Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes
IoT's Place in the Future of Virtualization
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/13/2016 | 2 comments
As the Internet of Things (IoT) market grows exponentially over the next few years, vendors will start focusing in on IoT platforms and the impact virtualization can have on the market, with rapid development and lower costs as main points of interest.
Cable Mines Big Data to Improve Performance
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/22/2016 | 1 comment
Cable is going big with data analytics, digging into its big data stores, with the hope of garnering information, simplifying operations and improving services and customer care.
AT&T Explores G.fast for MDUs
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/31/2016 | 3 comments
In this first part of a new sponsored blog series, AT&T's Bill Smith explains how AT&T hopes to complement its GPON-powered GigaPower rollout with additional technologies, such as G.fast.
IoT's Year Zero
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/30/2016 | 6 comments
Mobile World Congress served to underline how 2016 will be a pivotal year for the Internet of Things.
Why 5G? Where Is the Value?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/22/2016 | 5 comments
5G offers a great opportunity to re-write the industry playbook for a new era, but how that happens is important.
Gigabit 4G Radio
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/11/2016 | Post a comment
Gigabit wireless broadband, once seen as a pipe dream, now appears close to reality.
Time to Do More With Less Spectrum
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/10/2016 | Post a comment
Self-interference cancellation technology, allowing full-duplex use of a single frequency channel, may soon allow operators to double the capacity of their broadcast spectrum.
Making Cities Smarter & Safer
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/3/2016 | 3 comments
Do smart cities make for safe cities? It all depends on how they use those smarts to create a safer environment for residents.
The Impact of Virtual Reality
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/26/2016 | 20 comments
Growing demand for virtual reality (VR) products and applications will present some attractive opportunities for communications service providers, but CSPs need to understand their potential role in the emerging VR sector to avoid chasing the wrong options.
Small Cells: The Next Sure Thing
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/25/2016 | 4 comments
Small cells have gone from 'next big thing' to 'over-hyped' and back again… but now it looks like 2016 will finally be the Year of the Small Cell.
Gearing Up for the GigaHome
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/16/2016 | Post a comment
Now that service providers are starting to deliver gigabit speeds to the home, it's time for in-home networks to start picking up the pace as well.
IoT: Opening Up Vertical Opportunities
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/12/2016 | 1 comment
Scalable, flexible Internet of Things (IoT) platforms will be used in industrial enterprises to link remote and siloed M2M installations to leverage the power of the cloud.
The Growing Power of Openness
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/10/2016 | Post a comment
The momentum behind 'open' everything is real and growing, and will be a significant component of operators' development activities on their march toward the cloud.
Cable Eyes the Enterprise Prize
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/29/2016 | 3 comments
Cable has grown dramatically in the small- and midsized business (SMB) market, hitting the $12 billion mark, and is now heading into the enterprise business market.
Achieving the Right Price Point for vCPE
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/20/2016 | 1 comment
Containerization is at last enabling CSPs to cost-effectively serve smaller customers with individualized network features – as early NFV supporters envisaged more than three years ago.
NFV Drives Shift to Open Platforms
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/22/2015 | Post a comment
COTS platforms and white box switches are at the core of New IP networks, which service providers will use to deliver next-generation cloud and mobile services.
Optical Encryption's Value Shouldn't Be a Secret
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/21/2015 | 5 comments
Encryption is not new to the telecom industry; however, encrypting at Layer 1, the lowest optical layer, is new and is causing a stir between those who feel it may interfere with public safety issues and those who feel it offers solutions for encryption issues.
Fueling the Distributed CCAP Debate
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/13/2015 | 1 comment
Even as MSOs roll out integrated CCAP systems, cable engineers are heating up the debate over next-gen approaches that would shift at least part of the CCAP gear and functions from the headend to the network.
LTE-A Components Deliver on Bandwidth, IoT
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/3/2015 | Post a comment
The latest LTE components support the LTE-A functions required to deliver high bandwidth up to 600 Mbit/s at one extreme, and very low-power, sub-1 Mbit/s for IoT/M2M applications at the other.
Sorting Out Cable's Gigabit Strategy
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/26/2015 | 2 comments
Cable operators are exploring how to introduce gigabit services after vendors unveil the first DOCSIS 3.1 modems and related gear at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo.
High Cost Ratios Limit 100GE Growth
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/16/2015 | Post a comment
Although 100G will become a major part of the wavelength market, the high ratio of 100GE to 10GE prices is keeping many potential buyers from migrating to higher bandwidth levels.
IoT Billing Presents Complex Puzzle
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/15/2015 | 8 comments
As the Internet of Things (IoT) becomes more prevalent, billing for those services becomes more confusing, driving the need for new billing solutions in the market.
Carriers Need Better Service Assurance
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/14/2015 | 3 comments
As global mobile data traffic continues to soar, service providers are finding service assurance increasingly important to help prevent churn, and providing service assurance without compromising end-user privacy will be key.
From The Founder
The independent evaluation of Nokia's key virtual network functions (VNFs) was a defining moment for the Finnish giant.
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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A new survey conducted by Heavy Reading and TM Forum shows that CSPs around the world see the move to digital operations as a necessary part of their overall virtualization strategies.
BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
In this latest installment of the CEO Chat series, Craig Labovitz, co-founder and CEO of Deepfield, sits down with Light Reading's Steve Saunders in Light Reading's New York City office to discuss how Deepfield fits in with the big data trend and more.
Grant van Rooyen, president and CEO of Cologix, sits down with Steve Saunders, founder and CEO of Light Reading, in the vendor's New Jersey facility to offer an inside look at the company's success story and discuss the importance of security in the telecom industry.