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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  |  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?
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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.
Can Mobile Operators Catch Rival LPWA Network Operators?
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
Google, Facebook Gaining Network Equipment Clout
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9/26/2016  |  8 comments
Landmark Heavy Reading report explores the rise of web-scale Internet companies as networking powerhouses, and what it means for network equipment vendors.
Enterprise Cloud Turns to Containers, Microservices
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9/15/2016  |  Post a comment
The next phase of moving applications to the cloud means looking at platforms that use container technology and are suited to a cloud-native, microservices approach.
Multicast ABR Clears IP Video Stream Dams
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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
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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.
Achieving a Fully Automated IoT World
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8/25/2016  |  Post a comment
The Internet of Things could trigger a global transformation of economics and culture on an unprecedented level.
Cloud, IP Shake Up Media & Broadcast IT
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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.
SD-WAN to Catch Up With Pace of Cloud IT
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8/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Commercial launches of SD-WAN services will help better align service provider networks with the changing cloud and hybrid IT needs of enterprise customers.
VoLTE Can Drive 4G Small Cells Adoption
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8/18/2016  |  7 comments
Small cells are well past their hype cycle now, and VoLTE looks set to be a game-changer for their adoption over the next three years.
Virtualization Won't Kill Hardware Test Tools
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8/18/2016  |  4 comments
As network functions virtualization (NFV) brings changes and challenges to the market, it is opening up numerous opportunities for test and measurement (T&M) vendors.
BlackHat's Red Flags for CSPs
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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.
Can Google Save African Broadband?
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8/4/2016  |  3 comments
Google's fiber moves in Africa could point the way towards a better economic model for high-speed infrastructure.
400G Packet Processing Required
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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
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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.
What Does It Mean to Be '5G Ready'?
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7/29/2016  |  6 comments
Operators want to prepare to rapidly launch 5G as soon as the spectrum, standards and technology are ready. How can they prepare today?
Telecom Carriers Reassess What Is Core... Again
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7/28/2016  |  1 comment
Many of the largest public cloud providers dominate the data center sector but are now looking to outsource that business in an increasingly competitive market.
Kevin Lo's Move to Facebook: Sign of Things to Come?
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7/20/2016  |  10 comments
The Google Fiber honcho's defection to Facebook signals a new phase in the relationship between web-scale Internet companies and communications service providers.
The Return of Fixed Wireless Access
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7/18/2016  |  3 comments
Fixed wireless access is back in fashion as a fast and efficient way to hook up customers in hard-to-reach places.
Hypervisor Market Has Room for Growth
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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
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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.
Cable Exploring New Mobility Plays
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7/1/2016  |  Post a comment
As the cable industry is steadily deploying WiFi hotspots and homespots, it is beginning to explore other opportunities that wireless usage can offer.
Automating NetOps for a 5G World
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
HPE Looks to Cloud28+ Partners to Drive Cloud Business
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/2/2016  |  1 comment
But Hewlett Packard Enterprise and its partners in the Cloud28+ program will need to generate revenue and customer wins to succeed.
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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.
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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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Heavy Reading: The Web-Scale View

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Rome, Heavy Reading's former chief analyst Patrick Donegan shared insight from the recent web-scale operators report, which featured research on how web-scale operators view the market, the best web-scale companies to ...
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Cisco's Cloud Scale Networking: Automation, Virtualization & Simplification

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Cisco's Sanjeev Mervana outlines the latest innovations in networking technology at CES 2017 in Las Vegas.
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ADVA Talks Innovation & the Future of Networking

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Ray Le Maistre and Christoph Glingener, CTO of ADVA Optical Networking, discuss the current state of the industry, cooperation and collaboration, open innovation and the future of networking.
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Cisco's Infinite Video Platform

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Cisco's Infinite Video Platform allows service providers to deliver broadcast-quality video over IP networks. Infinite video supports many devices, from 4K TVs to tablets to game consoles. Join Cisco's Rajeev Raman for a brief tour and live demo.
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Masergy: Ability to Adapt Key for NFV

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Speaking at Light Reading's 2020 Vision in Rome, Masergy's VP, Global Technology, Ray Watson, said agility is key to providing the mix and match NFV-based services that are driving business for the managed service provider today.
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Equinix: The Data Explosion

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision in Rome, Eric Schwartz, president of EMEA, Equinix, talked about how Equinix is helping its customers manage the influx of data today, and how it's preparing for a future filled with millions of connected IoT devices.
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Heavy Reading: The Changing Data Center Landscape

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision event in Rome, Heavy Reading's Senior Analyst Roz Roseboro talks about how virtualization is impacting data center evolution and how that evolution is affecting the relationship between service providers, data center operators and public cloud providers.
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Boingo: Prepping for Millions of Devices

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision in Rome, Boingo's CTO Derek Peterson discusses how wireless operators will address the needs of low-bandwidth and high-bandwidth apps at the same time, the need for more MHz, the impact of IoT and more.
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Comcast Shows Off Gig Gateway at CES

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With its largest presence at CES in years, Comcast took the wraps off its long-awaited gigabit gateway and a new platform for managing the home WiFi network. Light Reading Senior Editor Mari Silbey sat down with EVP Chris Satchell to discuss the latest Comcast advance, and met with VP of Product Strategy and Development Andrea Peiro to walk through a demo of the ...
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Colt: End-to-End Key for 2017

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Rome, Nico Fischbach of Colt said having a multi-carrier, end-to-end service proposition is going to be key for 2017 -- and SD-WAN is instrumental in making it happen.
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Cisco's Clemson on Mobile Cloud Video

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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. "If you think about where we're going… whether it's a mobile application, or a video ...
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VMware Telco NFV Solutions – Preparing for 5G & IOT

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Shekar Ayyar, EVP & Corporate Strategy/General Manager of Telco for VMware, discusses VMware's Telco NFV solutions role and foundation for the Imminent Arrival of 5G & IOT.
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