Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes
How Wireless Aims to Trump Fiber
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/29/2017 | 10 comments
In many cases, advocates say, wireless broadband service may make more sense and be more cost-effective than stringing fiber or cable all the way to the customer.
Making Video a Basic Service
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/25/2017 | 2 comments
It's time for reluctant telecom carriers to treat video as a core service offering so that it can generate plenty of fresh revenue and growth opportunities for them.
It's Time to Focus on One-Way Network Delays
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/15/2017 | 5 comments
While service providers have traditionally relied on tracking two-way latency issues on their networks, switching to a superior one-way measurement approach would be far more effective.
Cable Moves Toward Faster, Smarter Access
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/10/2017 | Post a comment
Cable's next-generation strategy for a smart cable access network is perhaps its biggest change in over 25 years, and it offers numerous options to increase Internet speeds and enable intelligent traffic routing and service management.
Reading the OSS/BSS Vendor Landscape
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/5/2017 | 2 comments
The B/OSS market is likely to undergo significant change in the coming years, driven by the move to network virtualization and the transformation of CSPs into digital service providers.
The Golden Understated Age of Infrastructure
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/5/2017 | Post a comment
MWC17 will be remembered as the event in which server platforms have, almost without anyone noticing, attained a truly impressive performance curve that could never have been anticipated a decade ago.
ON2020 Plots Future of ROADMs & T-SDN
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/28/2017 | 3 comments
The ON2020 association held its first public workshop last week at OFC, focusing on directions for ROADM development and the future of transport SDN and optical networking.
Security, Cloud & the SBC
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/27/2017 | Post a comment
Despite all the current hype surrounding 5G at the moment, it's cloud and security technologies that are fundamentally driving business growth opportunities for communications service providers.
A Global 5G Platform
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/21/2017 | Post a comment
A wide body of 5G players, including operators, vendors and industry bodies, remain committed to developing a single, global 5G standard.
Top Priorities for B/OSS Transformation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/20/2017 | 4 comments
Fast time to market and customer experience are the highest priorities for leading OSS/BSS vendors and service providers when it comes to B/OSS transformation.
VNFs Draw Attention to Testing Needs
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/16/2017 | Post a comment
As the infrastructure to support the onboarding of virtual network functions (VNFs) emerges, so the need for supporting test tools becomes increasingly apparent.
Shared Spectrum for 5G New Radio
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/10/2017 | 1 comment
There are compelling opportunities for shared spectrum in 5G, but the industry must seize the opportunity in the specification phase to realize them.
Pay-TV Security Gets 50 Shades Darker
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/2/2017 | Post a comment
Pay-TV providers are seeing new security threats and vulnerabilities every day, and are facing numerous challenges trying to tighten the security that protects organizations, as well as their customers.
From The Founder
Kicking off BCE 2017, Light Reading founder Steve Saunders lays blame for NFV's slow ramp-up and urges telecom to return to old-fashioned standards building and interoperability.
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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With the mobile ecosystem becoming increasingly vulnerable to security threats, AdaptiveMobile has laid out some of the key considerations for the wireless community.
BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Following a recent board meeting, the New IP Agency (NIA) has a new strategy to help accelerate the adoption of NFV capabilities, explains the Agency's Founder and Secretary, Steve Saunders.
One of the nice bits of my job (other than the teeny tiny salary, obviously) is that I get to pick and choose who I interview for this slot on the Light Reading home ...