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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  |  1 comment
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  |  2 comments
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.
Why Isn't Virtualization Working?
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4/14/2017  |  4 comments
To succeed at virtualization, operators need to realize that standards bodies, open source initiatives and vendor ecosystems aren't going to help.
New IP Agency Plans Test for NFV Interoperability
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4/11/2017  |  Post a comment
MANO in the NFV space will be put through its paces at Light Reading's fourth annual Big Communications Event in Austin next month.
Breaking Through Bias in Next-Gen Comms
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4/6/2017  |  1 comment
Take control of your career and confront stereotypes, overcome biases and achieve the full measure of success to which your talent, hard work and ambition entitle you.
Tackling NFV's Interoperability Challenges
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4/4/2017  |  Post a comment
Ken Presti explains why the work of New IP Agency (NIA) is more important than ever – and why he feels privileged to be its new director.
Manage Your Career Pace to Ensure Impact
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3/29/2017  |  2 comments
Time is your biggest asset if you use it to get you where you want to go.
Drones Drive New Revenue Streams for Mobile Ecosystem
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3/27/2017  |  1 comment
The use of drone technology is changing the game for wireless operators, argues AUVSI's Brian Wynne.
Why Being a Person in Tech Comes First
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3/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Sometimes your day job has to come before championing the women in tech cause, but that can be equally as beneficial, inspirational and productive.
March Madness: Redefining a 'Live' Event
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3/15/2017  |  1 comment
As a month-long, multi-city, 12-hour/day, multi-time zone, multi-device extravaganza, the NCAA basketball tournament poses unique streaming video challenges.
The How, What & Why of Accelerating 5G NR
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3/10/2017  |  Post a comment
As the 3GPP agrees on plan to accelerate 5G NR -- the global 5G standard -- for 2019 deployments, a Qualcomm VP walks us through the reasons why.
Pushing Your Products to the Brink
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3/9/2017  |  Post a comment
There is no substitute for testing under the most realistic conditions if you want to minimize the chances of network downtime.
The Digital Economy & GDPR
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3/9/2017  |  3 comments
Stephen Cameron and Chris Pinnock examine the implications of the impending EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that is due to come into force in May 2018 and which will affect every organization that uses the data of European citizens.
Assuring the Telco Cloud
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2/20/2017  |  Post a comment
The systems and processes used for assuring networks services and business models will need to be updated to support telco cloud and virtualization strategies.
A Solid First Step Toward Greater Broadband Deployment
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2/17/2017  |  2 comments
Private investment is essential if the US is to reach its broadband goals, particularly for connecting rural America, writes former Congressman Rick Boucher.
Cloudifying the Communications Network
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2/16/2017  |  4 comments
Operators want to take advantage of cloudification, but the communications network is not the data center so they need to bridge the gap between the network and the cloud.
Time to Invest in Virtual Reality?
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2/13/2017  |  9 comments
Is the current virtual reality customer experience equivalent to the significant investment?
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