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Be Open to the Freedom of Openness
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8/29/2014  |  4 comments
Open is possible, definable and important, because an environment of freedom is a superior construct.
Tracing Technology Changes in the Smart Home
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8/27/2014  |  2 comments
Every component of the smart home ecosystem is changing, creating new opportunities – and challenges – for service providers.
Take Time to Give Time
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8/18/2014  |  2 comments
Don't let new technologies and whizz-bang gadgets keep you from respecting those speaking to you and giving them the full attention they deserve.
Lifting the Cloud Over SDN
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7/21/2014  |  5 comments
Defining SDN realistically will help carriers cut through the hype, says Sunil Khandekar, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent's Nuage Networks.
Have IBM & Apple Partnered Their Way to Cloud Leadership?
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7/18/2014  |  14 comments
They can go from also-rans to leaders -- if they don't mess up.
How NFV Gets a Foot in the Door for SDN
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7/18/2014  |  4 comments
The benefits of SDN are hard to grasp because they're so big. But NFV provides a nice, finite-value proposition.
Integrated Analytics Make or Break VoLTE Rollouts
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7/14/2014  |  Post a comment
Intensive end-to-end test and measurement is essential to ensure the smooth rollout of new services like VoLTE.
EU Telecom Market, Sans Roaming Charges
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7/11/2014  |  1 comment
European Union roaming regulations are opening the doorway to an enhanced consumer experience and higher market growth.
The Big Telecom Switch
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7/9/2014  |  12 comments
There's been a significant switch at the top of the telcos' list of priorities – monetizing networks has edged building networks from the top of the pile.
Unfinished Business: Stadium Wireless in Brazil
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7/8/2014  |  3 comments
Learning some wireless coverage and capacity lessons from the World Cup.
Think Business: Building Trust in Enterprise Small Cells
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7/7/2014  |  Post a comment
Enterprise small cells are gaining popularity for improving in-building coverage but vendors still need to follow some basic rules for building trust in this new and emerging market.
Cloud Providers: Beware DDoS Domino Effect
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7/7/2014  |  1 comment
Aggregating customer traffic in a multi-tenant setting can also aggregate the risk of DDoS attacks.
3 Barriers to SDN Adoption
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7/2/2014  |  9 comments
Just because SDN is better doesn't mean adoption will be easy.
Pay-TV Providers Stoke the Impulse Buy
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6/25/2014  |  4 comments
Pay-TV providers are in a great position to increase their platform revenue and sales of digital copies through a sustained, proactive consumer education program.
WhatsUp With mVoIP?
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6/24/2014  |  4 comments
Mobile operators need a strategy to deal with the demise of traditional voice and the rise of mobile voice-over-IP (mVoIP), and that includes working with the OTT players.
Making Things Simpler
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6/16/2014  |  8 comments
How can cable engineers reduce the complexity in both network design and configuration?
Meet Tom Wheeler, Net Neutrality Procrastinator-in-Chief
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6/2/2014  |  25 comments
Even after all these years and all this talking, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler thinks this Net Neutrality thing hasn't been discussed enough.
Empowering End-Users Through Open SDN
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5/28/2014  |  2 comments
SDN offers the promise of networking solutions without vendor lock-in, but how can industry standards be attained?
CDNs & Net Neutrality: It's Complicated
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5/21/2014  |  3 comments
Comcast is selling a CDN service, and Apple is signing paid interconnection deals with ISPs. Networks aren't neutral.
Live Sports Push Boundaries of Online Delivery
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5/16/2014  |  4 comments
Delivering live sports events online can be a nightmare, but help may be on its way for cable operators and other broadband providers.
Radio Revolutions on the Road to 5G
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5/15/2014  |  7 comments
Fresh approaches to radio technology from startups are coming to fruition, which may end up helping to power 5G.
SMS Is Far From Dead
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5/15/2014  |  16 comments
Application-to-person (A2P) messaging SMS could be the operator opportunity of 2014.
The Three Faces of SDN
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5/5/2014  |  13 comments
Vendors are vying to define SDN in ways that advantage their own products. Meanwhile, the threat from cloud providers looms like a zombie army in the distance.
The IP Transition's Real-World Impact
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5/1/2014  |  3 comments
A look at what the transition to IP means to you, me, and other people who use a phone for business and personal communications.
How Alcatel-Lucent Set a Telco Cloud Example
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4/30/2014  |  3 comments
Alcatel-Lucent was ahead of its major peers in pivoting to a cloud-IP strategy.
FTTH in Latin America – Really?
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4/18/2014  |  3 comments
A new industry report suggests that the market for fixed broadband services in Latin America is about to grow dramatically, driven by fiber access, but I don't see it.
Demythologizing Multi-Play
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4/16/2014  |  1 comment
Not everything you thought you knew about multi-play services is necessarily so.
Small Cells: Finding Answers in 2014
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4/14/2014  |  2 comments
Small cells have taken far longer than many have expected to take hold in the market, but now, as the industry is maturing, what's needed for several different deployment scenarios?
eMBMS: Revolutionary Technology or Alphabet Soup?
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4/9/2014  |  1 comment
Will eMBMS be the mobile broadbcast technology that takes off, or the latest in a line of flops?
Downloads Keep Highest-Value Customers Consuming
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4/7/2014  |  6 comments
Those consumers who watch the most video on mobile devices may actually be willing to pay for it too.
Successfully Managing the IP Transition Is a Tall Order
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4/2/2014  |  1 comment
There are several things the FCC must do to make the IP transition successful for service providers and consumers alike.
In a Cloud Services World, Data Center Location is NOT About Latency
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3/28/2014  |  24 comments
There are many factors that determine the best location for a data center, but for most cloud applications, latency is not one of them.
Going All IP
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3/24/2014  |  2 comments
Why the metro network may become the sweet spot for cable operators to leverage SDN.
SDN & NFV: Evolution, Not Revolution
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3/21/2014  |  4 comments
The shift toward SDN and NFV is not so much a revolution as just the latest example of ongoing industry evolution that should spur services innovation.
Network Managers Cite SDN Roadblocks
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3/19/2014  |  2 comments
Support for SDN is overwhelming, but network managers face obstacles and concerns, according to a report from the OpenDaylight Project.
OFC: Available Now – True 10G Stuff!
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3/13/2014  |  2 comments
There's lots of talk at OFC about the future of 400G, but for those who want real-world products, then there's plenty of 10G tech to touch.
Jury Still Out on LTE-Unlicensed
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3/12/2014  |  10 comments
The eventual success of LTE-U will depend on mobile operators' willingness to take on it rather than carrier WiFi -- an open question.
The Most Depressing And/Or Inspirational Thing You'll Read Today
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3/11/2014  |  13 comments
Service providers face tough economic and engineering obstacles to meeting bandwidth demands. And that's good news.
How Comcast Could Take on YouTube
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3/11/2014  |  11 comments
Reports that Comcast has a YouTube competitor in the works may have been overstated, but that doesn't mean the cable company won't go that route in the future.
Embracing Technological Change
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3/10/2014  |  1 comment
Where will the segmentation of functions lead cable operators as they start to ponder distributed access architectures?
Playing by the Rules: The Success of Unlicensed Spectrum
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3/7/2014  |  6 comments
The dizzying pace of change in unlicensed wireless spectrum isn’t slowing down.
Open SDN Driving the Operator Market
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3/3/2014  |  Post a comment
The O3 Project is an operator-led R&D initiative that seeks to make a variety of WAN elements compatible with SDN.
Understanding the Market for Network Virtualization
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2/20/2014  |  3 comments
Network virtualization is emerging as a potentially key carrier datacenter trend, but what's it all about?
Video Killed the Radio Star – Redux
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2/17/2014  |  13 comments
Why don't cable and IPTV operators deliver a great audio experience to the family TV set?
A Géant In Europe's Science Community
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2/10/2014  |  2 comments
Dr John Chevers describes what he gets up to in the course of a week as chief business development officer at DANTE (Delivery of Advanced Network Technology to Europe).
WiFi Roaming: The Technical Considerations
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2/7/2014  |  6 comments
WiFi is increasingly ubiquitous, but it can be a challenge to enable users to roam between 802.11x wireless networks.
Addressing the Needs of Mobile & Wireless Networks Through SDN
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2/6/2014  |  1 comment
It's time to focus on the software-defined networking (SDN) needs of mobile operators.
Blessed Are the SDN Switchmakers
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2/4/2014  |  18 comments
Photos of the Papal inaugurations of 2005 and 2013 reveal sweeping changes in data networking. Seriously.
Must Haves for the Big Game? DAS & WiFi
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2/2/2014  |  7 comments
While many NFL and big league stadiums are upgrading to high-powered DAS and WiFi systems, today's university stadiums and campuses are in need of major league solutions.
Why We're NOT Bringing Back Supercomm
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1/28/2014  |  16 comments
It's in June and in Chicago, but the Big Telecom Event ain't no Supercomm…
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Data Centers Drive Telcos Into the Future

8|28|14   |   2:20   |   (2) comments


Data centers are at the heart of key trends driving telecom -- network virtualization, the drive for increased agility, and the need to compete with OTT providers.
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Why SPs Should Consider Cisco's EPN

8|27|14   |   5:40   |   (0) comments


Sultan Dawood from Cisco discusses Cisco's EPN, which enables SPs to build agile and programmable networks delivering new network virtualized services using Cisco's Evolved Services Platform (ESP).
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Huawei’s Showcase @ Big Telecom Event 2014

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SoftCOM is Huawei's framework for telecom business and network transformation. Haofei Liu, Solution Marketing Manager, Carrier Business Group, Huawei, showcases Huawei's SoftCOM architecture in this video.
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Huawei @ BTE 2014: Director of Integrated Solutions on SoftCOM & NFV Monetization

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Libin Dai, Director of Integrated Solutions, Carrier Business Group, discusses Huawei's SoftCOM and NFV monetization. Huawei believes that NFV monetization should be service-driven rather than network-driven, and that operators should have network transformation, service transformation and a compatible and collaborative ecosystem in place in order to deploy NFV.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei @ BTE 2014: Director of US NFV Lab on CloudEdge & the Future of NFV

8|26|14   |   4.06   |   (0) comments


Sean Chen, Director of US NFV Lab at Huawei, discusses Huawei's new approach to NFV in open collaboration. Huawei believes that through Proof of Concept tests, it could help operators learn and communicate with the industry more effectively. Sean believes that successful implementation of NFV should have its values reaching to end users and discusses how Huawei's ...
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Huawei's Highlights @ Big Telecom Event 2014

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At the Big Telecom Event in Chicago Huawei showcases its high-level strategy, the SoftCOM architecture, which helps operators reduce the cost of ownership of their network infrastructure and generate additional revenue in the ICT service environment. Huawei showcases over 30 pilot programs from across the globe, focusing on the industry-leading commercial ...
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VeEX – Live from the Show

8|21|14   |   5:58   |   (0) comments


An overview of VeEX Test and Measurement solutions including TX300S multi-service test set with VeExpress cloud-based management system, UX400 universal modular platform supporting 100G testing, and the redesigned RXT modular platform.
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Transitioning CE 2.0 Networks Into the SDN & NFV Era With Telco Systems

8|19|14   |   5:19   |   (0) comments


Telco Systems' Ariel Efrati (CEO) and Moshe Shimon (VP of Product Management) discuss virtualization and how the company's new Open Metro Edge solution utilizes the SDN and NFV concepts to accelerate and orchestrate service delivery through its innovative product portfolio and software applications.
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NFV Myths: Is NFV Still Several Years Away?

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Some say that NFV (network functions virtualization) is still several years away from being implemented on mobile operator networks. This isn't the case. Operators can get started on their paths to NFV now, as this short video from Skyfire shows.
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A New Security Paradigm in SDN/NFV

7|28|14   |   02:54   |   (0) comments


Paul Shaneck, Global Director Network Solutions for Symantec, discusses the evolving virtualized network, explaining how Symantec is leading the security discussion as it relates to SDN and NFV, and helping to ensure the network is protected and compliant.
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Sprint's Network Evolution

7|24|14   |   14:59   |   (0) comments


Sprint's Jay Bluhm gives a keynote speech at the Big Telecom Event (BTE) about Sprint's network and services evolution strategy, including Spark.
LRTV Documentaries
BTE Keynote: The Software-Defined Operator

7|24|14   |   18:43   |   (1) comment


Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg explains the concept of the software-defined operator to the Big Telecom Event (BTE) crowd.
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