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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.
G.fast 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 G.fast 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.
The Network Appliance Platform: More Than a Carrier-Grade Server
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1/15/2015  |  Post a comment
Improving processor performance and virtualized network architectures are opening up new opportunities for rackmount appliance platforms.
Service Providers Jump on Cloud Mobility
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1/14/2015  |  1 comment
Communications service providers are looking to offer cloud services to any device, anywhere and at any time to boost their revenues from enterprise and SMB customers.
Service Providers Get Social With Customers
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1/13/2015  |  2 comments
Service providers are looking to social customer relationship management (CRM) to provide superior customer experience
Cable's Challenge to Go Green
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12/30/2014  |  2 comments
The cable industry is embarking on its most ambitious effort ever to cut its energy consumption and associated costs
OPNFV Gaining Traction, But Doesn't Address Orchestration Issues
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12/24/2014  |  Post a comment
Network functions virtualization (NFV) management and orchestration (MANO) is still early in development and will come to market slowly.
Testing of NFV Requires Industry to Mature
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12/22/2014  |  1 comment
New streamlined methodologies for data processing, analysis and storage are needed for testing virtualized network functions.
IoT: The Future Is Bright for Operators
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12/19/2014  |  7 comments
Network operators have a unique opportunity to develop and profit from IoT-as-a-service propositions.
Cloud Expansion Paves Way for Partnerships
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12/16/2014  |  Post a comment
Cloud enablement partnerships between traditional communications service providers and cloud specialists are set to proliferate in the coming years.
Telcos Target a Piece of the M2M Action
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12/11/2014  |  Post a comment
Communications service providers are looking to play an integral role in the M2M (machine-to-machine) value chain, but it's not easy.
Are Utilities Really Gigabit Players?
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12/10/2014  |  7 comments
Many US utility companies today are caught in a crisis of identity, progression and even purpose.
CESR Vendor Focus Turns to Energy Efficiency
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12/8/2014  |  Post a comment
Energy efficiency has long been vital to service providers because of its large and growing effect on their operating costs and earnings.
Why Hybrid Cloud Makes Sense
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10/30/2014  |  2 comments
Enterprises increasingly realize that in order to run their businesses economically they need to fundamentally change ways in which they operate their businesses in the connected IP world.
G.fast: Niche or Not?
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10/29/2014  |  1 comment
There's plenty of activity in the emerging G.fast broadband technology sector, but will it come to anything?
Getting TV Everywhere in Gear
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10/29/2014  |  Post a comment
Here are some steps that service providers could take to boost the reach, awareness and success of their multiscreen video ventures.
Data Center Transformation: A Necessity for Telecom Operator Success
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10/24/2014  |  2 comments
Telecom operators are deploying new technologies in their data center environments to reduce costs and increase revenues.
Carrier SDN & the Dream of Network Agility
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10/24/2014  |  1 comment
The cloud debate has moved on to the network capabilities needed to meet customers' demands, with SDN and NFV at the heart of discussions.
Virtual Mobile Core – Why? And When?
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10/24/2014  |  Post a comment
When might operators put their NFV strategies into action in the mobile core? And what's in it for them?
Why LTE Isn't a No-Brainer for Utilities – Yet
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10/22/2014  |  1 comment
Because of difficulty acquiring spectrum, many utilities are forgoing LTE, and turning to legacy technologies such as CDMA and WiMax.
M2M & IoT Growth Demands More Testing
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10/21/2014  |  Post a comment
The machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) markets will grow exponentially, requiring more robust testing solutions.
100G Set as P-OTS Battleground in Edge Networks
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10/7/2014  |  Post a comment
Aggregation and edge transport networks are undergoing a wave of innovation.
Backhaul Strategies: Looking to 2015
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9/29/2014  |  2 comments
The challenges associated with small cell deployments, the impact of virtualization, and the demand for dark fiber are just some of the topics to be debated at the upcoming Backhaul Strategies conference in New York City.
Analyzing Apple & VoLTE
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9/12/2014  |  10 comments
The news that Apple's new iPhone 6 will now support Voice over LTE kind of a big deal.
NFV Drives Telco Cloud Evolution – Nokia
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8/29/2014  |  5 comments
Network functions virtualization is the key catalyst underpinning telco data center transformation, believes Nokia Networks.
Testing Will Further Boost Mobile Market
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8/27/2014  |  Post a comment
The growth of the smartphone market is creating a new testing ground for vendors that must find a way to keep ahead of the game.
Testing Performance Is Key to Cloud Success
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8/20/2014  |  2 comments
As more and more applications move into the cloud, enterprises must ensure that those clouds are rigorously tested for performance.
Who's Doing Best in LTE-A?
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8/14/2014  |  Post a comment
As LTE-Advanced networks begin to reach commercial deployment, technology suppliers are scrambling to establish market leadership positions.
Cable's WiFi Video Attack
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8/12/2014  |  2 comments
Cable has been working on WiFi gateways to combine IP video and advanced Wi-Fi for the home.
Where to Put Your VNFs
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8/4/2014  |  6 comments
When it comes to virtual network functions (VNFs), Dell is convinced that the heavy lifting will need to be done in the 'cloud'.
Integrated Components Accelerate LTE
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7/14/2014  |  Post a comment
The latest highly integrated silicon components are enabling a massive acceleration of LTE worldwide.
WebRTC: A Double-Edged Sword for Telcos
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7/10/2014  |  2 comments
WebRTC has the potential to enable armies of developers to create their own real-time communications apps in previously unheard-of ways.
Uncovering More of the LTE-A Smorgasbord
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7/4/2014  |  1 comment
As Release 10 and 11 of the 3GPP's LTE standards are being turned on, operators are seeking features that offer the biggest bang for their buck.
Cable & OTT: Do We Hear Wedding Bells?
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7/3/2014  |  5 comments
Cable and over-the-top (OTT) providers are striking up an unusual friendship, yet this unexpected pairing may lead to profitability for both sides, once some significant challenges are hurdled.
IoT: More Things, More Challenges
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7/1/2014  |  2 comments
As M2M matures into the Internet of Things (IoT), the technology and network requirements are becoming much more complex.
LTE & EPC Drive ATCA
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6/25/2014  |  2 comments
The rapid rollout of LTE is driving demand for ATCA-based systems to support the EPC, IMS and many related applications.
MNOs Need to Get in the Driver's Seat
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6/20/2014  |  1 comment
The market for connected cars is growing rapidly, with an expected CAGR of 41.2% between 2013 and 2018.
WiFi Gets Around
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6/13/2014  |  4 comments
WiFi roaming isn't just for cellular offload anymore – MSOs and enterprise customers are also moving toward WiFi networks for cost savings across the board, especially for international roaming.
Telco Data Centers: Reinvention Starts Here
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5/23/2014  |  2 comments
Virtualized, SDN-enabled data centers may become telcos' key strategic asset in the next-gen telecom ecosystem.
Accelerating Packet-Optical Convergence
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5/22/2014  |  4 comments
Operators have shared their perspectives on IP and optical convergence, with network management and planning coming in for close scrutiny.
Who’s Afraid of OTT?
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5/19/2014  |  19 comments
OTT services are giving service providers sleepless nights, according to the early results of a poll.
Wanted: Wisdom of the Crowd (That’s YOU)
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5/13/2014  |  8 comments
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eLTE Rapid Meets the Need for Speed

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Designed especially for emergency and dedicated ad hoc local mobile communications coverage, Huawei's eLTE Rapid solution can deliver trunked voice, video and data coverage for multiple users over a 6km range and be set up in just 15 minutes, explains Huawei's Norman Frisch.
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On Videos: Challenges & Opportunities

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Most everything is now connected. And along with 4K and 4G technologies, everyone could be creating and broadcasting video contents. Users are expecting better video experience with any screen, anywhere and anytime. Operators will meet new challenges, but also see some big opportunities.
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JDSU: Delivering Dynamic Networks for a Personalized Experience

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Light Reading speaks to JDSU at Mobile World Congress 2015 about new solutions in the areas of HetNets, VoLTE, backhaul, virtualization, big data analytics, and real-time intelligence.
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Smarter Service Chaining & New Ways to Benefit From Qosmos Technology

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David Le Goff, director of strategic and product marketing at Qosmos, explains how the company has added application awareness to subscriber information to make service chaining more efficient and reduce costs for networking and infrastructure. In addition, Qosmos technology, which has been delivered as C libraries, is now also available as a virtual machine, ...
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Qosmos CEO: The Changing Face of DPI

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LR CEO and Founder Steve Saunders sits down with the head of Qosmos to talk about the changing state of the art in deep packet inspection technology, including its role in SDN and NFV architectures. Also, how the comms market is becoming more like the automotive industry.
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FC Schalke Scores With Its Agile Stadium

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Top German soccer club FC Schalke 04 has deployed a new, agile WiFi network from Huawei in its Veltins-Arena stadium and is reaping the benefits in terms of customer satisfaction and business opportunities, explains marketing chief Alexander Jobst.
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Huawei’s Insights on Mobile Video

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More people than ever are now watching videos on smartphones. Seventy percent of mobile traffic will be video traffic until 2018. In this video, Huawei's exports give their insights on mobile video in terms of business model, network planning and 4G network construction.
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The Rise of Industry 4.0

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Are you ready for the fourth industrial revolution? It's a big deal for influential operators such as Deutsche Telekom.
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Getting Connected With eLTE

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Trunked radio communications have entered the 4G LTE world, and with Huawei's eLTE solution, can now deliver a full range of data and video services as well as push-to-talk voice, explains Huawei's Norman Frisch.
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Funkwerk’s on Track With Huawei

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GSM-R technology specialist Funkwerk and Huawei have forged a partnership that is benefiting both parties, notes Funkwerk's Gottfried Winter.
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How EANTC Tested Cisco's Virtualization Solutions

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Carsten Rossenhövel, managing director of independent test lab EANTC, tells Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the innovative approach his team had to take when validating Cisco's service provider virtualization and cloud solutions.
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Converged Communications: Working Simply & Smartly

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Edwin Diender, CTO of Huawei's Enterprise Switch & Communications division, outlines the four main pillars of Huawei's unified communications portfolio and explains how the addition of 4K video capabilities has helped Huawei develop a groundbreaking videoconferencing solution.
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