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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.
LTE-Advanced Pro: Gigabit 4G, Anyone?
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2/12/2016  |  Post a comment
Netcom's demonstration of 1Gbit/s data rates using LTE-Advanced Pro is a major victory in the ramp-up to 5G.
The Growing Power of Openness
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2/10/2016  |  Post a comment
The momentum behind 'open' everything is real and growing, and will be a significant component of operators' development activities on their march toward the cloud.
EE: Building a Better Mobile Broadband Brand
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2/9/2016  |  Post a comment
The growth of EE is an interesting case study in quality-oriented branding in the mobile broadband era.
Cable Eyes the Enterprise Prize
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1/29/2016  |  3 comments
Cable has grown dramatically in the small- and midsized business (SMB) market, hitting the $12 billion mark, and is now heading into the enterprise business market.
IoT Prospects for Wireless Operators: Good or Bad?
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1/22/2016  |  11 comments
Although it's still in the early stages, the Internet of Things (IoT) market is changing and beginning to mature. This is leading to commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) platform usage and falling prices.
Achieving the Right Price Point for vCPE
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/20/2016  |  1 comment
Containerization is at last enabling CSPs to cost-effectively serve smaller customers with individualized network features – as early NFV supporters envisaged more than three years ago.
How IoT Forked the Mobile Roadmap
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1/7/2016  |  11 comments
After a two-decade arms race to ever greater bandwidth and speed, 2015 saw a bifurcation in the mobile industry.
NFV Drives Shift to Open Platforms
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12/22/2015  |  Post a comment
COTS platforms and white box switches are at the core of New IP networks, which service providers will use to deliver next-generation cloud and mobile services.
Optical Encryption's Value Shouldn't Be a Secret
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12/21/2015  |  5 comments
Encryption is not new to the telecom industry; however, encrypting at Layer 1, the lowest optical layer, is new and is causing a stir between those who feel it may interfere with public safety issues and those who feel it offers solutions for encryption issues.
Cable Seeks Cures for WiFi's Ills
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12/11/2015  |  12 comments
Cable needs to overcome WiFi's limitations to help provide a high quality of experience for customers.
Backhaul Trends & Realities Surface in Bali
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11/25/2015  |  2 comments
Huawei summit offers insights into how Asia-Pacific operators are evolving their networks for the emerging challenges of LTE, LTE-A and ultimately 5G.
CSP Network Security Becomes White Hot
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11/18/2015  |  3 comments
Network security is becoming an ever bigger deal for communications service providers and the vendor community is reacting accordingly.
Fueling the Distributed CCAP Debate
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11/13/2015  |  1 comment
Even as MSOs roll out integrated CCAP systems, cable engineers are heating up the debate over next-gen approaches that would shift at least part of the CCAP gear and functions from the headend to the network.
Why NFV Makes Sense for Cable Business Services
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11/12/2015  |  Post a comment
With the help of NFV, cable operators can offer new managed services, roll out other services quicker, reduce their equipment load and cut operational costs.
OPNFV Wins Hearts, But Faces Challenges
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11/11/2015  |  Post a comment
OPNFV gets a lot of love, but it has a big job to do.
Vendors Vie for Programmable Transport Traction
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11/10/2015  |  Post a comment
Many vendors are developing programmable transport network platforms to help operators control dynamic virtualized resources but the industry lacks a unified approach as early adopters move forward.
LTE-A Components Deliver on Bandwidth, IoT
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11/3/2015  |  Post a comment
The latest LTE components support the LTE-A functions required to deliver high bandwidth up to 600 Mbit/s at one extreme, and very low-power, sub-1 Mbit/s for IoT/M2M applications at the other.
The Need for Experience-Driven Backhaul
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10/27/2015  |  Post a comment
As wireless applications continue to evolve, it's essential that network performance be aligned with the characteristics of current and future apps.
Sorting Out Cable's Gigabit Strategy
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10/26/2015  |  2 comments
Cable operators are exploring how to introduce gigabit services after vendors unveil the first DOCSIS 3.1 modems and related gear at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo.
High Cost Ratios Limit 100GE Growth
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10/16/2015  |  Post a comment
Although 100G will become a major part of the wavelength market, the high ratio of 100GE to 10GE prices is keeping many potential buyers from migrating to higher bandwidth levels.
IoT Billing Presents Complex Puzzle
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10/15/2015  |  8 comments
As the Internet of Things (IoT) becomes more prevalent, billing for those services becomes more confusing, driving the need for new billing solutions in the market.
Ethernet Operators See Future in 100GE, NFV
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10/14/2015  |  Post a comment
Trends in video, cloud and Internet content are bringing particular attention to 100 Gbit/s transport, 100 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces and services, and SDN/NFV.
Carriers Need Better Service Assurance
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/14/2015  |  3 comments
As global mobile data traffic continues to soar, service providers are finding service assurance increasingly important to help prevent churn, and providing service assurance without compromising end-user privacy will be key.
New Mobile Services Demand Backhaul Rethink
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10/13/2015  |  Post a comment
As more speed and capacity is built into the RAN to accommodate video growth and other new services, operators will need to rethink the principles of backhaul operation.
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