Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes
Densification & Next-Gen C-RAN
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/13/2018 | Post a comment
As the industry moves to 5G, the need to support reliability, low-latency, high-speed mobility, extreme density and user-level radio resource control has taken center stage.
Service Providers Get High Marks for IoT Security
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/5/2018 | Post a comment
The most recent Thought Leadership Council (TLC) survey finds that communications service providers (CSPs) that are specialists in the Internet of Things (IoT) think they are doing quite well with their Internet security plans and implementation, though most still believe there is room for improvement.
TalkTalk's 'Tech Debt' Transformation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/12/2018 | 1 comment
In the wake of a damaging cyber attack in 2015, Philip Clayson was tasked with creating a cyber breach remediation plan for over 600 applications across TalkTalk's consumer and enterprise divisions and to deal with the operator's 'tech debt.'
Measuring Progress in Carrier SDN
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/9/2018 | Post a comment
It's still hard to say whether carrier SDN is really a success or a failure, but the needle is moving on SDN commercialization – albeit not as quickly as some might hope.
Operators Adopt Bolder Strategies for Automation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/5/2018 | 1 comment
The most recent Thought Leadership Council (TLC) survey finds that although most communications service providers (CSPs) prefer to have a solid plan in place before moving on a new market trend, it's not looking to be the same for automation, as most CSPs surveyed say they are moving forward without solid plans.
Why Gfast Is About to Come of Age
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/18/2018 | 3 comments
The Gfast rollout, which has been stalled while network operators conduct trials and chipset vendors develop new Amendment 3 chipsets, is set to start in 2018 with a ramp-up in 2019.
5G Experts Pit Reality Against Predictions
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/8/2018 | Post a comment
The most recent Thought Leadership Council (TLC) survey finds that opportunities abound for 5G vendors as only 15% of TLC service providers have chosen their vendors for the 5G market.
Can AI Make Cable Smarter?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/28/2017 | 11 comments
Cable is turning to artificial intelligence (AI) to help tackle customer service woes, as well as proactively manage network functions and provide a better customer experience.
B/OSS Transformation Defies IT Budget Cuts
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/7/2017 | Post a comment
The most recent Thought Leadership Council survey finds that business/operations support system (B/OSS) transformation will be an important focus for service providers in the coming years.
The Challenges of Operationalizing NFV
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/29/2017 | 1 comment
While NFV provides an opportunity to reduce opex and improve customer experience, it also introduces additional layers of operational complexity.
Ubiquitous SDN Acceleration Is Coming
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/15/2017 | Post a comment
NICs have evolved many times, and the smart NIC is the next step, offering a programmable resource that can be configured to provide additional CPU offload functions for different applications.
CSPs Embrace Machine Learning & AI
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/7/2017 | Post a comment
The most recent Thought Leadership Council survey finds that while communications service providers (CSPs) are exploring numerous emerging technologies, most are heavily involved in machine learning.
5 Reasons to Ignore Automation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/24/2017 | 20 comments
Heavy Reading has just released a report on the coming automation age and how it will affect telecom industry ecosystems.
What Color Is That Optical White Box?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/24/2017 | 3 comments
The future of 'optical white box' was a topic of discussion, debate and some confusion at Light Reading's recent NFV and Carrier SDN event in Denver.
Cable 5G Backhaul Forecast: Clear as Mud
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/16/2017 | Post a comment
Cable is well on the path to meeting 5G backhaul and small cell requirements; however, cable may face competition from mobile network operators (MNOs) and find challenges in technology and regulation limitations.
SD-WAN Questions Linger for CSPs
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/11/2017 | Post a comment
Although many service providers have already deployed software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) technology and believe it is an integral part of their business, a clear path to vendor success and long-term revenue isn't yet visible.
CSPs See Slow Going for IoT – Report
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/3/2017 | 1 comment
The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing rapidly, but the lack of standards – as well as uncertainty about its revenue potential – is a major source of frustration for communications service providers (CSPs).
The Importance of BBU Emulation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/22/2017 | Post a comment
Whether building out distributed RANs or new centralized RANs, BBU emulation is a critical step of the process to help mobile operators avoid lengthy and costly delays.
Charting the Course to Cloud-Native
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/20/2017 | Post a comment
During the "Getting to 'Cloud Native' " panel at our NFV & Carrier SDN event, we will debate what it will take to enable telcos to execute their cloud transformations, and what the supplier community's responsibilities are in the process.
Converging the Access Network
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/1/2017 | 1 comment
Fiber is making a comeback and converged access infrastructure is helping to push the market collectively towards 5G and other services.
Intent-Based Marketing or Intent-Based Networking?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/25/2017 | 1 comment
During the past year or so, vendors have taken interest in intent-based networks (IBNs), and standards development organizations have started working toward finding an industry standard for this cost- and time-saving development.
Light Reading founder Steve Saunders recently visited the University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC) where Cisco's Tetration application is providing data center analytics, simplifying SDN, helping with cloud migration and overseeing white-list security policy.
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After years of development, data center construction gradually goes standard and modular.