers start deploying outdoor small cells in urban settings, they will require a universal wireless transport solution.
C-RAN Blazes a Trail to True 4G
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10/15/2013  |  Post a comment
C-RAN – which stands for both centralized RAN and cloud RAN – promises superior performance in coordinated systems such as LTE Advanced.
Can Mobile Networks Cope?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/15/2013  |  7 comments
As data volumes grow, mobile network outages are a growing concern and can have a major impact on customer relationships.
UCaaS Needs Shaping, Leadership
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/15/2013  |  1 comment
Interest in unified communications as a service (UCaaS) is growing even faster than the cloud UC market.
The Managed Services Post-Mortem, Part 2
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/14/2013  |  2 comments
Here's a look back at some more predictions for the managed services market made by Heavy Reading in 2010 – how accurate were they?
Gigabit This, Google Fiber!
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/14/2013  |  24 comments
The FCC has called for a Gigabit City in each state by 2015.
The Managed Services Post-Mortem, Part 1
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/9/2013  |  2 comments
How did Heavy Reading do with its 2010 predictions for the managed services market?
Net Neutrality Finger Pointing Continues
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/8/2013  |  6 comments
Tensions are rising over the "fair" use of network resources.
The Myth That Telcos Can't Do Cloud
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/3/2013  |  2 comments
Verizon is showing that telecom operators can cut it in the cloud services market.
Things Are Looking Up, Sort Of
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/27/2013  |  8 comments
The telecom industry is doing OK, but, then again…
Securing LTE: It's Worth the Capex
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/20/2013  |  5 comments
New deployments of IPsec in Europe are allaying fears of fears of high costs and negative impacts on performance.
Bridging the Chasm[s]: Easier Said Than Done
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/18/2013  |  6 comments
There's a crippling divide within communications service provider teams that's stifling their business and growth potential.
5 Challenges for NFV in the 4G Core Network
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/17/2013  |  6 comments
The mobile core network might be ripe for network functions virtualization (NFV), but there are plenty of hurdles to overcome before any real-world deployments.
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Cable Eyes Big Technology Shifts

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US cable engineers are facing a lot of heavy lifting in the coming years, notes Light Reading Cable/Video Practice Leader Alan Breznick.
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Maximizing Customer Experience & Assuring Service Delivery in an IP World

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Steven Shalita, VP of Marketing, NetScout Systems, Inc., discusses the challenges cable/MSO operators face in assuring the delivery of new IP-based services. Key points include the value of proactively managing performance, and using rich analytics and operational intelligence to better understand service and usage trends, make smarter business decisions and ...
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Bye-Bye DVD: Consumers Embrace Digital Video

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Veteran video analyst Colin Dixon, founder and principal analyst of nScreenMedia, says research shows 56% are using digital video already.
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Video: TW Cable Puts Multicast Gateways to the Test

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Tom Gonder, a chief architect at Time Warner Cable, explains how its trial of multicast gateways is impacting IP-based video plans.
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Managing & Monetizing Big Data in Operator Environments

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At Mobile World Congress, Gigamon's Director of Service Provider Solutions, Andy Huckridge, and Heavy Reading Analyst Sarah Wallace discuss the 'big data' issues facing carriers and operators today.
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Data Center Energy – Build Your Data Center in a Modular Way

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Dr. Fang Liangzhou, VP Network Energy Product Line, shared his thoughts about the challenges for data centers during CeBIT 2014.
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Agile Network Solution – An Overview of Huawei's Agile Network Solution

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Ajay Gupta, Director of Product Marketing, Networking Product Line, gives an overview of the Agile Network Solutions during CeBIT 2014.
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Huawei’s eLTE Voice Trunking, Video and Data Applied for Railways

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Gottfried Winter is the Sales Director at Funkwerk, a German specialist in GSM-r terminals and a long-time partner of Huawei. At CeBIT 2014, Winter talks to Light Reading about this partnership and the integration of enhanced voice trunking, video and data functions.
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LeaseWeb Speaks Highly of Huawei's Datacenter Products

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Rene Olde Olthof, Operations Director LeaseWeb, talks about the next data center transformation during CeBIT 2014.
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Comcast: Reshaping the Cable Network Architecture

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Shamim Akhtar, Comcast's architect and senior director of network strategy, explains why the cable company is moving to a more distributed network architecture.
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VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger at Mobile World Congress

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VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger speaks to Heavy Reading about the value of virtualization spanning from the data center to service provider networks to mobile devices.
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Analysts' Impressions of Huawei SoftCOM at ONS 2014

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After visiting the Huawei booth at ONS, Lee Doyle of Doyle Research gives his appraisal of Huawei's SoftCOM solution.
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