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IoT & Virtualization Go Together Like a Horse & Carriage
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4/6/2017  |  Post a comment
MWC 2017 underlined the fact that success in IoT can only be achieved if operators embrace virtualization.
The Golden Understated Age of Infrastructure
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4/5/2017  |  Post a comment
MWC17 will be remembered as the event in which server platforms have, almost without anyone noticing, attained a truly impressive performance curve that could never have been anticipated a decade ago.
The Value of SDN-Based IP & Optical Integration
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4/4/2017  |  Post a comment
IP and optical integration has a long history, but years of product announcements and demonstrations did not materialize in major commercial deployments -- until now.
Real-Time Network & Service Mapping: Why Wait for NFV?
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4/4/2017  |  Post a comment
Active real-time network topology is a hot topic as operators move ahead with software-defined networks and virtualized network functions.
Cloud RAN & Next-Gen Wireless Access
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4/3/2017  |  Post a comment
Cloud RAN is emerging as central to the new wireless network architecture, which will feature a more software-centric, software-configurable RAN.
ON2020 Plots Future of ROADMs & T-SDN
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3/28/2017  |  3 comments
The ON2020 association held its first public workshop last week at OFC, focusing on directions for ROADM development and the future of transport SDN and optical networking.
Security, Cloud & the SBC
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3/27/2017  |  Post a comment
Despite all the current hype surrounding 5G at the moment, it's cloud and security technologies that are fundamentally driving business growth opportunities for communications service providers.
Cloud Boom, Virtualization Benefit Data Center Vendors
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3/23/2017  |  Post a comment
The vendor community is responding to the need for greater innovation both within and beyond the data center.
IMS: The Faithful Bedfellow of MNOs Everywhere
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3/22/2017  |  Post a comment
IMS hit the top of its hype curve a long time ago and now it's delivering on its promises – but it still needs sophisticated test tools to keep it honest.
Social Live Streaming: Killer App, or the App That Kills?
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3/22/2017  |  1 comment
If social live streaming becomes as popular as the Zuckerbergs of the world anticipate, it could become the mobile operators' greatest challenge.
A Global 5G Platform
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3/21/2017  |  Post a comment
A wide body of 5G players, including operators, vendors and industry bodies, remain committed to developing a single, global 5G standard.
Top Priorities for B/OSS Transformation
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3/20/2017  |  4 comments
Fast time to market and customer experience are the highest priorities for leading OSS/BSS vendors and service providers when it comes to B/OSS transformation.
ON2020: Driving Innovative Optical Network Solutions
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3/17/2017  |  Post a comment
The cloud era brings new challenges and opportunities to the optical networking community.
VNFs Draw Attention to Testing Needs
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3/16/2017  |  Post a comment
As the infrastructure to support the onboarding of virtual network functions (VNFs) emerges, so the need for supporting test tools becomes increasingly apparent.
Real-Time Analytics Serves Multiple Functions
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3/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Analytics capabilities are enabling companies to expand beyond their traditional market boundaries.
LTE-Advanced Pro: Creeping Into Networks Near You
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3/13/2017  |  Post a comment
LTE-Advanced Pro (LTE-A Pro) trials are underway, and vendors are gearing up to offer the next stepping stone before 5G.
SD-WAN Trends Underscore Need for Testing
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3/10/2017  |  Post a comment
As SD-WAN grows in popularity with enterprise users, the need for testing and monitoring these services will be paramount
Shared Spectrum for 5G New Radio
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3/10/2017  |  1 comment
There are compelling opportunities for shared spectrum in 5G, but the industry must seize the opportunity in the specification phase to realize them.
Digital Transformation Grows Up
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3/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Companies are reacting to the need for digital transformation with evolved strategies and supporting products.
Pay-TV Security Gets 50 Shades Darker
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3/2/2017  |  Post a comment
Pay-TV providers are seeing new security threats and vulnerabilities every day, and are facing numerous challenges trying to tighten the security that protects organizations, as well as their customers.
5G Shines New Light on Backhaul Testing
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3/2/2017  |  Post a comment
Backhaul is crucial – and so is its testing.
SaaS Is Looking Trendy... Again
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2/28/2017  |  2 comments
Software-as-a-service is coming to the fore in 2017.
Defining NG Core for 5G Networks
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2/27/2017  |  Post a comment
5G services demand a new system architecture and core network.
Evolving the Mobile Security Architecture Toward 5G
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2/24/2017  |  Post a comment
5G will be the first cellular technology to launch in an era when the Internet is routinely weaponized, which will require CSPs to radically rethink their security strategies.
5G Put to the Test
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2/23/2017  |  1 comment
There's lots of pre-5G activity in the mobile market and it's highlighting the need for new test and measurement tools.
Telecom Embraces AI's Potential
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2/22/2017  |  Post a comment
The combination of cloud, artifical intelligence (AI) and applications development could be very powerful for communications service providers.
The Global 5G Test Summit at MWC
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2/20/2017  |  Post a comment
You'll probably hear a lot of 5G flannel in Barcelona this year – but the Global 5G Test Summit promises to get beyond the hype.
Data Boom Brings Fiber Monitoring Into Focus
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2/9/2017  |  Post a comment
As the fiber network landscape grows increasingly complex, effective network monitoring is becoming more important than ever, and key to carrier competitiveness.
Protocol Projects Underscore SDN's Growth
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2/9/2017  |  Post a comment
SDN is constantly evolving and that process is helped along by numerous projects and other industry developments.
SD-WAN Trends Underscore MPLS Woes
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1/30/2017  |  Post a comment
While the SD-WAN market continues to prosper, expect to see more innovations over the next year.
AT&T: Prepping for the 5G World
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1/30/2017  |  3 comments
AT&T's Tom Keathley discusses the carrier's evolving plans for developing, testing and deploying 5G wireless services over the next few years.
Demystifying NFV
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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.
Multicore Processors Step Up to the Cloud
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1/20/2017  |  Post a comment
The approach taken by cloud service providers to hyper-scale data centers and virtual networking is driving the latest multicore processor developments.
Containers Key to Virtualization
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1/18/2017  |  Post a comment
As the march towards virtualization continues, containers will come into their own.
Switching Redefined for the Virtual Network
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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
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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
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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
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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
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12/22/2016  |  3 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?
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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?
Can Telcos Help Fix the Growing Traffic Crisis?
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12/16/2016  |  Post a comment
The roads are getting busier -- can the introduction of new technologies and applications by communications service providers help solve the problem?
AT&T: Mining the MDU Market
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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.
IoT Security: The Virtualization Angle
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12/8/2016  |  3 comments
It's clear that virtualization will play a huge role in the development of IoT – so it's time to become acquainted with Virtuapedia.
Dedicated Mobile Core Networks for IoT
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11/30/2016  |  3 comments
A dedicated cloud-hosted core is important to making the mobile network commercially attractive to Internet of Things (IoT) service providers.
Measuring Mobile Gaming QoE
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11/21/2016  |  1 comment
Huawei has announced a new approach to measuring the quality of a user's gaming experience.
Cable Focusing on Virtualization Use Cases
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11/16/2016  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading has identified four use cases that are key to cable virtualization and that prove cable is ready to turn concepts into action.
Charting a Path to Cloud Optimized
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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.
Navigating the NFV Phase
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10/31/2016  |  Post a comment
Separating fact and fiction in the brave new world of NFV.
AT&T: Getting Up to Speed for Gig & 5G
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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
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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.
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The Urgency of Commercial 5G Services

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The progress of 5G has been closely monitored in the industry. At the 2017 Brooklyn 5G Summit, the sense of urgency for a commercial 5G launch had started to surface among operators.
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The auto industry is facing some big transformations as electric vehicles, autonomous technology and connected cars are seen as the future of the industry. During the much-anticipated NY international auto show, there was an emergence of new technology and mobility service on the show floor. Aside from performance, brands like Lincoln, Hyundai, Honda, Mercedes and ...
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The Impact of Video

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David Mercer from Strategy Analytics discusses the impact of video on current strategies.
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Pardeep Kohli Discusses Network Transformation & the Market Opportunity for the 'New' Mavenir Systems

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In a brief discussion at MWC 2017, Heavy Reading analyst Adi Kishore talks to Pardeep Kohli, CEO, Mavenir Systems about the creation of the 'new Mavenir' and some of the key challenges facing operators in today's market. A key theme of the discussion centers around operator need for software-only, virtualized solutions and how they will need to adapt to ...
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Tech Maverick Shares Her Tips for Gender Inclusivity

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Wendy Hall Bohling, a corporate escapee, author and gender exclusivity consultant, tells her story of sexism, bias and progress along the road to gender equality in the workforce.
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Huawei at MWC 2017

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At Mobile World Congress 2017, the biggest mobile industry gathering of the year, Huawei showcased its new innovations and solutions with the theme "Open Road," which focuses on cloud, 5G, operation transformation, videos and consumer-oriented products. Its campaign has been recognized by three awards given by GSMA.
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China Telecom NFV Infrastructure on RSD

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Lynn Comp, senior director of market development of Intel, is joined by Chong Zhang, storage engineer at Inspur and Ou Li Yan, architect for technology strategies of China Telecom, for a discussion of what NFV brings.
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Nokia's IMPACT Software Demo

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Khamis Abulgubein of IoT market development at Nokia demonstrates IMPACT (intelligent management platform for all connected things), a software solution with a horizontal approach to managing any device on any application.
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