Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes
Toward 'Fiber-Like' Wireless Broadband
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 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?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 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
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 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
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 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
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 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
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 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.
Multicast ABR Clears IP Video Stream Dams
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 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
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 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.
Cloud, IP Shake Up Media & Broadcast IT
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 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.
BlackHat's Red Flags for CSPs
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 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.
400G Packet Processing Required
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 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
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 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.
Hypervisor Market Has Room for Growth
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 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
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 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.
Automating NetOps for a 5G World
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 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
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 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
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 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
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 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
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 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.
Mapping Open APIs With TM Forum
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/1/2016 | Post a comment
APIs are rapidly becoming the lingua franca of digital business, and the TM Forum is aiming to apply their benefits across the entire IoT digital value chain.
AT&T Preps for Big Fiber Build
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/31/2016 | 7 comments
In the latest segment of this sponsored blog series, AT&T's Veronica Bloodworth explains how the company aims to extend its fiber links throughout its regions.
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.
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