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DT in Cybersecurity – Good but Could Do Better
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6/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Around 1,000 delegates gathered in Munich this week to listen, discuss and clap at random at Deutsche Telekom's two-day cybersecurity event. But was there something missing?
G.fast, GPON & the Future of Gigabit Services
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6/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Although the access market is quickly turning to wireless connections, fiber still has its place and is a growing commodity for vendors.
Accept That Fiber Acceptance Needs to Improve
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6/12/2017  |  1 comment
To offer high-level fiber quality assurance to the clients they are leasing to, network operators need to start looking into more comprehensive automated OTDR systems.
Confessions of a TM Forum Live! Virgin
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6/9/2017  |  2 comments
Heavy Reading's eight key takeaways from the TM Forum's annual jamboree in Nice.
Threat Intelligence: A New Frontier in Cybersecurity
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6/6/2017  |  4 comments
In business as in warfare, it pays to know your enemy.
Dynamic Storage a Key Support for Cloud Networks
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6/2/2017  |  Post a comment
As operators make the push towards NFV, it's equally important to move towards data-on-demand storage.
Is Heterogeneous Coexistence a Requirement for Mobile IoT?
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6/1/2017  |  Post a comment
Learning from and building on the lessons of heterogeneous LPWA deployments makes a lot of sense.
IoT Food for Thought
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6/1/2017  |  3 comments
Don't forget about the potential of the 'smart farm.'
Moving From All-IP to All-Cloud Networks
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5/30/2017  |  Post a comment
Moving to cloud-native networks has the potential to simplify telcos' complicated software and make network operations and management more efficient.
How Wireless Aims to Trump Fiber
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5/29/2017  |  10 comments
In many cases, advocates say, wireless broadband service may make more sense and be more cost-effective than stringing fiber or cable all the way to the customer.
Optimizing the 4G Technology Cycle
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5/26/2017  |  Post a comment
LTE-A Pro as not only valuable on its own terms, but also as part of a network strategy that will accelerate the commercial success of 5G.
The Evolution of Assurance for NFV
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5/26/2017  |  Post a comment
Those operators that master NFV service assurance early will be able to reap NFV benefits faster and de-risk VNF-based service launches.
Making Video a Basic Service
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5/25/2017  |  2 comments
It's time for reluctant telecom carriers to treat video as a core service offering so that it can generate plenty of fresh revenue and growth opportunities for them.
Can Cloud RAN Help Lessen the Spectrum Crunch?
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5/23/2017  |  Post a comment
With C-RAN, operators have more tools for shoehorning more customers into spectrum they already own.
How IoT, 5G & NFV Will Impact Data Center Infrastructure
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5/23/2017  |  Post a comment
To fully benefit from the opportunities of 5G, IoT and NFV, operators must assure their infrastructure, services and processes throughout each stage of their virtualization, automation and DevOps journey.
Preparing the Transport Network for 5G: The Future Is Fiber
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5/22/2017  |  Post a comment
With the current industry consensus for deployment to commence broadly in 2020, now is the time to prepare transport networks for the coming of 5G.
Digital Transformation, by the Numbers
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5/15/2017  |  2 comments
The 2017 GCI ratings, which are used to compare digital transformation activity in different countries, hold some surprising results.
It's Time to Focus on One-Way Network Delays
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5/15/2017  |  5 comments
While service providers have traditionally relied on tracking two-way latency issues on their networks, switching to a superior one-way measurement approach would be far more effective.
Mobile Operators & Healthcare: A Short-Term or Long-Term Opportunity?
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5/11/2017  |  1 comment
Healthcare could be a goldmine for mobile operators, but they will need to do it right.
Big Data Analytics Improves Planning for Broadband Projects
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5/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Big data analytics can predict each potential customer’s interest in specific services and tiers, price sensitivity, budget, propensity to switch service providers, susceptibility to special offers -- and thus their value as a customer.
Cable Moves Toward Faster, Smarter Access
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5/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Cable's next-generation strategy for a smart cable access network is perhaps its biggest change in over 25 years, and it offers numerous options to increase Internet speeds and enable intelligent traffic routing and service management.
Is There Still a Role for Active Test in NFV Assurance?
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5/10/2017  |  Post a comment
A combination of both active and passive test provides a clear picture of end-to-end real-time service monitoring and long-term trend analysis.
Selecting a Prime Integrator for NFV
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5/10/2017  |  3 comments
When you need one throat to choke, it has to be the right throat.
Heavy Reading Launches a Security Market Tracker
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5/10/2017  |  Post a comment
As increasing numbers of telecom operators venture into the managed security space, Heavy Reading has launched a new research service that monitors and analyzes this emerging sector.
Seizing the Enterprise Market Opportunity
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5/8/2017  |  Post a comment
With many larger firms now seeking cloud-based commercial services, service providers have a unique chance to make new inroads and capture greater market share.
From Virtualization to Cloudification
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5/5/2017  |  3 comments
Virtualization and cloudification (or cloud computing) are often used interchangeably but they are different concepts.
Reading the OSS/BSS Vendor Landscape
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5/5/2017  |  2 comments
The B/OSS market is likely to undergo significant change in the coming years, driven by the move to network virtualization and the transformation of CSPs into digital service providers.
Collaboration Is Critical for 5G Network Slicing
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5/4/2017  |  3 comments
Here are three key areas where the industry needs to collaborate to make network slicing commercially viable.
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.
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CenturyLink: Let's Get Past SD-WAN Hype

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Technology becomes a "shiny object" unless it's properly focused on solving business needs for enterprise customers, says Bill Grubbs, network solutions architect for CenturyLink. He explains to Light Reading why SD-WAN deployments have to be tailored to specific needs – and more.
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Infinera's Sales Director Paints Tech's Big Picture

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Shannon Williams, Infinera's director of sales, shares how she achieves work's many balancing acts -- between her role and the broader company, today and tomorrow's tech and more.
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SD-WAN Innovation & Trends

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Versa CEO Kelly Ahuja discusses with Carol Wilson the current status and trends in the SD-WAN market, Versa's innovation around building a software platform with broad contextualization, and the advantages that startups can bring to the SD-WAN market.
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Ovum's Dario Talmesio on 5G in Europe

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At 5G World 2017, Dario Talmesio, principal analyst and practice leader on Ovum's fixed and mobile telecoms European team, explains the emerging trends amongst European operators as they prepare for 5G.
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Putting Power on a Pedestal

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ARRIS's John Ulm says a major accomplishment of SCTE•ISBE's Energy 2020 program is increased focus on power cost and consumption, including inclusion of energy requirements in operators' RFPs and RFIs.
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Gigabit Access: The Last-Mile Pipe for All Future Services

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A Gigabit access platform being deployed today must be able to deliver all types of services to an increasing number of devices. A non-blocking architecture is necessary to support the ever-increasing growth in bandwidth demand. The Huawei Gigabit access solution is based on a distributed design that is fully scalable to deliver a unprecedented performance.
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Key Factors to Successfully Deploy an SD-WAN Service

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As service providers transition their SD-WAN solution from trials and limited deployments into production at large scale, there are important considerations to successfully operationalize these solutions and realize their full potential, without adding complexity, introducing uncertainty or disrupting current business operations. Sunil Khandekar, CEO and Founder ...
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IoT Solutions: Rational Exuberance

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IoT solutions are morphing from hype into viable business opportunities. Huawei has the platform and ecosystem support to help carriers successfully address new business opportunities in the IoT space.
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Realizing ICN as a Network Slice for Mobile Data Distribution

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Network slicing in 5G allows the potential introduction of new network architectures such as Information-centric Networks (ICN) as a slice, managed over a shared pool of compute, storage and bandwidth resource. Services over an ICN slice can benefit from many architectural features such as Name Based Networking, Security, Multicasting, Multi-homing, Mobility, ...
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Ovum's Mike Roberts on 5G Uptake

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Mike Roberts, research director for Ovum's service provider markets group, explains why he has boosted his 5G subscriptions forecast.
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AT&T's Hubbard on Intersection of SD-WAN & MPLS

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Rick Hubbard, SVP of Network Product Management for AT&T Business Solutions, discusses how AT&T's approach to SD-WAN fits in with its overall virtualization strategy, explains how SD-WAN can improve enterprise customers' use of the cloud and addresses the intersection of SD-WAN and MPLS.
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Keep Connected IoT Devices Under Control With Allot

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Allot AVP of International Pre-Sales, Daniel Keidar, explains how communications service providers can protect infrastructure and service availability from flooding attacks caused by malfunctioning or bot-infected devices connected to their network.
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