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Achieving a Fully Automated IoT World
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8/25/2016  |  Post a comment
The Internet of Things could trigger a global transformation of economics and culture on an unprecedented level.
Cloud, IP Shake Up Media & Broadcast IT
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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.
SD-WAN to Catch Up With Pace of Cloud IT
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8/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Commercial launches of SD-WAN services will help better align service provider networks with the changing cloud and hybrid IT needs of enterprise customers.
VoLTE Can Drive 4G Small Cells Adoption
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8/18/2016  |  7 comments
Small cells are well past their hype cycle now, and VoLTE looks set to be a game-changer for their adoption over the next three years.
Virtualization Won't Kill Hardware Test Tools
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8/18/2016  |  4 comments
As network functions virtualization (NFV) brings changes and challenges to the market, it is opening up numerous opportunities for test and measurement (T&M) vendors.
BlackHat's Red Flags for CSPs
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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.
Can Google Save African Broadband?
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8/4/2016  |  3 comments
Google's fiber moves in Africa could point the way towards a better economic model for high-speed infrastructure.
400G Packet Processing Required
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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
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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.
What Does It Mean to Be '5G Ready'?
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7/29/2016  |  6 comments
Operators want to prepare to rapidly launch 5G as soon as the spectrum, standards and technology are ready. How can they prepare today?
Telecom Carriers Reassess What Is Core... Again
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7/28/2016  |  1 comment
Many of the largest public cloud providers dominate the data center sector but are now looking to outsource that business in an increasingly competitive market.
Kevin Lo's Move to Facebook: Sign of Things to Come?
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7/20/2016  |  10 comments
The Google Fiber honcho's defection to Facebook signals a new phase in the relationship between web-scale Internet companies and communications service providers.
The Return of Fixed Wireless Access
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7/18/2016  |  3 comments
Fixed wireless access is back in fashion as a fast and efficient way to hook up customers in hard-to-reach places.
Hypervisor Market Has Room for Growth
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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
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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.
Cable Exploring New Mobility Plays
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7/1/2016  |  Post a comment
As the cable industry is steadily deploying WiFi hotspots and homespots, it is beginning to explore other opportunities that wireless usage can offer.
Automating NetOps for a 5G World
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
HPE Looks to Cloud28+ Partners to Drive Cloud Business
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6/2/2016  |  1 comment
But Hewlett Packard Enterprise and its partners in the Cloud28+ program will need to generate revenue and customer wins to succeed.
Mapping Open APIs With TM Forum
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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
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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
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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.
OCP Drives Telco Data Centers & the New IP
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5/10/2016  |  1 comment
The Open Compute Project and the shift to SDN and NFV is driving a complete change in the architecture of telecom data centers and infrastructure.
Cable's Mobile Enterprise Challenges
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4/27/2016  |  Post a comment
Cable operators have some key hurdles to overcome if they wish to fill the growing mobility needs of small and large businesses alike.
Cable's Mobile Enterprise Opportunity
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4/25/2016  |  Post a comment
With more and more businesses seeking mobility solutions, cable operators have the chance to carve out an even larger share of the commercial market.
Cable Mines Big Data to Improve Performance
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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.
Bringing NFV Into the Data Center
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4/8/2016  |  Post a comment
A new Heavy Reading report examines why NFV, SDN and cloud are so important to CSPs, and explores their impact on data center infrastructure.
AT&T Explores G.fast for MDUs
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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
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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?
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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
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3/11/2016  |  Post a comment
Gigabit wireless broadband, once seen as a pipe dream, now appears close to reality.
Redefining Customer Experience Benchmarks
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3/11/2016  |  Post a comment
Telcos are shining the spotlight on how to improve the customer relationship beyond a transactional billing one, sell more services, and earn customer loyalty and trust.
Time to Do More With Less Spectrum
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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
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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
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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
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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.
Achieving True Cloud Business Services
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2/23/2016  |  Post a comment
What can business customers actually expect to see in terms of new cloud services from NFV and SDN implementations?
5G to Underpin the 'Industrial Internet'
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2/23/2016  |  Post a comment
5G will extend operators' business activities beyond standard mobile broadband and communications services, to encompass industrial control services.
Enhancing the VoLTE Business Case
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2/23/2016  |  Post a comment
The next challenge for VoLTE is to extend the business case beyond simple voice to something with better revenue and profitability potential.
Fast Broadband Must Also Be Good Broadband
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2/22/2016  |  Post a comment
Just as in the video space, service providers must ensure that ultra broadband customers enjoy superior user experiences to stand out in the market.
NFV Drives Operators Toward Digital Operations
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2/22/2016  |  Post a comment
A recent survey confirms a strong link between service providers' interest in digital operations and network functions virtualization (NFV).
Let Business Reality Trump ICT Fantasies
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2/22/2016  |  Post a comment
We should be careful not to let our visions of the future Industrial Internet of Smart Things (or whatever) get too far ahead of our infrastructure reality.
SDN & NFV: Advancing the Network to 2020
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2/19/2016  |  Post a comment
SDN and NFV are shaping up to drive major transformations in how telecom operators build and manage their networks by 2020.
Is Video Going Viral, or What?
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2/18/2016  |  Post a comment
Forget about TV Everywhere; Video Everywhere is about a lot more than streaming entertainment programming to portable video devices.
The Culture of Digital Transformation
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2/18/2016  |  Post a comment
Customer-first operations is as much about culture as technology.
Gearing Up for the GigaHome
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2/16/2016  |  Post a comment
Now that service providers are starting to deliver gigabit speeds to the home, it's time for in-home networks to start picking up the pace as well.
IoT: Opening Up Vertical Opportunities
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2/12/2016  |  1 comment
Scalable, flexible Internet of Things (IoT) platforms will be used in industrial enterprises to link remote and siloed M2M installations to leverage the power of the cloud.
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Many of the initial use case implementations are single-vendor and self-contained. The industry is still climbing the virtualization maturity curve, needing further clarity and stability in the NFV infrastructure (NFVi) and greater availability and choice of virtualized network functions (VNFs). Interoperability between NFVis and VNFs from different vendors ...
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