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5G Put to the Test
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2/23/2017  |  Post a comment
There's lots of pre-5G activity in the mobile market and it's highlighting the need for new test and measurement tools.
Telecom Embraces AI's Potential
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2/22/2017  |  Post a comment
The combination of cloud, artifical intelligence (AI) and applications development could be very powerful for communications service providers.
The Global 5G Test Summit at MWC
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2/20/2017  |  Post a comment
You'll probably hear a lot of 5G flannel in Barcelona this year – but the Global 5G Test Summit promises to get beyond the hype.
Data Boom Brings Fiber Monitoring Into Focus
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2/9/2017  |  Post a comment
As the fiber network landscape grows increasingly complex, effective network monitoring is becoming more important than ever, and key to carrier competitiveness.
Protocol Projects Underscore SDN's Growth
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2/9/2017  |  Post a comment
SDN is constantly evolving and that process is helped along by numerous projects and other industry developments.
SD-WAN Trends Underscore MPLS Woes
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1/30/2017  |  Post a comment
While the SD-WAN market continues to prosper, expect to see more innovations over the next year.
AT&T: Prepping for the 5G World
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1/30/2017  |  3 comments
AT&T's Tom Keathley discusses the carrier's evolving plans for developing, testing and deploying 5G wireless services over the next few years.
Demystifying NFV
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1/20/2017  |  Post a comment
For most service providers, NFV adoption is going to be a gradual process that will most likely include three phases.
Multicore Processors Step Up to the Cloud
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1/20/2017  |  Post a comment
The approach taken by cloud service providers to hyper-scale data centers and virtual networking is driving the latest multicore processor developments.
Containers Key to Virtualization
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1/18/2017  |  Post a comment
As the march towards virtualization continues, containers will come into their own.
Switching Redefined for the Virtual Network
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1/13/2017  |  Post a comment
As the industry moves toward virtualized solutions in data centers, developers are creating switches to help with the bandwidth backlog service providers are experiencing. As a result, vendors are putting more switch devices on the market than at any time in the past decade.
MANO: A Key Virtualization Component
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1/13/2017  |  Post a comment
The management and orchestration of virtualized networks is one of the toughest challenges facing operators and their technology suppliers, so there are plenty of initiatives and vendors addressing it.
How Cable Plans Symmetrical Gigabit via FDX
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1/10/2017  |  1 comment
With cable operators facing challenges in the upstream return path, many are turning to Full Duplex DOCSIS (FDX) to address the issue. However, FDX likely won't be available until 2019 and will face its own challenges along the way, leaving the industry to make do until relief is available.
Fog Computing: The Virtualization Angle
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1/3/2017  |  2 comments
As fog computing starts to play a bigger role in networking strategies, the importance of virtualization to the distributed cloud will become increasingly apparent.
Getting In on Industry 4.0: Operators Need a Wide (Area) Perspective
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12/22/2016  |  2 comments
Manufacturing is going through a period of change as factory owners and operators look to take advantage of technological advances in IoT, AI and big data to improve their competitiveness, which has opened up new opportunities and provided a new platform for manufacturers.
Can 3G Connect the Unconnected?
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12/21/2016  |  1 comment
There are many initiatives that aim to provide Internet access to the billions of currently 'unconnected' people around the world, but is 3G perhaps an affordable and efficient solution these days?
Can Telcos Help Fix the Growing Traffic Crisis?
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12/16/2016  |  Post a comment
The roads are getting busier -- can the introduction of new technologies and applications by communications service providers help solve the problem?
AT&T: Mining the MDU Market
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12/14/2016  |  Post a comment
AT&T's Ed Balcerzak discusses his mission to provide the growing multi-family market with the best available broadband and video services using a range of technologies.
IoT Security: The Virtualization Angle
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12/8/2016  |  3 comments
It's clear that virtualization will play a huge role in the development of IoT – so it's time to become acquainted with Virtuapedia.
Dedicated Mobile Core Networks for IoT
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11/30/2016  |  3 comments
A dedicated cloud-hosted core is important to making the mobile network commercially attractive to Internet of Things (IoT) service providers.
Measuring Mobile Gaming QoE
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11/21/2016  |  1 comment
Huawei has announced a new approach to measuring the quality of a user's gaming experience.
Cable Focusing on Virtualization Use Cases
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11/16/2016  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading has identified four use cases that are key to cable virtualization and that prove cable is ready to turn concepts into action.
Charting a Path to Cloud Optimized
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11/11/2016  |  Post a comment
The next iteration of cloud deployment will deliver considerable benefit, but also impose new requirements and create new challenges for even existing virtualized products.
Navigating the NFV Phase
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10/31/2016  |  Post a comment
Separating fact and fiction in the brave new world of NFV.
AT&T: Getting Up to Speed for Gig & 5G
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10/26/2016  |  1 comment
AT&T's Eric Boyer discusses the carrier's plans to boost both its wireline and wireless speeds by adding more fiber lines and getting ready for 5G.
Toward 'Fiber-Like' Wireless Broadband
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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?
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
Google, Facebook Gaining Network Equipment Clout
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9/26/2016  |  8 comments
Landmark Heavy Reading report explores the rise of web-scale Internet companies as networking powerhouses, and what it means for network equipment vendors.
Enterprise Cloud Turns to Containers, Microservices
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9/15/2016  |  Post a comment
The next phase of moving applications to the cloud means looking at platforms that use container technology and are suited to a cloud-native, microservices approach.
Multicast ABR Clears IP Video Stream Dams
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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
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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.
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.
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Cisco's Conrad Clemson, recently promoted to head up the company's Service Provider Apps & Platforms developments, talks to Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about how he's bringing cloud video, mobile and virtualization together to empower network operators.
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Charting the CSP's Future
Six different communications service providers join to debate their visions of the future CSP, following a landmark presentation from AT&T on its massive virtualization efforts and a look back on where the telecom industry has been and where it's going from two industry veterans.
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What WTTX Can Deliver

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Mohamed Madkour explains the benefits of WTTX while Dimitris Mavrakis discusses the challenges of delivering home broadband access.
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Huawei on Mobile Broadband

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Mohamed Madkour shares his vision on MBB for the next three years.
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Analysys Mason Talks About the Future of Digital Operations

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The future of digital operations has three key aspects: 1. Highly automated operations for both service and network; 2. Highly converged BSS/OSS for business and resources; 3. Highly merged management and control for real-time cloud native operations.
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Software Trends in the Telecom Sector

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Heavy Reading senior analyst James Crawshaw talks with Telecoms.com Editorial Director Scott Bicheno about trends and developments in the telecoms software sector and what to expect at MWC 2017.
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Huawei's Pre-MWC Analyst Briefing 2017 Highlights

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Huawei shares its vision for this year's MWC.
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MWC17: 5G, Cloud RAN & More

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Ovum Senior Analyst Julian Bright talks to Scott Bicheno from Telecoms.com about all things MWC, including Cloud RAN, Huawei's pitch to the industry and the road to 5G.
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MWC 2017's Key 2-Letter Terms

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5G, AI, VR... these are just some of the two-letter terms that will dominate show-floor chat at MWC 2017 in Barcelona, according to these two blow-hards (a.k.a. Scott Bicheno of Telecoms.com and Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre). And then there's PB...
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Key Trends for Mobile Operators in Developing Markets

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Ovum's Matthew Reed talks to Scott Bicheno from Telecoms.com about the challenges and opportunities facing mobile operators in the developing markets of Africa and the Middle East.
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YouTube Takes on Facebook Live-Streaming

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Popular 'YouTubers' will be the first to get the new service on their smartphones. You have been warned.
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Open Source NFV/SDN Automation

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AT&T ECOMP (Enhanced Control, Orchestration, Management and Policy) code is transitioning into the Linux Foundation for placement into open source. In this video, Carol Wilson provides an update on the maturation of open source ECOMP and meets with industry leaders from AT&T, Bell Canada, Orange, Linux Foundation and Amdocs to discuss what this means for the ...
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Uber & NASA Collaborate on Flying Car Project

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Is Uber for real? Well, it's hired NASA engineer Mark Moore to lead the project, and he wouldn't come cheap.
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Zuckerberg Tries Out the Oculus Rift VR Glove

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Facebook CEO shows off a new way to interact with the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset: an Oculus glove.
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