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The New Face(book) of Carrier Class?
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6/25/2015  |  6 comments
The web services giants such as Facebook, Amazon and Google might be defining the next generation of 'carrier class' networking technology.
Payments: A Third Pillar of Carrier Revenue?
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6/23/2015  |  6 comments
As carriers are partnering with a growing amount of third-party service providers, payments are the next logical step in growing these partnerships.
Time for Some New Acronyms for CRAN
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6/8/2015  |  1 comment
There are many variants of the CRAN concept, but all have the potential to deliver major capex and opex savings in the network.
Small Carriers Make the Case for Low Band
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6/3/2015  |  10 comments
The FCC's upcoming 600 MHz spectrum is a novel idea to foster a competitive framework for the future.
Managing SDN & NFV With Real-Time Insight
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6/1/2015  |  Post a comment
Network appliances can play an important role in policy-driven virtualized networks, argues Dan Joe Barry.
The Three Steps to Digital Dominance
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5/27/2015  |  Post a comment
What are the main steps that CSPs need to take in order to compete on the digital playing field?
An Inflection Point in Telecom: The 5G Vector
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5/20/2015  |  1 comment
The industry is at an inflection point, and one of the looming disruptors is 5G.
Choosing a Technology Supplier? Consider Changing Your Selection Criteria
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5/18/2015  |  15 comments
Network architects aiming to upgrade their networks to support agile, open, virtualized services in the 21st century need to consider new criteria when choosing between technology suppliers.
INTX Verdict: Still a Cable Show
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5/8/2015  |  7 comments
Cable companies still dominate the scene at INTX, the event formerly known as The Cable Show.
The Case For Pure Play Virtualization
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5/8/2015  |  6 comments
What is the best way to support both layer 2 and layer 3 services at the edge of the network that incorporates virtual network functions?
The Need for Speed
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5/8/2015  |  2 comments
How fast is too fast in terms of communication? Unless our lives and actions start being measured in seconds, do we really need a 43 Tbps connection to fulfill our everyday tasks?
SDN: It's All About the Apps
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5/5/2015  |  3 comments
There's more to SDN than decoupling network control from the forwarding plane, argues the executive director of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF).
OTT Apps: Time To Beat 'Em or Join 'Em
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5/1/2015  |  1 comment
CSPs have to devise a strategy either to monetize third-party OTT services or develop and deliver their own OTT-telco service offering.
2G to 5G: Wireless Becomes the Fourth Utility
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4/17/2015  |  3 comments
There is an impressive array of technology that is planned for the transition to 5G that will enable many new possible services.
5G: Just an Expensive New Interface?
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4/10/2015  |  4 comments
5G could shape up to be a stunningly expensive fiasco.
My Ericsson Epiphany
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4/2/2015  |  13 comments
The Swedish vendor has undergone a significant transformation during the past few years, adjusting to the demands of next-generation communications companies.
WiFi Fuels the Social-Local-Mobile Movement
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3/27/2015  |  8 comments
Wi-Fi Alliance members have created Wi-Fi Aware technology to bring local experiences to life -- without requiring access to the Internet or GPS.
Open Networking Acronym Soup
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3/20/2015  |  5 comments
Bamboozled by the flood of abbreviations and acronyms that SDN and NFV have inspired? Here's a guide to some of the key standards bodies whose initials you will need to know.
Think Outside the White Box
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3/16/2015  |  15 comments
Networks of the future will rely on "white box" switches and servers rather than proprietary hardware and that's going to alter the shape of the communications industry. Who says so? John Chambers.
SDN Migration: Ensuring a Smooth Flight
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3/10/2015  |  Post a comment
There are a number of key questions to consider before any SDN migration plans are put into action.
New IP: Bigger, Better
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2/23/2015  |  2 comments
Bigger. And Better. But definitely bigger.
Can't Succeed Without Failing
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2/17/2015  |  Post a comment
When trying to develop innovative technologies, engineers must be willing to take risks, make mistakes and move ahead incrementally without having all the data.
Unearthing Opportunities for Operators in IoT
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2/9/2015  |  5 comments
Mobile network operators have the network and a business model that makes them well suited to lead the charge as the Internet of Things (IoT) takes off.
Managing Ethernet/IP in the SDN/NFV Future
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2/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Gathering useful information for real-time management of Ethernet and IP networks is a non-trivial issue.
The Telco's Dilemma: Building or Outsourcing?
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1/29/2015  |  Post a comment
There are three important questions service providers need to address for in-market and out-of-market expansion.
Cablevision's New WiFi Try – Freewheeling Enough?
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1/26/2015  |  10 comments
Cablevision's new Freewheel WiFi service will offer 'unlimited data, talk and text' plus access to Cablevision hotspots for a smallish monthly fee, but is hotspot access worth the price?
Communicating With a Twist of Light
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1/22/2015  |  3 comments
Space Division Multiplexing (SDM) technologies could help relieve future bottlenecks in communications networks.
Maximizing Spectrum ROI With Small Cells
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1/20/2015  |  3 comments
Small cells with advanced C-RAN capabilities create a new opportunity to meet wireless demand more economically and deliver the best possible user experience to subscribers.
Location Awareness Key to Mobile Intelligence
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1/12/2015  |  3 comments
To get real customer visibility and to consistently deliver a higher quality experience, MNOs must have access to real-time location awareness.
What’s in Store for RDK
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12/23/2014  |  Post a comment
Next year promises to see more product innovation and more implementations of the cable industry's Reference Design Kit software across the globe
SDN's Role in Carrier WiFi
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12/4/2014  |  3 comments
SDN can play a significant role in helping operators offload data traffic via WiFi.
Forget Bitcoin, Data Is Currency of the Future
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11/24/2014  |  14 comments
CSPs armed with real-time operational intelligence are uniquely positioned to realize the true monetary value of the new data economy.
Do You Have a 2020 Vision?
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11/21/2014  |  15 comments
Share your views on the next five years and find out what your peers think too.
IaaS: The Telco Tool for Business Growth
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11/20/2014  |  5 comments
The complexity of cloud service sourcing will boost demand for infrastructure-as-a-service.
It's Groundhog Day! Security Lessons From the Bill Murray Movie
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11/18/2014  |  1 comment
Automation saves you from repeating the same things over and over again.
Terabit in Action at SC14
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11/17/2014  |  Post a comment
Terabit Demonstrator Project to be unveiled at SC14 in New Orleans.
Applying 5 Simple 'Rules' to SDN & NFV
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11/11/2014  |  Post a comment
We can take these five rules and apply them to SDN and NFV to see if these two technologies make sense for cable, starting with Rule 1 in this post.
The New Voice of Customers Online
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11/11/2014  |  3 comments
The digital world is changing how telcos receive customer feedback, requiring new tools for listening, understanding and responding.
Sifting Through the Data
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11/10/2014  |  3 comments
Analytics can help communications service providers better understand their customers and develop revenue-generating services.
Managing OTT Traffic in the SDN/NFV Future
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11/10/2014  |  Post a comment
Network operators need to adopt a new way of thinking in order to benefit from SDN and NFV.
SDN: A Leveler for CSPs
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11/5/2014  |  3 comments
SDN will enable Tier 2 and Tier 3 service providers to compete more effectively with the current incumbents.
Building the Embedded Hardware Standard for the 2020s
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10/30/2014  |  Post a comment
PICMG, which develops open modular standards for embedded computing, looks ahead to the next decade.
Let's Not Kill SDN & NFV With Silos
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10/28/2014  |  12 comments
As it embraces SDN and NFV, the networking industry needs to ensure it doesn't create new silos and repeat the innovation-stifling mistakes of its past.
An IP Traveler in the Land of Optics
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10/27/2014  |  1 comment
Give it up for the optical specialists who are more than mere 'plumbers.'
A Legacy Worth Saving
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10/22/2014  |  2 comments
Operators can cut the cost and complexity of extending legacy services to all-IP environments.
The Human Gain of the Smart Home
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10/20/2014  |  8 comments
Norway's Lyse Smart is showing how broadband-enabled applications can improve the lives of elderly people and provide a cost-effective alternative to traditional care home services.
Why SDN & NFV Matter to Cable
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10/13/2014  |  4 comments
If we can build complex systems from simple components with precise functionality, we can more easily change those systems as new technologies arise.
Should Your City Be a Broadband Provider?
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10/3/2014  |  7 comments
A list of 10 considerations for municipalities pondering building their own broadband networks.
Defining the Digital Service Provider
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9/29/2014  |  6 comments
Communications service providers need to become digital service providers, but what exactly does that entail?
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Red Hat's Nicolas Lemieux demonstrates how Red Hat is driving innovation through open source communities.
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Red Hat's Approach to OpenStack Adoption

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Red Hat's Radhesh Balakrishnan outlines his company's open source strategy for both enterprises and telcos.
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The New IP Goes Mobile With vEPC

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Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown discusses results of a Light Reading survey sponsored by Brocade that shows a clear commitment by mobile operators to move quickly to virtual EPC deployment.
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Making Business Sense of SDN

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Results of a Brocade-sponsored survey show that CSPs have a clear sense of SDN use cases but are wrestling with the business case. Sterling Perrin of Heavy Reading looks behind the numbers.
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NFV Will Be Here Sooner Than You Think

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Forget the usual ten-year cycle for new technologies – NFV will be a core part of CSP networks in five years, based on results of a Brocade-sponsored survey, says Heavy Reading's Caroline Chappell.
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The New IP Gains Traction With CSPs

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Roz Roseboro of Heavy Reading analyzes results of a Light Reading survey sponsored by Brocade showing that CSPs are getting serious about making the transition to the New IP era.
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It's (Real) Time for Analytics

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Heavy Reading's Jim Hodges looks at how CSPs say they plan to use analytics to deploy new services in real time as part of The New IP, based on results of a survey sponsored by Brocade.
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IoT in Action

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Two co-workers discuss the benefits of IoT technology.
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Ericsson Opens Up on OPNFV

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Martin Bäckström, VP and head of industry area Datacom at Ericsson, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the emergence of OPNFV, the importance of standards and Ericsson's OPNFV plans.
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NetNumber Founder Discusses NFV/SDN Impact on SP Networks

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NetNumber Founder Doug Ranalli examines why SPs need a new network infrastructure for service agility. While NFV and SDN are the tools, the old ways of thinking about signaling control are inhibitors. Doug provides his recommendations.
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Orchestrating NFV vCPE Services Across Multivendor Networks

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Nirav Modi provides an overview of vCPE, the fastest-growing NFV use case, showing how Cyan's Blue Planet orchestrates vCPE services across a multivendor infrastructure to rapidly deliver new managed services for business customers.
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ZTE at LTE Summit Amsterdam 2015

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As one of the leading global telecommunications providers, ZTE presented its cutting-edge technology at LTE World Summit 2015 in Amsterdam. On display at ZTE's booth were the latest R&D achievements in wireless, 5G development, HetNet, deep convergence of FDD and TDD, and RCS/IMD/iSDN/vCN.
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