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5G Transport Gets a Reboot in NY
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9/24/2018  |  Post a comment
The 5G Transport event will examine how packet/optical networking, edge data centers and distributed cloud platforms can combine to support the new 5G RAN and core architecture, and the many new service types associated with 5G.
Look Into the Future of Optical Networks at ECOC 2018
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9/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Key developments and research for future optical networks will be discussed during a special workshop at ECOC on Sunday, September 23.
A Phased Approach to AI Adoption in Network Operations & Maintenance
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9/13/2018  |  Post a comment
To meet the goals of network quality, customer experience and cost containment, operators will need to embrace even more intelligent forms of network maintenance.
Security, Network Capacity Issues Drive Need for IoT Automation
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9/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Communications service providers (CSPs) are slowly adopting automated processes for their Internet of Things (IoT) network architecture, with more than 80% of CSPs who participated in this month's panel citing automation as critical to their IoT networks.
5G – Don’t Put It Off Till Tomorrow
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9/12/2018  |  Post a comment
When it comes to mobile technology generations, telecom operators are highly procrastinational.
The Programmable Switch Era Is Here... At Last!
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9/7/2018  |  Post a comment
Respondents to Heavy Reading's Multicore Processor and Switch Survey consider programmability as the most important differentiator in switch functions.
5G – Gee Whiz or G-Force?
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9/5/2018  |  Post a comment
5G looks to be much more than just a way to deliver faster wireless access… it could lead to a new way of designing, deploying and operating communication networks.
Operations at the Edge: More Locations, More Problems
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9/4/2018  |  2 comments
While more locations – perhaps orders of magnitude more – presumably mean better service performance, it also means more devices that someone needs to install, monitor, maintain and troubleshoot.
CSPs Brace for Changes in Assurance Wrought by Virtualization, Automation
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8/30/2018  |  1 comment
Half of the communications service providers (CSPs) in the Thought Leadership Council say they'll need to supplement their current service assurance tools as they virtualize networks.
When Disaster Strikes: A New Opportunity to Build a Fail-Safe Network
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8/29/2018  |  1 comment
Once a brick, always a brick? In preparation for disasters, users around the world are turning to technologies that use smartphones to create a resilient mesh network layer that underlies the current cellular network.
SDN & NFV: Convergence & Divergence Down in Denver
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8/27/2018  |  Post a comment
Since the launch of Light Reading's NFV & Carrier SDN event, the trajectories of SDN and NFV have continued to converge while also diverging and separating more than we expected.
Inventiveness & Pragmatism Pays Off in 5G Test & Measurement
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8/24/2018  |  Post a comment
As the market continues to push toward 5G, test and measurement (T&M) will expand, offering many more opportunities for T&M vendors.
Taking the Pulse of NFV in the Mile-High City
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8/16/2018  |  Post a comment
This year's NFV & Carrier SDN event will examine the industry's progress in monetizing virtualization efforts, but will also consider the impact of process automation, which is now positioned as a ubiquitous add-on to any technology.
Separating Blockchain Hype From Reality
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8/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Depending on who you listen to, blockchain is either an over-hyped oddity or a milestone in legal and financial innovation comparable to double-entry bookkeeping. But how significant is the opportunity for communications service providers?
AT&T VP: Using AI to Hyper-Automate Processes
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8/8/2018  |  Post a comment
With the use of microservices and AI, AT&T is looking to speed up and change the processes that will ultimately help it transform its network operations and become more efficient.
Digital Twins: A New Tool in the Network Management Arsenal
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8/6/2018  |  1 comment
The concept of digital twins could be taken to a much higher level in areas like network planning and design, programmable networks and field service management.
CSPs See ROI From Virtualization Despite Continued Frustrations
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8/3/2018  |  Post a comment
More than 60% of communication service providers (CSPs) in this focus group are not sure how they will automate the orchestration of services that include both physical and virtual resources.
OSS/BSS Market Poised to Resume Growth
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7/27/2018  |  Post a comment
The OSS/BSS market is changing quickly thanks to the move to network virtualization and, more broadly, by the transformation of communications service providers into digital service providers.
Digging Deeper Into Three UK's Transformation Program
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7/20/2018  |  Post a comment
UK mobile operator Three UK is undergoing a revamp of its radio access network and supporting IT systems.
Lowering the Barriers to Telco AI With Acumos
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7/16/2018  |  Post a comment
The use of artificial intelligence by telcos is currently limited, but the Acumos AI Project looks set to make machine learning applications more easily created and readily available.
Cable Undergoing Extensive Wireless Transformation
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7/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Cable is moving in on the wireless market, with many exciting opportunities opening up across the board, including in WiFi, mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) and 5G.
What to Expect From Nick Read, Vodafone's Next CEO
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7/9/2018  |  Post a comment
On July 27, Nick Read will become Vodafone Group CEO designate before assuming the role of Group CEO on October 1. What can we expect from the operator's current CFO once he's in the hot seat?
5G Backhaul Vendors Have Opportunity, Work to Do
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7/6/2018  |  Post a comment
More than half the communications services providers surveyed for this report expect to have 5G backhaul ready by 2020, even though they still do not know which vendors they plan to use for this step.
Ovum Survey Shocker: OTT Video Calling Is More Popular Than OTT Voice
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7/5/2018  |  10 comments
Mobile operators may find that all their investments in VoLTE and RCS are for naught as OTT providers win and they are left monetizing the data pipe.
ETSI's Networked Intelligence Group Starts to Get Real
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6/20/2018  |  1 comment
ETSI's wonderfully named Experiential Networked Intelligence (ENI) group, which aims to help operators better understand and improve the management of their networks, has sprung to life.
Source Packet Routing Gets Real in 2018
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6/15/2018  |  3 comments
SPRING has sprung in the routing community.
5G & Industrial Automation: Creating the Factory of the Future
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6/11/2018  |  8 comments
Call it Industry 4.0, Industry-X, Industrial IoT, the Industrial Internet – by any name, it offers tremendous opportunities to transform productivity across many sectors of the economy.
Google's Investment in India's Public WiFi Infrastructure: A Waste of Time & Money?
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6/8/2018  |  1 comment
Just like 3G, 4G and Long Term Evolution (LTE), 5G isn't kicking WiFi to the curb. Mixing WiFi with LTE and 5G networks offers mobile operators numerous market opportunities.
CSP Optimism Doesn't Mean There Isn't Work Ahead for B/OSS Automation
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6/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Service providers surveyed for this report are cautiously optimistic about automating business/operations support system (B/OSS) – more than half are already taking steps to automate B/OSS, and even more plan to do so within the next two years.
Automate & Reinvent
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6/4/2018  |  Post a comment
Automation was one of the key themes discussed at the recent Big Communications Event (BCE), including how artificial intelligence, predictive analytics, intent-based networking and open source solutions are all helping CSPs on their journey to zero-touch automation.
How Colt Built Its On Demand Platform
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5/21/2018  |  Post a comment
Three strategic initiatives &ndash Novitas, Stratus and Sentio &ndash have powered Colt's move into on-demand services.
Machine Learning & AI Take Aim at Network Complexity, Customer Experience
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5/11/2018  |  1 comment
Next week at BCE, we'll look at some of the ways machine learning and AI will help operators make the customer experience better, without driving up the cost of network operations.
Telstra's Networks for the Future
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5/9/2018  |  Post a comment
The Aussie operator is trying to reinvent itself, and its network-as-a-service is a vital piece of the transformation puzzle.
Collaboration Is Key Ingredient in Predictive Analytics & Network Automation
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5/8/2018  |  Post a comment
Every network operators business case is different but what remains true is that combining the disciplines needed to get value from data requires a very collaborative organization.
Virtualizing the Customer Premises
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5/4/2018  |  Post a comment
Universal customer premises equipment (uCPE) systems are growing rapidly, paving the way for new opportunities, lowered costs and increased performance overall.
Enabling Automation With Intent-Based Orchestration & Networking
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5/3/2018  |  Post a comment
At BCE, find out how intent-based networking could be a boon to service providers' goals of simplifying their complex networks.
Virtual Routers Now a Reality
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5/3/2018  |  Post a comment
Advances in NFV have made it a technology that is now used by CSPs across the globe.
The Future of 5G Fronthaul, Midhaul & Backhaul at BCE
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5/2/2018  |  Post a comment
5G requires a huge change in how network operators build their networks to accommodate wireless data. At BCE, the use of CRANs and the challenges they present will take center stage.
Operators Begin Initial Forays Into Machine Learning
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5/1/2018  |  Post a comment
Although most communications service providers (CSPs) in this focus group are planning to deploy machine learning by the end of this year, widespread adoption will hit barriers with service providers until machine learning applicability is proven.
Using Open Source to Drive Automation
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4/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Open source is a product development model that should unleash faster innovation but may require business model changes for many vendors.
Nimble Small Cell Vendors Find Another Market to Exploit
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4/26/2018  |  Post a comment
LTE and future 5G networks are evolving in a way that overcomes previous barriers to the use of standardized public-network technologies for private applications, and there is better support for features needed in mission-critical use cases.
No Containers Yet? No Worries
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4/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Containers seemed poised to take over the Earth, but they've proven slow to implement. Find out how people are implementing containers on real-world service provider networks at the Big Communications Event in Austin next month!
Telco Journey to Cloud-Native: We Want What They've Got
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4/24/2018  |  4 comments
Find out what it takes to transition telecom networks to cloud-native architectures at the Big Communications Event in Austin in May!
The Roadmap to Reaching Zero-Touch Automation
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4/23/2018  |  2 comments
At BCE, we'll dive into the topic of Zero-Touch Automation without trying to boil the ocean.
TalkTalk Puts Network & IT Convergence to Work
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4/20/2018  |  Post a comment
The UK quad-play provider's Colin Whitbread gets closer to the edge, using automation and more.
The Network Edge: Where Services Go to Thrive
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4/19/2018  |  Post a comment
A major re-architecting of the network will be needed to deliver future services, as we'll discuss during the upcoming BCE 2018.
Can Cable's IoT Dethrone Alexa?
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4/19/2018  |  1 comment
Cable is moving into the Internet of Things (IoT) market, specifically homing in on home automation, using its advantage of existing connectivity and customers.
Service Providers Have Work Ahead for SD-WAN Security
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4/6/2018  |  Post a comment
Communications service providers that are specialists in software-defined wide-area networking believe they're doing a good job on SD-WAN security but need to consider some enhancements to continue doing so.
Telefónica Leverages Analytics for Data-Driven Operations
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4/4/2018  |  Post a comment
Telefónica's 'fourth platform' uses artificial intelligence to analyze data from underlying platforms in order to better serve customers.
Is 5G Fixed Wireless vs. FTTH a Cage Fight or a Toolkit?
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4/3/2018  |  Post a comment
Fiber to the home (FTTH) and mm-wave 5G fixed wireless access (5G-FWA) are not actual competitors, as they both have their strengths and places in the market
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