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Top 4 GDPR Misconceptions
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4/12/2018  |  2 comments
Don't get tripped up by these myths about the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
The First 5G Standard Is Complete – So What's Next?
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4/4/2018  |  1 comment
What comes after blazing broadband for the 5G specification?
Can Europe Cope With Unlimited Mobile Data?
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4/3/2018  |  Post a comment
How well-equipped are European operators to handle a surge in mobile data traffic on their 4G networks?
Progress, Opportunities Still Abound in Tech
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3/27/2018  |  Post a comment
It's easy to get caught up in the negative side of the tech sector, but don't forget we're making some progress with equality as well.
Syniverse: Quality Is New Roaming Priority
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3/16/2018  |  Post a comment
The future of roaming in Europe is all about superior quality of service.
Move Over, 200G: How & Why We're Ready for the Rise of 400G
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3/9/2018  |  1 comment
The shift to 400G is not only imminent but possible, argues Ciena's Helen Xenos.
Future Network Investments Hampered by Outdated Thinking
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3/5/2018  |  Post a comment
As multi-access edge computing becomes a reality, operators will need to consider how to gain visibility into their ever-expanding networks and why that's important.
What's Next for Cable Business Services?
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3/2/2018  |  Post a comment
In a special webinar next week, a panel of cable operators, vendors and analysts will look at where the commercial services market is heading and how cable can stay competitive in it.
Quint Plays: The Smart (Home) Move for SPs
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2/26/2018  |  3 comments
IoT technologies are now enabling cable operators and other service providers to offer 'quint play' bundles with smart home services for subscribers.
Why Video Providers Should Adopt HEVC Now
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2/22/2018  |  2 comments
Despite Apple's recent embrace of the new AVI video codec, service and content providers should still place their bets on HEVC now and worry about AVI later.
Beating Netflix at Its Own Game
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2/12/2018  |  Post a comment
How pay-TV operators can unleash the power of AI and deep learning to compete in the rapidly changing video market.
Monitoring the Mobile Cloud Is Essential for Digitalization
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2/9/2018  |  1 comment
Accurate real-time visibility into next-generation networks and clouds is essential for operators' digital transformation and 5G strategies.
Is Intent-Based Networking Too Inflexible for Network Automation?
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2/7/2018  |  Post a comment
Intent-based – or outcome-driven – networking attempts to automatically provision networks based on our ability to define our intent or outcome, but is IBN the right approach to advancing network automation?
Data Security in a Multicloud World
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2/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Managing the multicloud environment means addressing security challenges such as protecting access, ensuring data encryption and achieving consistency with data security across diverse cloud platforms.
What Lies Ahead for CSPs
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1/22/2018  |  Post a comment
Here are some predictions about what communication service providers face in the coming year.
Making a Resolution for Resiliency in the Shifting Landscape of Cloud & IoT
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1/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Riverbed's Phil Harris explains how service providers are well positioned to help enterprises discover new business opportunities in IoT and throughout their cloud migration.
How CSPs Must Change
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12/29/2017  |  Post a comment
With the traditional operator business dying, CSPs must adopt new operating models to deliver digital services.
Protecting the Web-Scale Content User Experience in Real Time
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12/28/2017  |  1 comment
Protecting the web-scale content user experience lies in utilizing emerging analytics and automation technologies.
Another First on the Path to 5G NR Commercialization
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12/21/2017  |  Post a comment
Achieving the world's first interoperable 5G New Radio (NR) data connections at 3.5GHz and 28GHz.
The New Network: How Far Does It Extend?
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12/21/2017  |  1 comment
As networks extend into the cloud, security and monitoring need to step up their games accordingly, writes Jeff Harris of Ixia.
How to Make AI Smarter
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12/18/2017  |  3 comments
To make the most effective use of artificial intelligence, the CMO and CIO must get hitched.
How Taxing Will OTT Be?
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12/11/2017  |  2 comments
As content and service providers turn more to streaming video, they should weigh the tax implications of their new services.
You Can't Fix OTT Streaming Problems If You Can't See Them
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12/8/2017  |  5 comments
When classic deep packet inspection isn't enough.
Making the Case for Supercharging TV Ads
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11/27/2017  |  3 comments
With server-side DAI, content and service providers can make live TV as easy to target with data as VoD and SVoD.
NFV Gets Inspiration From the Cloud (Again)
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11/22/2017  |  Post a comment
NFV is still behind in becoming cloud-native. A look at what cloud providers are doing with FPGAs should provide inspiration.
Curing Communications Policy Myopia
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11/21/2017  |  1 comment
Sensible regulations are needed as smaller radios get installed to facilitate 5G.
Making the Move to Multiple Platforms
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11/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Now that communications service providers have reached a crossroads, they must choose quickly to survive.
Sprint, T-Mobile Tie-Up Would Create Network Powerhouse
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10/30/2017  |  Post a comment
A merger between Sprint and T-Mobile could help to address the gap between the US and its global peers on mobile broadband speeds.
Mobile Network Transformation: Clearing the 4G/5G Fog
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10/27/2017  |  Post a comment
Mobile networks will transform from now through 2020, more than since the inception of 2G. New 4G capabilities will trigger some of that, however, 5G both enables and encourages more fundamental change.
Open Is the New Black for Mobile Voice Services
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10/20/2017  |  Post a comment
The definition of voice services is widening beyond phone calls, even into IoT. That calls for a more open approach to product development, Ian Maclean of Metaswitch argues.
UCaaS: An Increasingly Important Enterprise Tool
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10/16/2017  |  Post a comment
The shift to cloud is turning unified communications into the next hot service for enterprises as the UCaaS market continues to expand.
Driving Customer & Employee Digital Adoption
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10/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Pay-TV providers should focus on four key areas to bring employees and customers along for the ride.
CFOs & Finance Find Benefits in the Cloud
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10/12/2017  |  3 comments
The shift to cloud computing is changing the way business is done. Now, the CFOs and their finance teams are seeing a benefit in cloud as well.
4 Tips for Maintaining Control in the Cloud
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10/9/2017  |  Post a comment
As enterprises spread applications across multiple clouds, they need ways to maintain visibility and control, Ixia's Jeff Harris argues.
MIMO in 5G Networks: Engineering & Test Challenges
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10/6/2017  |  Post a comment
Going deep on how MIMO underpins the development of 5G.
Wrestling With the Challenges of Automation
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10/6/2017  |  Post a comment
DevOps, AI, NFV and other technologies will help automate the network, but organizations need to start working on that transition right away, Juniper's Sumeet Singh argues.
How Data Science Can Boost Network Operations
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9/29/2017  |  3 comments
Data science could bring telcos to new levels of security and could assist operations in areas such as SDN and NFV, argues guest contributor Kiran Inampudi.
Laying the Tech Foundation for Digital Transformation
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9/25/2017  |  Post a comment
Pay-TV providers should follow four basic steps to carry out the digital transformation process
5G Pushes Carriers Toward Cloud-Native NFV
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9/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Mobile edge computing (MEC) and a cloud-native core are necessary ingredients for the future 5G NFV network, argues Ian Maclean of Metaswitch.
Kickstarting Digital Transformation
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9/11/2017  |  Post a comment
Once pay-TV providers embrace the idea, they must take a comprehensive, company-wide approach to carry out such fundamental changes.
5G & Millimeter Wave Band Challenges
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9/6/2017  |  1 comment
5G will require a fresh look at RF characteristics as operators deploy next-gen tech on very high-band frequencies.
Embracing the Digital Revolution
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8/30/2017  |  Post a comment
MVPDs have an opportunity to make digital investments without upending their current business.
Finding Value Beyond VoLTE
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8/29/2017  |  Post a comment
VoLTE, in the end, becomes a cloud and NFV story, Metaswitch's Ian Maclean argues.
Is Open Source Software the Future of VR?
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8/28/2017  |  4 comments
Clearly, in order to increase VR consumption and creation, open standards like WebVR are necessary.
Combating Video Insecurity
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8/21/2017  |  Post a comment
Here's how to build and scale a secure digital video business with confidence.
Demystifying the 3GPP
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8/14/2017  |  Post a comment
An insider's perspective on how 4G and 5G standards get created.
Where Is My Data & Why Should I Care?
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8/11/2017  |  Post a comment
Even in the cloud, location matters thanks to regulation, as Ashwin Krishnan of Hytrust explains.
400 Gigabit Ethernet Is Here, but Who Benefits?
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8/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Who benefits from the new Ethernet protocol and why? Ixia Chief Marketing Officer Jeff Harris has some suggestions.
Discussing 5G Spectrum on Capitol Hill
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7/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Status and next steps on spectrum policy for Gigabit LTE and 5G in the US and beyond.
Facing the Facebook Video Threat
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7/17/2017  |  5 comments
Will social media platforms be the next big disruptor of the pay-TV industry? Could be, but pay-TV providers have ways to respond to this and other threats.
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