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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.
Gigabit LTE Comes to China, Going Global
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7/7/2017  |  Post a comment
Gigabit LTE is a must-have, not a gimmick, for operators around the globe.
Europe's GDPR: Don't Get Lost in Translation
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7/7/2017  |  Post a comment
What organizations can expect when becoming GDPR compliant and how they can effectively navigate it.
How Startups Can Win as Moore's Law Ends
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6/30/2017  |  5 comments
Is there an upside to Moore's Law slowing down? Actually, there are many.
The Building Blocks for NFV's Ramp-Up
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6/23/2017  |  Post a comment
As the industry looks to aggressively ramp up NFV efforts, it becomes critical for strong and interoperable industry standards to eliminate vendor lock-ins and create a marketplace for best-in-breed services.
Don't Be the Next DDoS Headline: How Virtualization Can Bolster Service Provider Security
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6/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Today's telcos and communication service providers are more vulnerable to large-scale DDoS attacks than ever.
Smart Cities Could Be Gold Mine for Telcos
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6/8/2017  |  6 comments
But this story will take years to write.
Busting a Few Myths About Microservices
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6/8/2017  |  Post a comment
A few myths have emerged about microservices that need to be addressed, says Ciena's Abel Tong.
Network Visibility Architectures: One Size Does Not Fit All
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5/15/2017  |  Post a comment
New and exciting methods of automation – whether virtualization, the cloud, IoT or even best practices like network segmentation – tend to emphasize innovation over visibility. As such, networks develop blind spots that mask network problems and even faulty devices.
3GPP Starts Study on 5G NR Spectrum Sharing
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5/5/2017  |  1 comment
Unlicensed spectrum will help the 3GPP's 5G specification proliferate.
First AWS, Now Microsoft Cloud; Who's Next?
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5/4/2017  |  3 comments
Outages are inevitable, but how can we deal with them better?
Service Management for the Telco Cloud
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5/2/2017  |  1 comment
The arrival of NFV and IoT is driving a greater need for Service Quality Management (SQM) capabilities, argues Sandeep Raina.
Readying the Cloud for 5G
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5/1/2017  |  Post a comment
An updated architecture, new approach to software and the ability to launch new services will give telcos a successful path to 5G within the next few years.
Cable-Powered Wireless Faces Tech Hurdles
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4/21/2017  |  Post a comment
The technical challenges of going wireless aren't small.
Three Ways for CSPs to Upgrade OSS/BSS
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4/19/2017  |  Post a comment
As new ambitions demand next-gen support, IBB has identified three primary ways that CSPs can upgrade their OSS/BSS systems to deliver that support.
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