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Is NFV in the Doldrums?
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9/12/2016  |  6 comments
NFV feels like it's going nowhere fast, suggests Napatech's Dan Joe Barry.
NG-PON2 Accelerates Past XGS-PON at 88 MPH
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9/9/2016  |  Post a comment
The NG-PON2 standard is the key to the future of ultra-broadband, believes Calix's Alan DiCicco.
It's Not Just mmWave! 5G Will Go Low to Innovate Too
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9/7/2016  |  7 comments
Amazing new 5G innovations are coming below 6GHz -- it's not just about mmWave.
High Band Spectrum & 5G: What's Next & What to Expect
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9/5/2016  |  Post a comment
5G is about more than just faster mobile broadband, notes Tom Sawanobori, SVP and chief technology officer at the CTIA.
Lessons From Rio on Net Performance
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9/2/2016  |  1 comment
What companies should glean from network traffic patterns during the Olympic Games in Rio.
The Return of Offload: Sticking Plaster or Preventative Medicine?
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8/29/2016  |  Post a comment
'WiFi offload' became something of a dirty term for a while, but Devicescape CEO Dave Fraser thinks 4G service providers are having to re-think their position.
What's Up With App Fatigue?
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8/22/2016  |  2 comments
How cable operators and other pay-TV providers can differentiate themselves by helping customers find needles in haystacks. More is not always better.
Network Security in the New Service Provider Reality
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8/18/2016  |  2 comments
A new way of thinking as well as new technologies and procedures are needed for those devising network security strategies, argues Fortinet's Matthew Pley.
How Will the FCC Spectrum Decision Help Mobilize mmWave for 5G?
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8/17/2016  |  5 comments
High-frequency is on the 5G agenda after the FCC mmWave decision.
How CSPs Are Competing in Rio
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8/15/2016  |  2 comments
With the Summer Olympics now halfway over in Brazil, CSPs and other tech providers are competing fiercely for their own gold, silver and bronze medals.
NB-IoT: Setting the Pace in the Race to 5G
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8/9/2016  |  1 comment
LTE is evolving to support the Internet of Things as we head towards a massively connected 5G world.
Not So Fast on Streaming
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8/8/2016  |  5 comments
The transition from broadcast TV to online isn't just about developing the right technology; it's about crafting the right business models.
How MSOs Can Snare Big Companies
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8/5/2016  |  2 comments
In this final installment, we explain what cable operators should know about the decision-making processes of mid-market and enterprise firms.
Understanding Enterprise Needs
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8/4/2016  |  1 comment
In the third part of this series, we look at how MSOs can align products and service offerings to meet mid-market and enterprise customer needs.
Why Serving Big Businesses Is Different
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8/3/2016  |  2 comments
As they seek to move upmarket in the commercial space, cable operators must find ways to address the unique needs and requirements of midsized and enterprise firms.
LTE & IoT Boom Poses Challenges in Africa, Middle East
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8/3/2016  |  2 comments
Surging use of mobile data networks in Africa and the Middle East is forcing operators to think about backbone needs and IoT threats.
How Cable Means Business About Business
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8/1/2016  |  1 comment
In this first installment of a four-part series this week, CMG Partners looks at how much commercial services have grown for cable over the past decade and why.
Why Content Delivery's Future Is Predictive
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8/1/2016  |  2 comments
Media companies must rethink how they deliver content to meet the challenges raised by sweeping changes in consumer behavior.
Are IP/Optical Integration Initiatives Moving to Silos?
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7/28/2016  |  17 comments
The integration of IP and optical is supposed to help operators be more efficient but there's a chance that it might lead to further silos being developed, believes Faisal Khan.
Facing the Internet TV Tsunami
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7/18/2016  |  1 comment
As online video keeps pouring over both fixed and wireless networks, both content and service providers must adapt by adjusting their operations and business strategies.
NFV's Opex Gains Need Not Be Delayed
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7/18/2016  |  1 comment
The latest Future of Virtualization Index data suggests opex savings from NFV are not materializing as expected – but it doesn't have to be that way, according to Leo Zancani.
Prototypes for Narrowband IoT
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7/15/2016  |  3 comments
Deutsche Telekom is taking a collaborative approach to the development of NB-IoT applications, explains Dr. Alexander Lautz.
What Can NFV Learn From OCP?
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7/6/2016  |  Post a comment
NFV and mobile edge computing are exciting industry developments but they require hardware evolution just as much as software evolution, argues Chloe Jian Ma.
Making WiFi Service Better for Customers
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7/5/2016  |  Post a comment
As CSPs offer faster wireline and wireless services, they must focus more on monitoring and assuring the customer's quality of experience.
The Future of Telecom
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6/17/2016  |  1 comment
In this final blog of a three-part series, Jeff Gordon examines what operators hope to gain from going down the converged service layer route.
What Is SDNFV & Why Should You Use It?
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6/14/2016  |  2 comments
SDN and NFV are more than just networking acquaintances, believes Open Networking Foundation (ONF) Executive Director Dan Pitt.
Why Niche Content Could Sink Cable TV
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6/13/2016  |  3 comments
As niche OTT services abound, they could shatter the business model for the pay-TV industry's traditional fat bundles.
Expected Evolution of the Modern Telecom Service Layer
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5/25/2016  |  Post a comment
In the second of a three-part series, OpenCloud's Jeff Gordon delves deeper into the driving forces for adopting a converged service layer.
Edge Computing: The Next Frontier for Telcos
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5/9/2016  |  11 comments
Edge computing is a compelling option for telcos looking to balance tightening finances with increasing demands for bandwidth and processing speed. 
Convergence of the Service Layers
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5/6/2016  |  Post a comment
The conclusions of a new survey, commissioned by OpenCloud and conducted by Heavy Reading, suggests that the move towards converged service layers is now well underway.
Cellular, WiFi & the 'CEO Pitch'
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4/12/2016  |  Post a comment
WiFi is offering a challenge to the network-centric cellular status quo and that's something that mobile network operator CEOs recognize, believes Devicescape CEO Dave Fraser.
NFV: The Unintended Consequences
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4/5/2016  |  Post a comment
NFV can bring operational headaches as well as operational gains, argues Andy Huckridge.
The Secret of the 5G Bandwagon: SDN Is the Engine
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4/4/2016  |  Post a comment
5G is about so much more than just very high bandwidth and low latency – and SDN is going to play a key role in enabling 5G full potential, argues ONF Executive Director Dan Pitt.
WiFi: 'All About That Data'
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3/28/2016  |  Post a comment
To ensure the best possible customer experience, service providers must find ways to make more performance metrics available to users.
Wi-Fi First & Foremost
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3/25/2016  |  Post a comment
How cable operators can prepare to grasp the mobility opportunity.
Ericsson's CTO on a 5G Future
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3/22/2016  |  6 comments
We are now in the midst of a journey to 5G, says Ericsson's Ewaldsson, one that will require more co-operation across diverse industries than the mobile world has ever seen.
ZTE: What On Earth Were They Thinking?
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3/8/2016  |  6 comments
ZTE isn't the first vendor to flout US sanctions and it won't be the last.
What Privacy Means for Mobile Operators
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3/4/2016  |  1 comment
As operators implement new business models that use subscriber data, they need to strike the right balance between protecting privacy interests and creating value.
Will Google Save Mobile Operator RCS?
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3/3/2016  |  2 comments
Pulling off RCS will be a huge challenge for mobile operators, but they may be able to do it with some help from Google.
NFV Will Go Commercial in 2016
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2/15/2016  |  Post a comment
With proofs of concept completed, NFV is ready to move into commercial networks – mobile operators need to make the leap.
Why IP Live Production Will Be Revolutionary
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2/9/2016  |  1 comment
In the second part of a two-part series, Paul Robinson explains why the move to live IP production is an opportunity to significantly change the viewing experience, and more importantly, open up new revenue and business opportunities.
IP Live Production: Evolution or Revolution?
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2/8/2016  |  1 comment
One thing is certain: the coming technology changes will affect everyone to varying degrees, including content providers, service providers and equipment makers.
Curing America's China Syndrome
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1/29/2016  |  25 comments
It's time for our industry to call BS on the US government's position on Chinese telco manufacturers.
Building a Secure DNS Architecture for NFV
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1/29/2016  |  Post a comment
There are important considerations for companies to keep in mind when moving Domain Name System (DNS) infrastructure to an NFV implementation.
Debunking the Open Access Myths
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1/20/2016  |  35 comments
The lies, damned lies and statistics of real open access network operations.
Why Independent NFV Interop Tests Need to Go a Step Further
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1/18/2016  |  1 comment
The first independent NFV infrastructure interoperability evaluation was sorely needed and must be built upon in the future.
WebRTC's Risks & Rewards: Listen Up, C-Suite
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1/15/2016  |  2 comments
While most enterprises are probably not ready for WebRTC today, there is clearly great value to be gained for the right use case.
How to Protect Subscriber Info in the Cloud
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1/13/2016  |  1 comment
Striking the balance between relying on trusted processes and security policies and achieving operational agility, especially when subscriber data is at stake, is crucial.
VoLTE: It's Not Just About Voice
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1/12/2016  |  1 comment
Exact Ventures forecasts that the overall market for IMS core networking equipment will grow by 30% in 2016 to reach $3 billion as VoLTE drives investments.
Why Carriers Are Adopting SD-WAN
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1/6/2016  |  Post a comment
The biggest advantage that SD-WAN provides carriers is end-to-end control over services to the customer premises.
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Three key takeaways from the Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) Congress in Munich, Germany.
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Napatech Tackles NFV's Major Challenge

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One of the main challenges for network operators introducing NFV is to combine performance and flexibility in a cost-effective way, but there is a solution, explains Napatech's Dan Joe Barry.
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CEO Chat: UXP's Gemini Waghmare

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Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders and UXP Systems CEO Gemini Waghmare discuss the strategic importance of digital identity for operators in the midst of transformation.
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F5 Virtual Network Function Integrations With Partner Orchestration Platform

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F5's Kishore Patnam, product manager for F5's service provider solutions, discusses why service providers are moving towards virtualization and how his clients are utilizing F5's solutions.
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CEO Chat: Intel's Alexis Black Bjorlin

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Join us for an in-depth interview between Steve Saunders of Light Reading and Alexis Black Bjorlin of Intel as they discuss the release of the company's Silicon Photonics platform, its performance, long-term prospects, customer expectations and much more.
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Accelerating Telecom Digital Transformation With Nominum DNS

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Light Reading's Steve Saunders gets an update from Nominum CEO Gary Messiana on how his company is helping carriers on the digital transformation journey.
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Reinventing Operations for a Virtual, Software-Defined World

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Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Jim Hodges speaks with Accenture's Larry Socher and Matt Anderson about what service providers must do to transform their business to get the benefits of SDN and NFV including: leveraging DevOps, introducing real-time OSS and implementing analytics.
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