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Gigabit LTE Takes to the Air
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8/8/2017  |  2 comments
Just a few years ago, Gigabit mobile broadband was almost unthinkable. In 2017 it will be a reality.
Structural Issues Facing LPWA in the Utility Sector
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8/2/2017  |  Post a comment
Despite some challenges ahead, the utility sector remains a promising one for LPWA, not least because utilities themselves are seeing the benefits of becoming more digital throughout their operations, and because of the increasing coverage of networks and availability of key enabling components, such as communications modules from a broadening ecosystem.
Cable Eyes SD-WAN to Boost Business Services
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7/25/2017  |  4 comments
Software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) is offering cable multiple system operators (MSOs) a leg up in the market, offering solutions other than fiber, such as DOCSIS 3.1; however, it is not without its challenges.
100G Growth Fuels Race to 400G & Beyond
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7/24/2017  |  Post a comment
Widespread deployment of 100G connections in data centers and across networks is driving demand for 400G solutions and funding development of 400G components.
Get Ready for Direct Detect 100G for Metro DCI
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7/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Challenging the dominance of coherent detection, direct detection modulation has re-emerged as an economically viable option in metro data center interconnection (DCI).
The Emergence of Private LTE Networks
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7/10/2017  |  1 comment
Designed-for-purpose, private LTE systems are emerging as the preferred wireless platform for enterprises with production-critical automation and mobility needs.
Challenges on the Road to C-RAN Adoption
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7/10/2017  |  Post a comment
The 'cloudification' phase ain't no walk in the park.
Automatic for the Operations People
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7/3/2017  |  5 comments
Robotic process automation (RPA) combined with AI can significantly increase the scope for automation in telecom service operations.
Beyond CPRI: Planning for 5G Fronthaul
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6/23/2017  |  Post a comment
While there is little debate that fiber-based fronthaul is the future, there is concern that the CPRI protocol, as it stands, does not scale to the demands of 5G.
DT in Cybersecurity – Good but Could Do Better
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6/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Around 1,000 delegates gathered in Munich this week to listen, discuss and clap at random at Deutsche Telekom's two-day cybersecurity event. But was there something missing?
G.fast, GPON & the Future of Gigabit Services
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6/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Although the access market is quickly turning to wireless connections, fiber still has its place and is a growing commodity for vendors.
Accept That Fiber Acceptance Needs to Improve
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6/12/2017  |  1 comment
To offer high-level fiber quality assurance to the clients they are leasing to, network operators need to start looking into more comprehensive automated OTDR systems.
Confessions of a TM Forum Live! Virgin
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6/9/2017  |  2 comments
Heavy Reading's eight key takeaways from the TM Forum's annual jamboree in Nice.
Threat Intelligence: A New Frontier in Cybersecurity
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6/6/2017  |  4 comments
In business as in warfare, it pays to know your enemy.
Dynamic Storage a Key Support for Cloud Networks
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6/2/2017  |  Post a comment
As operators make the push towards NFV, it's equally important to move towards data-on-demand storage.
Is Heterogeneous Coexistence a Requirement for Mobile IoT?
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6/1/2017  |  Post a comment
Learning from and building on the lessons of heterogeneous LPWA deployments makes a lot of sense.
IoT Food for Thought
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6/1/2017  |  3 comments
Don't forget about the potential of the 'smart farm.'
Moving From All-IP to All-Cloud Networks
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5/30/2017  |  Post a comment
Moving to cloud-native networks has the potential to simplify telcos' complicated software and make network operations and management more efficient.
How Wireless Aims to Trump Fiber
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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.
Optimizing the 4G Technology Cycle
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5/26/2017  |  Post a comment
LTE-A Pro as not only valuable on its own terms, but also as part of a network strategy that will accelerate the commercial success of 5G.
The Evolution of Assurance for NFV
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5/26/2017  |  Post a comment
Those operators that master NFV service assurance early will be able to reap NFV benefits faster and de-risk VNF-based service launches.
Making Video a Basic Service
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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.
Can Cloud RAN Help Lessen the Spectrum Crunch?
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5/23/2017  |  Post a comment
With C-RAN, operators have more tools for shoehorning more customers into spectrum they already own.
How IoT, 5G & NFV Will Impact Data Center Infrastructure
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5/23/2017  |  Post a comment
To fully benefit from the opportunities of 5G, IoT and NFV, operators must assure their infrastructure, services and processes throughout each stage of their virtualization, automation and DevOps journey.
Preparing the Transport Network for 5G: The Future Is Fiber
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5/22/2017  |  Post a comment
With the current industry consensus for deployment to commence broadly in 2020, now is the time to prepare transport networks for the coming of 5G.
Digital Transformation, by the Numbers
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5/15/2017  |  2 comments
The 2017 GCI ratings, which are used to compare digital transformation activity in different countries, hold some surprising results.
It's Time to Focus on One-Way Network Delays
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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.
Mobile Operators & Healthcare: A Short-Term or Long-Term Opportunity?
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5/11/2017  |  1 comment
Healthcare could be a goldmine for mobile operators, but they will need to do it right.
Big Data Analytics Improves Planning for Broadband Projects
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5/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Big data analytics can predict each potential customer’s interest in specific services and tiers, price sensitivity, budget, propensity to switch service providers, susceptibility to special offers -- and thus their value as a customer.
Cable Moves Toward Faster, Smarter Access
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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.
Is There Still a Role for Active Test in NFV Assurance?
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5/10/2017  |  Post a comment
A combination of both active and passive test provides a clear picture of end-to-end real-time service monitoring and long-term trend analysis.
Selecting a Prime Integrator for NFV
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5/10/2017  |  3 comments
When you need one throat to choke, it has to be the right throat.
Heavy Reading Launches a Security Market Tracker
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5/10/2017  |  Post a comment
As increasing numbers of telecom operators venture into the managed security space, Heavy Reading has launched a new research service that monitors and analyzes this emerging sector.
Seizing the Enterprise Market Opportunity
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5/8/2017  |  Post a comment
With many larger firms now seeking cloud-based commercial services, service providers have a unique chance to make new inroads and capture greater market share.
From Virtualization to Cloudification
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5/5/2017  |  3 comments
Virtualization and cloudification (or cloud computing) are often used interchangeably but they are different concepts.
Reading the OSS/BSS Vendor Landscape
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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.
Collaboration Is Critical for 5G Network Slicing
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5/4/2017  |  3 comments
Here are three key areas where the industry needs to collaborate to make network slicing commercially viable.
IoT & Virtualization Go Together Like a Horse & Carriage
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4/6/2017  |  Post a comment
MWC 2017 underlined the fact that success in IoT can only be achieved if operators embrace virtualization.
The Golden Understated Age of Infrastructure
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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.
The Value of SDN-Based IP & Optical Integration
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4/4/2017  |  Post a comment
IP and optical integration has a long history, but years of product announcements and demonstrations did not materialize in major commercial deployments -- until now.
Real-Time Network & Service Mapping: Why Wait for NFV?
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4/4/2017  |  Post a comment
Active real-time network topology is a hot topic as operators move ahead with software-defined networks and virtualized network functions.
Cloud RAN & Next-Gen Wireless Access
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4/3/2017  |  Post a comment
Cloud RAN is emerging as central to the new wireless network architecture, which will feature a more software-centric, software-configurable RAN.
ON2020 Plots Future of ROADMs & T-SDN
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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
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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.
Cloud Boom, Virtualization Benefit Data Center Vendors
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3/23/2017  |  Post a comment
The vendor community is responding to the need for greater innovation both within and beyond the data center.
IMS: The Faithful Bedfellow of MNOs Everywhere
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3/22/2017  |  1 comment
IMS hit the top of its hype curve a long time ago and now it's delivering on its promises – but it still needs sophisticated test tools to keep it honest.
Social Live Streaming: Killer App, or the App That Kills?
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3/22/2017  |  1 comment
If social live streaming becomes as popular as the Zuckerbergs of the world anticipate, it could become the mobile operators' greatest challenge.
A Global 5G Platform
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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
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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.
ON2020: Driving Innovative Optical Network Solutions
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3/17/2017  |  Post a comment
The cloud era brings new challenges and opportunities to the optical networking community.
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Cisco: Mentoring Critical to Attract & Retain Women

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Liz Centoni, senior vice president and general manager of Cisco's Computing System Product Group, shares why mentoring in all its forms is important for women and what Cisco is doing that's made a difference for women in tech.
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Gigabit LTE With Snapdragon 835

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At an event in Wembley stadium, EE used its live network to demonstrate gigabit LTE using a Sony Xperia XZ Premium smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip.
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When used to analyze operational data and to drive operational decisions, machine intelligence reduces the number of tasks which require human intervention. Guavus invested in Machine Intelligence early. Learn about the difference between Machine Learning and Machine Intelligence.
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Heidi Hemmer, vice president of Technology, Strategy & Planning at Verizon, shares how bold bets and the future of tech define her career.
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Masergy's NFV Journey

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Ray Watson, vice president of global technology at Masergy, discusses the advantages and challenges in entering the still-maturing NFV market for the past three years.
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