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Need for Flexibility Helps FPGAs Forge Ahead
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10/7/2015  |  Post a comment
FPGA and ASIC usage grows in the telecom market. FPGAs and ASICs are widely used in networking and telecom systems, from complete SoC designs to simple connections between different interfaces on merchant silicon devices.
Making History With 5G
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10/7/2015  |  Post a comment
The research and development (R&D) race is on for 5G, with many vendors working toward a common goal: developing the technologies that will become 5G and its industry standards.
Placing Bets on DOCSIS 3.1
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10/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Huawei joins a slew of equipment vendors seeking to make their mark in the North American cable space with products for both cable's new DOCSIS gigabit spec and CCAP.
How to Monetize WiFi (Part 1)
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9/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Now that cable operators have invested heavily in WiFi, the big question is how they can optimize and monetize their wireless networks most effectively.
Facebook: IPv6 Is a Real-World Big Deal
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9/25/2015  |  5 comments
Facebook software engineer Paul Saab revealed that IPv6 now accounts for almost 50% of Facebook's 4G smartphone traffic in the US – and that's just the start of it.
Is This the 5G You're Looking For?
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9/16/2015  |  6 comments
A major 3GPP RAN workshop in Phoenix on Thursday should reveal much about what lies ahead for the 5G development process.
Narrowband Cellular IoT Offers Clean Slate
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9/2/2015  |  1 comment
As the GSMA promotes low-power wide-area (LPWA) technology as essential for the Internet of Things, could narrowband cellular IoT become the clean-slate solution of choice?
Latest Modules Drive Market Toward 400G
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8/24/2015  |  Post a comment
The latest optical modules and semiconductor components are game-changers for 100G and will accelerate 400G adoption.
IoT Growth Depends on Vertical Focus
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8/21/2015  |  1 comment
As the Internet of Things (IoT) market expands, vendors should target specific vertical markets to maximize their business opportunities.
Colocation Market Shows Strong M&A Activity
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8/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Enterprises are driving consolidation in the colocation market.
IT Servers Need Tweaking for NFV
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8/4/2015  |  7 comments
One of the most significant changes that network functions virtualization will introduce into the CSP environment is the use of generic IT servers rather than purpose-built, dedicated hardware platforms to run network applications and services.
Optical Innovation Puts Focus on DCI, SDN
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7/29/2015  |  Post a comment
Metro data center interconnect (DCI) and transport SDN were the key themes of Optical Innovation Forum 2015.
An Ultra-Broadband Future for Asia/Pac
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7/28/2015  |  1 comment
Huawei-hosted conference considers ways to achieve ultra-broadband connectivity for Asia/Pacific by 2020.
How Business Enablement Systems Could Change CSP DNA
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7/21/2015  |  Post a comment
The growth of broadband is exposing the limitations of current OSS/BSS infrastructure and driving a shift to a new paradigm -- the business enablement system (BES).
Analytics: Out of the Hype Cycle
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7/20/2015  |  4 comments
Big data and analytics has been a hot topic for some time, but the value proposition is only now emerging from the hype cycle fully formed, with a mandate for commercialization.
Metro Traffic Makes Way for 200G Transport
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7/16/2015  |  Post a comment
By 2017, metro traffic is expected to increase dramatically. 16QAM modulation that provides 200G over 100G lines will be a significant market presence with potential substantial adoption.
Follow the Open Source Road
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7/15/2015  |  Post a comment
Open source does not obviate all company secrets. It does, however, make it possible for companies to devote more of their precious resources on areas where they can truly differentiate and add value.
Cable's Cloud-Based UI Makeover
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7/14/2015  |  2 comments
Cable providers are rolling out cloud-based user interface (UI) platforms that offer better TV guides, richer graphics, search features and branded experiences for video content.
Proximity-Based Services May Be Closer Than You Think
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7/14/2015  |  Post a comment
Long Term Evolution Device-to-Device (LTE D2D) technology is opening up exciting opportunities to operators. These opportunities may just lead to insane growth, possibly billions of dollars in revenue across the market.
The Service-Oriented Mobile Core
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7/7/2015  |  Post a comment
To unlock the virtual core opportunity, mobile operators need new service models, with associated revenue, to drive the business case.
The Digital Service Provider
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6/24/2015  |  Post a comment
To thrive in the Internet age, operators must transform themselves from 'communications service providers' into 'digital service providers.'
Building Momentum for the New IP
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6/18/2015  |  1 comment
Survey says telcos see increased network flexibility and service agility as the primary benefits of the New IP.
Bringing Together NFV MANO & OSS
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6/16/2015  |  Post a comment
In part 3 in a series of blogs on 'Accelerating NFV Implementation,' Caroline Chappell considers how the NFV Management and Orchestration (MANO) stack needs to work with OSS functions to operationalize NFV.
Virtual Mobile Core: Time to Get Real
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6/16/2015  |  Post a comment
Mobile operators feel an urgency to virtualize the EPC, and are exploring a variety of ways to move forward, on an ambitious timeframe.
Defining Use Cases & Business Cases for SDN
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6/15/2015  |  Post a comment
Despite all the work that has already been put into defining and developing use cases, many service providers think more attention needs to be paid to the economics of SDN and NFV.
100G: Ready for Prime Time
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5/26/2015  |  2 comments
Most telecom and network equipment manufacturers are now shipping products with 100G ports.
Migrating to NFV a Step at a Time
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5/15/2015  |  2 comments
In part 2 in a series of blogs on 'Accelerating NFV Implementation,' Caroline Chappell looks at the long-term vision for NFV and how operators can get there.
OpenStack Doesn't Come for Free
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5/11/2015  |  3 comments
In part 1 in a series of blogs on 'Accelerating NFV Implementation', Caroline Chappell looks at why OpenStack is set to play a key role in the NFV Management and Orchestration (MANO) stack.
The Future of Carrier SDN Networks
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5/7/2015  |  8 comments
What are the biggest SDN questions facing service providers today? Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin highlights the major talking points as he prepares for a full day's debate in Denver.
Public-Private Partnerships & the Gigabit City
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5/1/2015  |  3 comments
As the quest toward the Gigabit City continues, it is becoming clearer that public-private initiatives may be the key to success.
Why Drones Won't Be Putting You Out of a Job… Yet
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4/22/2015  |  4 comments
Interest in the commercial drone industry is growing and technology is developing quickly. This is laying the foundation for a range of future drone-based applications, including the use of drones in communications networks.
White Box Switching Enabled by Latest Silicon & Software
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4/21/2015  |  Post a comment
The telecom industry's move to SDN and white box deployments is driving significant changes in the switch market. These changes will likely lead to lower capex and opex costs for network operators in the market.
Leadership Change in Store for CESRs
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4/16/2015  |  1 comment
Alcatel-Lucent is close to taking carrier Ethernet switch/router market-share leadership away from Cisco.
LPWA: A Threat to 'Wait & See' IoT Operators?
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4/16/2015  |  6 comments
Communications network operators need to formulate an IoT strategy and decide if Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) technology has a place in those plans.
Partnership Only Good as Its Weakest Member
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4/13/2015  |  Post a comment
The industry faces a learning curve over the next five years. And as NFV and SDN take root in telecom networks, technology suppliers that establish strong partnerships and ecosystems will be in the best position to emerge as NFV/SDN market leaders.
Public Safety's Long-Term Evolution
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4/10/2015  |  1 comment
LTE-based public-safety networks are more likely to come about piecemeal.
Plus Ça Change in Telecom IT After NFV?
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4/10/2015  |  Post a comment
While the big vendors most closely follow the ETSI's standards for network functions virtualization (NFV), they may not be the big winners in the market.
A Long-Term Plan for Small Cell Backhaul
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4/9/2015  |  Post a comment
Network operators will ramp up their deployments of small cells over the next two years.
Why 5G Matters – Now!
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4/9/2015  |  3 comments
5G is a technology to take mobile service providers beyond communication, into new modes of business, and now is the time to get with the program.
Where Is TV Everywhere Going?
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4/2/2015  |  7 comments
TV Everywhere is gaining momentum, with apps available from nearly every major programming group and ever-growing viewer numbers.
Are Overlays the Answer for Telco Data Centers?
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3/16/2015  |  6 comments
Overlays have been proposed as a way to bring the benefits of virtualization to the telco data center networking domain.
Fireside Chat: NFV & OSS at MWC
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2/19/2015  |  1 comment
Join our fireside chat at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as we discuss the operational implications of NFV with Justin Paul, head of OSS marketing at Amdocs. Plugs the Gap for Gigabit Cities
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2/17/2015  |  8 comments
The race to deliver gigabit broadband services is accelerating, and is a key technology that telecom service providers can deploy to compete successfully.
NFV Gets Real
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2/17/2015  |  Post a comment
If NFV is to progress, proofs of concept and trials need to come out of the lab and into live networks in 2015.
How 2 Meta-Trends Will Drive Telecom in 2015
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1/30/2015  |  5 comments
This year is expected to be a year of great market evolution across most telecom sectors, specifically in virtualization and Long Term Evolution (LTE).
Mobile Security Should Be Customer-Centric
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1/28/2015  |  Post a comment
Bring your own device (BYOD) is flourishing, creating the need for better security on shared personal/workplace mobile devices.
Helping Millimeter Wave Achieve Its Potential
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1/27/2015  |  1 comment
Millimeter wave technology holds tremendous potential for delivering ultra-high-speed wireless broadband, but so far the market has been more smoke than fire.
Past Testifies to Future Need for LTE-A Testing
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1/27/2015  |  1 comment
Vendors and operators are turning to Long Term Evolution-Advanced (LTE-A) testing to ensure that their mobile networks are working as efficiently as possible.
SDN/NFV Pushes the Boundaries for Multicore Processors
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1/21/2015  |  Post a comment
Integrated multicore processors offer a cost-effective solution for hardware systems used in demanding SDN and NFV applications.
10G PON Technologies: Where Do They Make Sense?
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1/16/2015  |  Post a comment
Next-generation passive optical network (PON) pushes fiber closer to the edge.
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The Business Case Challenge for NFV

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Virtual CPE is one of the early success stories for network functions virtualization, as service providers are finding flexible, programmable CPE solves a lot of logistics problems and reduces their cost. But even here, Masergy Communications faced a business case challenge, says CTO Tim Naramore.
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JT Offers Some Gigabit Lessons

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Barna Kutvolgyi, managing director, Global Consumer, at JT, the incumbent operator on the island of Jersey, talks about how other service providers can learn from his company's gigabit broadband rollout experiences.
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AT&T's Chiosi on the Potential of Open Source

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AT&T Distinguished Network Architect Margaret T. Chiosi talks to Light Reading's Carol Wilson about the potential for open source technology to liberate communications service providers.
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Network Security in a Gigabit World

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Masergy's James Harrison talks about some of the network security and data center issues network operators need to consider as they expand their broadband services portfolios.
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Telefónica: In Search of Virtual Simplicity

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Francisco-Javier Ramon Salguero, head of Telefónica's NFV initiative, admits virtualization initially means greater complexity, but with the right abstraction layer, it is possible to create a services-driven network architecture. He explains how Telefónica's current trials and initiatives are aimed at doing that, and what his company and other carriers need to ...
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Gigabit Europe Takeaways

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Participants from the inaugural Gigabit Europe event in Munich share their key takeaways from the conference.
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Intel Urges Women to Take Advantage of Their Seat at the Table

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Have inclusive and constructive conversations, attach a bigger meaning to your work and get involved in the cause, Intel's Monique Hayward advises women in comms.
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BT Updates on Plans

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Peter Bell, CIO at Openreach, the access network division at UK incumbent BT, provides an update on the operator's trials and how Openreach is planning to deploy the broadband technology in its street cabinets.
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Sonus Shakes Up SD-WAN

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Sonus CTO Kevin Riley sat down with Light Reading to discuss the trajectory of the company, its SDN ambitions and why Sonus is taking a market-disruptive approve to SD-WAN.
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CityFibre's Gigabit Vision

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Mark Collins, director of Strategy & Public Affairs at competitive UK city network operator CityFibre, talks about his company's plans to help build Gigabit Cities.
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Automate, Scale & Create With Juniper's vCPE Solution

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Join Kireeti Kompella, Juniper Networks CTO, and Steve Saunders, Light Reading Founder and CEO, as they discuss Juniper Networks' approach to NFV showcased with a turnkey vCPE solution, which demonstrates how service providers can use automation to rapidly deploy services.
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Gigabit Europe: Day 1 Takeaways

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Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre and Iain Morris sup a beer and discuss some of the key takeaways from the first day of Gigabit Europe 2015.
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