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FTTH in Latin America – Really?
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4/18/2014  |  1 comment
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  |  Post a 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…
Why Did Verizon Buy OnCue?
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1/22/2014  |  6 comments
That's the one thing that nobody has convincingly answered in the Verizon/Intel Media deal yet.
Learning From Mistakes
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1/20/2014  |  4 comments
Although cable engineers may continue to increase the density of edge devices, is this really the right path to take?
Building a Business Case for VoLTE
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1/17/2014  |  7 comments
The enterprise market provides operators with a launch pad for VoLTE services.
Why Cable Needs a Personalization Playbook
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12/31/2013  |  3 comments
Just as mobile providers have done, cable operators must find ways to target and serve individuals, rather than entire households.
Is White Space the Right Space?
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12/17/2013  |  5 comments
What role will white space play in the mobile broadband explosion?
Big Data Lights Up the SON
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12/16/2013  |  8 comments
Complementing the self-organizing network with big data analytics will become a powerful tool to manage future networks.
The Broader Impact of the Internet of Things
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12/16/2013  |  6 comments
The Internet of Things will spawn a new industry of supporting services.
FCC: Act Now as Wireless Duopoly Looms
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12/6/2013  |  2 comments
The FCC needs to create a Wireless Competition Task Force to promote greater wireless competition.
Are Cable Techies Finally Embracing SPIT?
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11/29/2013  |  7 comments
It's time for the SPIT to start flying in the traditionally closed, proprietary, and vendor-locked back offices of cable.
The Upcoming Video Codec War
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11/27/2013  |  3 comments
The real battle is set for the near future with the evolution of video codecs into the next generation: In one corner H.265, and in the other, VP9.
Customer Experience: Digital Nomads (Really) Do Matter
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11/26/2013  |  2 comments
Beyond seamless connectivity, this fast growing segment of high-intensity data users also need tailored bundles and silo-free problem solving.
Alcatel-Lucent: Not Ready for a Breakup
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11/26/2013  |  3 comments
Under new leadership and with a new strategy in place, Alcatel-Lucent isn't as vulnerable as it once was.
Brick by Brick
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11/25/2013  |  1 comment
Disassembling functions and then rebuilding layer by layer may be the simplest way to develop more complex networks.
Emergency Alert: The State of 911
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11/25/2013  |  4 comments
The wireless industry needs to improve emergency services, but there are a number of roadblocks for OTT providers.
Can Cable Change Its DNA?
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11/21/2013  |  4 comments
The business-as-usual (BAU) rules won't do anymore as change sweeps through the cable industry.
Commercial Opportunities in the 'Internet Anywhere' Space
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11/21/2013  |  2 comments
WiFi offers a real opportunity to meet customer demands and generate revenues.
Bye Bye Net Neutrality?
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11/19/2013  |  6 comments
FCC's net neutrality concept seems in danger as D.C. Circuit Court weighs arguments from both sides.
WiFi Passpoint: Ready for Prime Time
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11/18/2013  |  1 comment
With more than 75 Passpoint-certified devices out today, next-generation hotspot technology is starting to have a real impact on carrier WiFi strategies.
Can Cable Do Products?
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11/15/2013  |  13 comments
That's a question for the digital media age as cable operators struggle to develop sticky new products and apps.
Why Uncle Sam Can't Code
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11/15/2013  |  8 comments
There are six principles any team should follow if it wants a project to be successful.
How to Turn Thin & Crispy 3G Into Deep Pan 4G
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11/13/2013  |  11 comments
Who knew mobile broadband could be so tasty?
Compass Check: ONF & the Northbound API(s)
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11/6/2013  |  1 comment
Why it's time to bring clarity to the SDN controller northbound interface debate.
The Dark Side of IPv6
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10/30/2013  |  6 comments
Carrier-grade NAT is controversial, but that hasn't stopped it from being the strategy some carriers adopt for their IPv4 address shortage.
LTE: The Bridge to the Digital Divide
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10/29/2013  |  4 comments
Spectrum and interoperability are the keys to allow competitive carriers to connect consumers in rural areas.
TR-069: Still Sexy After All These Years
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10/24/2013  |  5 comments
The technical specs for CPE management might be long-in-the-tooth but they're as relevant as ever.
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Cable Eyes Big Technology Shifts

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US cable engineers are facing a lot of heavy lifting in the coming years, notes Light Reading Cable/Video Practice Leader Alan Breznick.
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Maximizing Customer Experience & Assuring Service Delivery in an IP World

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Steven Shalita, VP of Marketing, NetScout Systems, Inc., discusses the challenges cable/MSO operators face in assuring the delivery of new IP-based services. Key points include the value of proactively managing performance, and using rich analytics and operational intelligence to better understand service and usage trends, make smarter business decisions and ...
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Bye-Bye DVD: Consumers Embrace Digital Video

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Veteran video analyst Colin Dixon, founder and principal analyst of nScreenMedia, says research shows 56% are using digital video already.
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Video: TW Cable Puts Multicast Gateways to the Test

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Tom Gonder, a chief architect at Time Warner Cable, explains how its trial of multicast gateways is impacting IP-based video plans.
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Managing & Monetizing Big Data in Operator Environments

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At Mobile World Congress, Gigamon's Director of Service Provider Solutions, Andy Huckridge, and Heavy Reading Analyst Sarah Wallace discuss the 'big data' issues facing carriers and operators today.
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Data Center Energy – Build Your Data Center in a Modular Way

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Dr. Fang Liangzhou, VP Network Energy Product Line, shared his thoughts about the challenges for data centers during CeBIT 2014.
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Agile Network Solution – An Overview of Huawei's Agile Network Solution

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Ajay Gupta, Director of Product Marketing, Networking Product Line, gives an overview of the Agile Network Solutions during CeBIT 2014.
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Huawei’s eLTE Voice Trunking, Video and Data Applied for Railways

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Gottfried Winter is the Sales Director at Funkwerk, a German specialist in GSM-r terminals and a long-time partner of Huawei. At CeBIT 2014, Winter talks to Light Reading about this partnership and the integration of enhanced voice trunking, video and data functions.
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LeaseWeb Speaks Highly of Huawei's Datacenter Products

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Rene Olde Olthof, Operations Director LeaseWeb, talks about the next data center transformation during CeBIT 2014.
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Comcast: Reshaping the Cable Network Architecture

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Shamim Akhtar, Comcast's architect and senior director of network strategy, explains why the cable company is moving to a more distributed network architecture.
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VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger at Mobile World Congress

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VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger speaks to Heavy Reading about the value of virtualization spanning from the data center to service provider networks to mobile devices.
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Analysts' Impressions of Huawei SoftCOM at ONS 2014

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After visiting the Huawei booth at ONS, Lee Doyle of Doyle Research gives his appraisal of Huawei's SoftCOM solution.
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